Not Just Your Grandmas Crochet
By: Victoria Patterson
Crochet? Isn’t that stuff your gran has on her couch? Well yes, yes it usually is. However, it’s coming back! Hurray your nan says, and hurray for us! It’s the new but old fashion trend that’s “Not just your Grandmas Crochet”. .. And we love it!
This trend is bursting with rainbows, funky patterns, and a new wave of cool that’s certainly taking us by storm. The beauty of this trend is you can be as toned down or turned up as you please. It’s easy to pair a cute muted tone skirt with your everyday wears, or be as fun and free as your heart desires, and go for an all over colour piece! From extravagant dresses, to cute granny square bell bottoms, it’s a fun new way to brighten that wardrobe, and give an extra wow factor at some of this summer’s fun festivities.
Some designers taking the Crochet plunge have been; DEGEN, with her adorable rainbows and stunning my little pony inspiration. To the likes of Miu Miu, Chloe and House of Holland. Who are just making us fantasise about Woodstock, dancing barefoot in meadows and all that peace, love and rock n roll.
Image: DENGEN; House of Holland; Chloe
Plus, it can be worn well past this summer’s heat wave! I like to wear my uniquely magical Crochets in that funny period; I like to call, “Sprinter” and “Autummer.” For those in-between season days when you look outside and think “Is it too cold for this? I don’t want to freeze.” Then you end up carrying piles of clothes out on your adventures, and who wants that? Opt for this weather-friendly trend and let yourself be free, and happy whatever the weather, and say goodbye to layering tons of clothes! Breezy and fun and the way to go.
Although this can be a tricky trend to master! Be yourself, and add your own modern twist to this hippy-tastic 70’s trend. Pair a Crochet dress with ankle boots, or throw on that old biker jacket! Be whoever you want to be, but be clever however, and not end up a walking doily (that is always a slight possibility). If you’re nervous about storming out head to toe, opt for subtle accessories or trims, whatever you do have fun with it and do your grandma proud!