Remember the crochet vests, tops, and ponchos we wore back in the 70s and how cool they made us feel? Fast forward to today, and Crochet is back! Are you ready for round two? Here’s how to wear the crochet trend in 2023 without looking like a dated blast from the past.
1. Choose a Modern Silhouette
Crochet clothes look chic when they are streamlined and unfussy. Go for simple cuts and clean shapes to look sporty and chic, rather than Victorian granny. This boxy, cropped, crochet sweater is a great example of what I mean.
Crochet Hem Pants – These sleek, cropped, minimalist pants have a classy, crocheted hem. They look fabulous paired with another modern trend, eyelet. I also found these breezy wide-leg crochet pants that are more boho beachy!
2. Wear Crochet in a Trendy Color
Earthy tones ruled way back when, but crochet clothes in cheery brights and saturated pastels are the latest for spring. This cute crochet top has an athleisurewear vibe. It’s fresh and energetic in this beautiful, minty green.
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3. Use Crochet to Frame Your Face
Crochet is a pretty way to create a focal point and distract from a problem area. For example, this cute coral tee is loose and flowy, so it conveniently hides a belly. The gorgeous crochet neckline also helps draws the eye upwards, putting the focus on your pretty face! I love how this crochet neckline pulls you in, making a simple summer outfit feel modern and feminine.
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4. Try a Crochet Maxi
Maxi dresses are more popular than ever, and some of the best I’ve seen for summer are crochet. You’ll find T-shirt and tank styles that are casual and classy, and even a little bit sexy, too, with a breezy half-slip underneath to let your legs peek through. Don’t be fooled into thinking these are hard to wear. They’re very soft and stretchy, so they slip on nicely and follow your shape without being the least bit tight!
This creamy-colored one is a favorite and looks very classy when you style it monochrome – meaning all in subtle shades of cream/beige. Don’t forget to mix textures. Crochet with raffia is an earthy, natural combination!
6. Don’t Get Hung Up on the Past
Don’t get stuck in a rut thinking I wore it back then and can’t wear it now. There are so many new ways to wear crochet that are worth exploring. Go with just a nod to the trend, like a cute bucket hat or a fabulous crochet cuff bracelet. I love this gorgeous crochet bag with its modern shape, and the crochet dress that is actually a beach cover-up might be kind of cute for a change with flats.
There are crochet earrings, sandals, layered poncho tops, and boxy crochet tops that feel really fresh. Or go all out with a cute crochet cardigan and shorts set! You don’t know until you try!
7. Go Monotone
To look less granny and more edgy wearing crochet, try this black-and-white monochromatic look. This chic combo adds drama and makes crafty crochet look more artsy!
Will you be wearing crochet this summer? How will you wear it?
8. Crochet Shoes
Finally, shoes are a great way to try out the crochet trend. These cute navy espadrilles add some lovely texture to this cute nautical sundress look. To see the whole outfit check out my post on 4th of July Outfits!
Will you be wearing crochet this summer?