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, eclectic, and chic style. In April 2011, Chictopia wrote an editorial about How To: Crop Tops. Popular types of Self-Made Tops are shredded, tank top, lace embellished, purple & white, and lace. Blogger's favorite colors are white, black, blue, and brick red.
There are currently 67 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Self-Made Tops. Most recently, blogger HollyDolly of hollydollydarling.com wore her brick red self-made top with a black Target boots, gold self-made leggings, and sky blue Old Navy vest.