A staple of the 70’s, crochet has made a HUGE comeback this season. Along with flared jeans, printed peasant blouses, and the hippie vibe, crochet has made its appearance in everything from bags and hats to sweaters and tops. Feminine without being too frilly, crochet has major sex appeal with its see-through cutouts, but can just as easily be worn sweet when layered with other pieces. It’s intricate without being fussy, earthy without losing any glamor. So go ahead, play in crochet this summer. Channel your inner hippie with any of these versatile pieces:
1. Bop Basics Raffia Crochet Short Brim Hat ($98)
The bohemian trend is all about bringing out your natural beauty. This crocheted fedora does just that with its natural elements, including braided raffia and supple leather cord band. Perfect for beach bumming or a morning at the market.
2. Tibi Crochet Dress ($341)
A simple sillouhette is made stunning with an intricate crocheted composition. Crew neck with a 7-button back closure, ribbed banding at waist, and sheer raglan sleeve. Lined in all the right places. Pair with your favorite wedgies for the perfect start to a summer evening out.
3. Elizabeth and James Dottie Crocheted Cotton Sweater ($192)
Sometimes summer calls for a light cover-up. Skip the cardigan and go for something a little more unexpected, like this Elizabeth and James Dottie Crocheted Sweater. A beautiful crochet is shaped into a crew neck staple for an fresh take on a go-to classic. Pair with shorts and heels for a fun going out look.
4. Willow & Clay Crochet Sweater ($)
As seen on Selena Gomez, a simple sweater tee is the perfect throw-on for over your bikini. I love how it gives the illusion of coverage, while allowing a peek of that itty bitty halter top underneath. A cropped length makes this crocheted top of-the-moment. Pair with cut-offs and sandals for a youthful beach vibe.
5. Ojai Crochet Valley Mailbag ($159)
So maybe you’re not ready to bare it all with a peekaboo top…but that doesn’t mean you have to skip this trend all together. Grab the Ojai Crochet Valley Mailbag for a hint of crochet wherever you go. Oversized bag in chunky crocheted natural twine with 100% leather details, beaded and braided tassels, and repair and cross-stitching.