In the Loop
Wear crochet the modern way
If crochet makes you think of shawls and doilies, you've got some rethinking to do: This year, the look has gone both sophisticated and fashion-forward. Below, the newest ways to wear it:
Structured Loosey-goosey is well and good, but this season we're seeing the crochet trend emerge in a clean and structured way that plays sleek lines off soft fabric. We love the mix of dainty flowers and pencil silhouette on this work-appropriate French Connection skirt ($90), and the crisply folded collar of this gorgeous Jen Kao cardigan ($1,395).
Accessorized Not ready to fully commit to the granny square? Try it out in small doses with statement pieces--like colorful bangles ($38) or a minimalist choker ($68) that let you sport our other new favorite look, fabric jewelry.
On Foot Channel your hippy days (while looking like a grown-up) with woven summer shoes that go from pool-side to desk-side. Frye's Emma ballet flats ($177) are smart and comfortable enough for every day, while Tory Burch's Susannah Sandal ($225) is thoroughly vacation-ready. Or get the look for less with Victoria's Secret's equally travel-chic version ($95).