4/14/11

KNOTTY IN CROCHET

SHEER ENOUGH FOR SUMMER
Lily Donaldson for MONSOON Spring/Summer 2011
Crochet was prominent in the 1970's feeding off that hippie, festival era. Yet, with the recent return of the 70's trend, crochet is now back and hitting the runways like never before, making for a seriously demanding fashion statement. Being one of summer's hottest trends on the market, designers all over have learned how to remix and remaster the crochet trend. Anna Sui, goes playful mixing crochet with various native elements such as feathers and ruffles. While Proenza Schouler goes a little retro mixing crochet with contrasting neon colors. Either way, get a little experimental this summer and incorporate crochet into your own personal style!
Read this post on my San Francisco's: Examiner.com page!
FUN WAYS TO WEAR CROCHET: 
1. Feather it up: This year feathers are huge, and luckily, feathers and crochet look seamlessly compatible together. Feather accessories also come in a variety of fun colors, and can really help liven up a crochet outfit, especially if the crochet is in a neutral color tone. My personal favorite colors to pair with crochet are teal or orange. 
2. Dare to go bare underneath: When I think of great swimming cover-up pieces, a crochet dress automatically comes to mind. The difference between a grandma's crochet sweater dress (ick), and a sexy, current crochet look greatly depends on how you wear it. Using crochet as an overlay piece to something sexy underneath is a great way to spruce up this trend. 
3. Keep it light-hearted: The hand-crafted nature of crochet along with the light color gives off a fresh, fun summer vibe appeal. Support this look by ensuring the rest of your outfit is light and paired with summer pieces. Pieces such as sandals, shorts, bandeaus and lightweight jackets work great.
spring/summer 2011 runway collection
1. PROENZA SCHOULER, 2. VERA WANG, 3. EMILIO PUCCI, 4. JULIEN MACDONALDS
1. Kate Bosworth in a Top Shop Crochet Dress
2. Miranda Kerr in Anna Kosturova marilyn crochet dress
3. Model Candice Swanepoel for Victoria's Secret: crochet cardigan
photos taken by mandywong

46 comments:

  1. thanks for your comment!
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  2. crochet always evokes memories of my more carefree summer days! definitely love them with feathers! those are fab shoes, by the way!

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  3. I love how you show trends and different elements and incorporate them into your look. You have a fabulous blog and I'd be more than happy to support you. I'm following you on bloglovin. Can't wait to see more. Also thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and inviting me to yours.

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    Bobbie

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  4. Crochet is a must-have item for my beach days. Great tips about mixing it up with feather to give it a native feel. You look lovely in that crochet dress!

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    Sandy
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  5. i love the crochet trend!!! i love your outfit :)

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  6. Love your dress!
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  7. You look amazing!
    I really like your blog!

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  8. gorgeous outfit i love it!
    i'm following you now!

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  9. ♥I love your blog so much.)) ♥

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  10. love your style..i think is gorgeous!i like so much white and it's a must of this spring summer so awesome!
    Follow me dear??i'll do the same back..
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  11. amazing pictures! really love the outfit. great blog, i have to follow it :) xx

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  12. Great pictures! They're very inspiring, and your version of the crochet trend is lovely! :)

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  13. What a gorgeous look! I love your styling.

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  15. Gorgeous! I love this outfit!
    Amazing shoes!
    x

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  16. Cute photos!

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  17. In love with this style!! we like so much the pics, good choice!! we like your blog and we follow you!!kisses darling!
    Silvia and Chiara

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  19. i love your crochet dress and your hair style! it's a great idea to feather it up!

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  20. Hey thanks for your comment. Iam following you now.
    I love your blog to, in this post your shoes are awesome and i love the yellow flowers in the back. Follow me back with bloglovin or facebook.
    Ciao Bisou Anna

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  21. LOVE! i just got a crochet dress and i have no idea what to wear underneath!

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  22. that first look is the most amazing inspiration for your outfit. i actually have never seen anyone wear crochet as good as u do. so edgy but feminine at the same time.
    xoxo
    mina

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  23. yay, i'm completely in love with crochet. i just bought a top and saw a white crochet dress that i'm going to buy today! they are so perfect for summer. Yours looks so pretty and the photos are just beautiful! Great blog xxx

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  24. Loving the crochet look but don't think I could pull it off! You've done so well! Love how this dress looks on you! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I'm following you now. Hope ya come back and follow me too :)

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  27. Beautiful post!!!! I am a crochet addict!!! You look lovely! I love the wearing-crochet tips you shared!

    XoxO
    PLami

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  28. Loving crochet for this season! These items are great!

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  29. stunning pictures. you look beyond amazing. love this post girlie. if you get a free second stop by and check out my latest go-to fash as well as see pictures from the fall/winter preview I attended Monday in Beverly Hills. xoxo

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  30. Such a brilliant title haha! Love it. When done right, I think crochet is fab.

    Hope you have a wonderful day, Love!
    B.

    That Girl in Pearls

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  31. Love the beautiful flowers in the background.

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  32. Just found your blog and already love it! Following you. That dress is so gorgeous and you look fab in it. <3<3<3

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