Crochet is not only our go-to fabric for ultimate festival cool, but its romantic, beautifully feminine patterns make it this season’s dreamiest daytime staple. It isn't, however, particularly easy to wear (complete with the danger of making its wearer look like a large doily) - so, with SS15 bursting with more crochet than you’ll find at a Coachella afterparty, here’s our guide to wearing the trend.
A classic festival item, pair a crochet crop top with high-waisted denim shorts and seventies tile prints, or toughen up crochet dresses with chunky ankle boots (or, y’know, wellies). Coachella street style snaps are an amazing source of inspiration: we love the romantic, Jane Birkin-esque crochet maxi skirts and the abundance of white minidresses with crocheted necklines and trims. Coachella also showed that crochet doesn't have to be restricted to white and neutral colours: Jordan Dunn embodied the trend from head to toe in a black playsuit, while red, yellow and lavender crocheted circles popped against Gisele Oliveira's black dress.
For everyday wear, wear loose crochet tops with denim flares and a floppy hat for an instant seventies feel. Keep the look modern with clean cut lines and crisp, icy white and indigo colours. Throwing a biker jacket over delicately patterned crochet dresses gives your look an instant edge, while an unbuttoned denim shirt is perfect for cooler summer evenings- cover up with our oversized Americana shirt, available here. If the thought of crochet still makes you squeamish, the easiest way to rock the trend is by incorporating subtle details into an outfit- think crocheted hems and pretty panels, as seen on our Lara blouse. With its delicate lacy inserts and edgings, the blouse looks gorgeous paired with a tan A-line mini and floppy hat, or with this season's denim cuts- Jane Birkin, eat your heart out!
Words by Anam Rahim