To Crochet or not to Crochet?

June 12, 2017

We’ve all been there, when your wardrobe demands transition and refurbishment between winter and summer fashion but your bank balance just doesn’t agree.

Decamping from your traditional summer crops, crochet has woven its way into this season’s trends yet again and is top pick for collating looks, namely coveted because of its synonymously low price.

The aesthetic of crochet can depict seventies influence and add hints of retro fashion to your usual look, as well as injecting summer vibes to any basic pieces.The uniform of hot hippies everywhere, the woven style has always been top of our lists, creating intricacy in detail and making use of vacant space.

Festival and Holiday Knits

As Festival season kicks off, crochet holds relevant place in the fashion to follow, letting creativity to take flight in airy and colourful designs. Not just adorned for festival, summer knits are present and perfect for holidays away, whether city break or beach endeavour.

Crochet styles for summer can take form of bikinis, flares, cover ups and all in between. The style can add edge to an otherwise humble attire.

The best part of this style is its affordability on limited funds. Pieces start from just a few quid across the high street, with high end naturally taking more cost into consideration.

The savvy knitter could also give it a go at creating their own crochet pieces and crafting an ultimate low cost fashion forward look. Don a crochet hook and ball of yarn and you could be on your way to designing looks like the big players in the industry.

This knitted accessory to summer fashion is favoured by many A list celebrities, including Eva Longoria, Madonna and Kim Kardashian just to highlight a few.

Where to shop Crochet

Classic styles can be found at Bon Marche, Monsoon and M&S, if neutral shades and subtler injections of the trend are more your thing. For more lively, forward thinking pieces, Pretty Little Thing and Missguided have your back.

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Header image credit: Bon Marche.

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