The texture of your clothes can make a big style impact. That’s why we’re loving this summer’s trend to incorporate more crochet and lace into your outfits.
Crochet and lace are timeless, a little retro and a lot feminine. Here are some different and unique ways to wear crochet and lace this summer and into the fall.
Lace doesn’t have to be fancy or formal. You can wear lace to the beach or pool or even just around town when you slip into a pair of lace shorts. Kohl’s has a great selection of lace – and crochet – shorts in different colors, from white to black to cream to an orangey rose. They are dressier than denim shorts yet more casual than a lace dress. Rewind Crochet Lace Shortie Shorts, on sale $17.99, Kohls.com
Accent with lace
You don’t have to wear an entire head-to-toe lace outfit to experiment with this trend. Look for lace hems, necklines and accents. An example is a long tunic tank at Kohl’s, which is otherwise casual and simple, except for a simple wide lace hem. Try it in different colors, including a black-and-white-striped version. Stripes can co-exist with lace. Takeout Slubbed Lace Bottom Tunic Tank, on sale $13.99, Kohls.com
Accessorize with crochet
One great way to play with trends is via accessories, and we are madly in love with a cream crochet handbag with a fringe bottom. That’s two trends in one. This monochromatic boho-style purse is a great example of how much power a little texture can bring. Women’s Crochet and Fringe Crossbody Handbag, Ivory, $29.99, Target.com
Consider macrame, too
Dive deeper into the retro revival and world of wonderful knits with macrame. A macrame purse channels 1969 even more with its mustard half-dye dip job. So groovy. Women’s Dip Dye Macrame Crossbody Handbag, $29.99, Target.com