The crochet trend we saw on the spring 2022 runways is now flooding the stores everywhere from Neiman Marcus to Target! But before you picture your grandma’s crochet blanket or a crochet bikini or something tacky and decide the trend is not for you, think again! There are indeed chic and fresh ways to wear the crochet trend for women over 40. Here are 5 of the best ways to wear crochet.
Best Ways To Wear Crochet
1. Crochet Accessories
If you are timid about crochet, or any trend for that matter, it is always best to try it out in small doses. And the easiest way to do that is with your accessories. Try a crochet handbag, like this bold green Topshop shoulder bag. It can add a pop of color to anything you wear this summer. Or how about a colorful pair of crochet sneakers like these platforms from Free People? They have a subtle grandma blanket print in a modern style. For a more practical approach, you may like this crushable crochet fedora from Kate Spade New York. After all, you need to keep your head covered for sun protection, so you may as well do it in style.
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2. Crochet Swimsuit Cover Up
Crochet can be sheer, right? So one of the best ways to wear crochet is over your swimsuit. It may be the obvious way to wear the crochet trend but this year there are more options than ever before. You can find all kinds of colorful beach and pool coverups like this adorable stripe crochet one from FARM Rio. It’s fairly covered up for a coverup and it will still keep you cool. For versatility wear it like a cardigan over jeans and a t-shirt.
3. Crochet Elements
If you don’t want to go all out on the crochet trend, you can find pieces with crochet trims or elements. Try this flattering peplum blouse from Vince Camuto with a crochet yoke, or this easy-to-wear crochet-trim dress from Macy’s for a more subtle take on the trend. (It comes in black too.) Both would be welcome additions to your summer wardrobe this year and for years to come.
4. Crochet Layering Pieces
OK, so we know that crochet can be sheer, so another one of the best ways to wear it is as a layering piece. Wear a fun colorful crochet tank like this Missoni-reminiscent multistripe one from Target under a blazer, a denim jacket or a cardigan. Or wear a crochet cardigan sweater like this one from Vince over a tank, a long sleeve tee or a dress. Wear it over white, a contrasting color, or a similar shade for a monochrome look. The mixing and matching styling possibilities are endless.
5. Have Fun With The Trend
Another way to enjoy crochet is to totally embrace the trend and go all out! Make a statement and wear pieces that scream grandma’s crochet knit blanket and don’t be shy about it. These pants from Andersson Bell are a hoot because they are actually denim with a crochet print. And this Kurt Gieger London crochet handbag is so over-the-top with its peace sign and yin-yang symbols (and fun) and makes no apologies about being totally trendy this season.
Are you going to try the crochet trend this season? Will you dip in your toe or dive in?
You may also like to read more of Carol’s fashion and DIY posts like DIY Wallet On A Chain: Easy How To Make It Video and DIY: Turn Your Old Dusty Designer Handbag Into Something You’re Proud To Carry.
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