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Fashion Challenge: Wear Something Crocheted


Crochet fashion trend seen on Miley Cyrus, Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, and Nicole Richie

In tune with this season’s emerging ’70s-inspired fashion trends, crocheted tops, vests, and dresses are popping up everywhere. Though crochet might have earned a reputation as an old lady favorite, there’s an easy way to pull off this trend and still look edgy and cool. With spring weather upon us, there’s no better time to try out this lightweight sweater material.

So what are you waiting for? Read on for tips and trick for rocking this week’s challenge!

Tips and Tricks for Wearing Crocheted Items

  • For a risk-free way to try this trend without going all-out, look for dresses with crocheted embellishments. Since crochet is already part of the outfit, it’ll be a no-brainer to style.
  • Love your fur vest but hate that the weather is now too warm to wear it? A crocheted vest will look great with almost anything in your closet as well!
  • Crocheted sweaters (especially cropped ones) are perfect for springtime weather. They’ll look great over a dress or a tank top and jeans.
  • For a really daring look, try wearing a bandeau under a crocheted top. Be sure to pair it with jeans or a conservative skirt to keep the look classy.
  • Don’t pair crocheted clothing with too other many “hippie” trends, such as wooden platforms, bell bottoms, a hippie headband, or a peasant top. One other hippie-esque item is fine, but rock too many, and you risk looking like you’re wearing a costume.
  • To keep from looking Grandma-esque, pair crochet pieces with tougher items like leather, denim, or boots. Floral print can sometimes look too delicate and girly with crochet for most people’s taste.
  • Look for crocheted scarves, beanies, and other accessories for just a pop of the trend.

Outfit Inspiration

Sweater, Jeans, Wedges, Headband

A black crocheted sweater paired with rough boyfriend jeans strikes the perfect balance between frilly and tough. Add a headband to polish up the look, and a pair of strappy wedges for a boost of style.

Crochet dress outfit with sandals and jewelry
Dress, Shoes, Bangles, Earrings

This dress is perfect for a gorgeous springtime day! Keep it edgy with a stack of eccentric bangles and feather earrings. Finish with your favorite pair of gladiators.

Vest, Dress, Bracelet, Shoes, Necklace

A crocheted vest will help keep your shoulders warm during chilly springtime nights. It will look great with a floral sundress, rope bracelet, and leaf necklace. Finish with some cute boots.

Rocked the Challenge? Send Us Your Pictures!

Did you wear something crocheted this week? Send your pictures to fashionchallenge AT along with your name, school, a description of what you’re wearing, and the URL of your blog if you have one. We’re feature your photos here to inspire other CF readers!

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What do you think about the ’70s trends we’ve been seeing lately? Have you already been rocking crochet? What other ’70s trends do you love? What fashion challenges would you like to see in the future? Let us know by leaving a comment!

Posted on on March 24, 2011 / Filed Under: Fashion Tips / Tags: , , , , ,

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15 Responses to “Fashion Challenge: Wear Something Crocheted”

  1. 1
    March 24th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I really like the feather necklace. I saw one in Lucky that was all pale pinky peach feathers that was cute too. Guess I’m going to have to get one!

  2. 2
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Though the crochet style is not really my style (too boho/relaxed for me, I like clean cut stuff) these styles are cute. I should recommend it to my friend. Its totally her style.

  3. 3
    March 24th, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I like that crochet can give you a boho vibe or a more dainty girly one, if that’s what you’re looking for. I have 1 or 2 crochet pieces in my closet, but I never really thought to give them a bohemian twist. I think I’ll give it a try.

  4. 4
    March 24th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    I love this! I dint even know it was a trend, I like wearing my creme colored short sleeve crocheted cardigan over my tank tops, vnecks, and camis! As far as acessories go I love the crochet knitted headbands my aunt made me for christmas. They are so cute! i have one in burgandy and dusty rose, they make me stand out since nobody wears them, maybe i’ll start a trend =-)

  5. 5
    March 24th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    oh, i did this accidentally today; i wore a black crochet cardigan (3/4 length sleeves) over a long sleeve white shirt, a long pendant necklace, skinny jeans, and ankle boots!

  6. 6
    March 24th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I love anything and everything crochet!

  7. 7
    March 25th, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love crochet and this article is helpful for tips on how to wear crochet, but I also remember seeing another article on CF about wearing crochet, that was perhaps less detailed than this one – and it was probably like a year ago, so it’s been a while but I remember the same exact Kate Bosworth picture but I love crochet so yay for another article on it.

  8. 8
    April 26th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    I wore a sorta-cropped crocheted sweater with a body suit and skinny jeans. I felt like a million.

  9. 9
    July 18th, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I would most defiantly find a crocheted vest, with a nice shirt to contrast the color of the vest, and wear it with a pair of jeans ( i prefer skinny legged, because i’m addicted to them), and some heels. I just love the crochet dresses, i really think i could pull some of them off. It’s just all about what fits you. Crochet is a great look for the summer.

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