For this post I was inspired by a fashion blogger friend of mine who was promoting a site, Madewithlovebyjdove.etsy.com. The designer is a recent college grad from my alma mater (Towson University) who knits the flyest bikini and crop tops. It reminded me of how much I love the crochet trend. I have a crochet bikini and crop top that I have been rocking since 2013 (don’t judge me, it’s still cute). But that just goes to show that some trends stay current.
Crochet is one of those styles that we stole from our grandparents decades ago and have put our stamp of approval on. It’s not just for Granny’s scarves and blankets that she unwarrantedly gifts us on Christmas. We have spruced up the old school material in the form of spring dresses, hippie vests, and wide-legged pants.
My absolute favorite crochet look has to be the crop top. Crops have been in for the past few seasons because they allow us ladies to show a little skin without looking like hookers. Whether curvy or thin, the crop top can be made appropriate with the right bottom such as high-waisted jeans.
Crochet also is an incredible weapon for beating the heat. I wore a crochet loose-fitting top this weekend to escape this scorching California weather and it was so effective. The wind passed through the limited material and immediately hit my skin like a magnet!
Peep the cool crochet pieces below. Are you here for this trend???
-Renée Nicole Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative