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Crochet can be divisive – too often it conjures up thoughts of questionable festival fashion, but get it right and it’s the perfect texture to add to your summer wardrobe. Its homespun, bohemian feel makes it ideal for a sun-drenched holiday, but some clever styling can allow it to work for everyday wear, too. If diving in headfirst isn’t your thing, perhaps try a crochet bag instead, such as our exclusive clutch, created in collaboration with Maria La Rosa.

Top Tips

Don’t be afraid to dress it up. A pair of heels can instantly transform crochet to evening-ready status.

Think about your base layers. Crochet is usually sheer, so invest in a good-quality slip or foundation layers that you don’t mind being on view.

Keep accessories pared back. Crochet is a statement, so don’t make it fight for attention with statement accessories.

Top Tips

Stick to summer. Crochet can often look out of place in the cooler seasons, so save it for when the mercury rises.

Consider hemlines and colour. Shorter crochet dresses and skirts in rainbow brights are best suited to the beach, while longer dresses or skirts in neutral shades can be easily adapted to more formal settings.

Got a crochet skirt or top and wondering what to pair it with? Simple is best; tops look great with denim, while a crochet skirt works well with a plain tee.