Self-Made Tops first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2008 seen on Boston blogger queenelizabeth. She wore her self-made purple & white top with a green seondhand cardigan sweater, black H&M pleated mini skirt, and gray Primark tights. Since then, Self-Made Tops have grown in popularity as bloggers from Santa Cruz, Surabaya, and Manila have discovered them. Self-Made Tops are generally seen in casual, chic, and eclectic style. In April 2011, Chictopia wrote an editorial about How To: Crop Tops. Popular types of Self-Made Tops are purple & white, aztec midriff, one shoulder, sheer zipper back, and lace. Blogger's favorite colors are white, black, blue, and teal.
There are currently 73 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Self-Made Tops. Most recently, blogger HollyDolly of hollydollyblog.com wore her brick red self-made top with a black Target boots, gold self-made leggings, and sky blue Old Navy vest.