Looking for a way to stay cool this spring and summer, ladies? Loose-knit crochet garments will do the trick, so thank yourself (or your grandma!) for all those tops you used to knit during your free time. Ignite your wardrobe with bohemian-chic pieces because loose knit tops, skirts, dresses and cardigans will be your go-to pieces as the weather starts to warm up.
The artistic detailing in any type of knit garment has the power to be both classy and edgy, depending on how you wear it. Either way, the unique shapes and doily-like patterns allow you to feel every cool breeze that blows by.
Here are eight ways to infuse crochet pieces into your wardrobe:
1. Crochet Poncho
This bohemian top is a versatile layering piece that can be worn in both a casual or dressy setting. Wear it with your favorite pair of cropped pants for a daytime lunch date, or layer it over a black maxi dress for work. Since the top is a neutral color – beige – get funky with your shoes, and slip on your favorite pair of colorful wedges.
2. Side Sweep Sweater
The delicate patterns of swirls, loops and scallops offer a sophisticated look. The sweep sweater drapes elegantly over your body, successfully flattering your silhouette. This top is great for those windy spring days because your arms are fully covered. The top is completely open, though, so wear a camisole underneath. Slip on your best pair of white jeans, throw on a denim jacket and you’re ready to rock.
3. 3/4-Length Sleeve Crochet Top
This is another figure-flattering top you can wear on those cooler spring days that still lets a slight breeze graze your shoulders. The top comes in black and white – we recommend both because they’re timelessly classic and can be worn on any occasion. Make the shirt pop by wearing it with the opposite color pants – white top with black pants, black top with white pants. Denim works, too. Steer clear of cropped pants to avoid looking like you outgrew or shrunk your clothes – one 3/4 length garment is plenty.
4. Crochet Skirt
The ladylike trim on the crochet skirt exudes a feminine-chic look that will keep you feeling cool in the office or on the beach. The waist band is elastic, so you never have to worry about feeling uncomfortable in this full-coverage, breezy skirt. Color options are aqua or coral, but wear either skirt with a white camisole and some strappy sandals for a casual look. Or, dress it up a bit and give yourself little extra boost and elongate your legs with wedge heels. Worried you’ll be a bit chilly? That’s what your trusty denim jacket is for!
5. Crochet Shorts
For a casual look, go with a pair of crochet shorts. The scalloped edges offer unique detailing that is both fun and feminine. The shorts are fully lined, so no need to worry about showing off too much skin. Wear with a tight camisole under a pattered duster slip on your gladiator sandals.
6. Crochet Hi-Low Top
If you’re looking for a dressier shirt with a bit more coverage, this crochet hi-low top is just for you. Its dramatic, uneven hemlines create an interesting aesthetic. Wear on a date night with your significant other or for a classy night out with your best girlfriends. Slip on your skinny dress pants and your slingback heels to complete this dramatic look.
7. Crochet Fringe Duster
This open-knit crochet cardigan is the ideal piece for successfully completing any wardrobe. This bad boy will lengthen your figure, whether you’re wearing a sundress, maxi dress or shorts/blouse combination. You can even wear it as a bathing-suit cover up! It’s paprika coloring and hints of fringe boast a bohemian vibe that can be dressed up or down.
8. Crochet Wedge by Monroe and Main
Who said crochet garments only meant skirts, tops or dresses? Shoe lovers rejoice because these stylish wedges are perfect for spring and summer. They are taupe with a classic cork platform and beautiful crochet pattern – neutral, so they can be worn with anything.The wedge and slingback heel provides extra comfort while still offering a stylish look. Wear with a pair of shorts or a patterned sundress, but in reality, all eyes are going to be drawn to the shoes.