How to work the new crochet trend
By Carlene Thomas Bailey

Inspired by the Tommy Hilfiger S/S16 catwalk, crochet is a key style to rock this summer, and will develop into S/S17, so learn to love it now.

May 25, 2016
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Crochet clothing presents a dilemma.

On the one hand you can end up looking like Gigi Hadid, Leomie Anderson & Co on the Tommy Hilfiger S/S16 catwalk and on the other hand you can end up looking like your grandma’s tea doily.

Tommy_Hilfiger crochet styles for S/S16

Tommy_Hilfiger crochet styles for S/S16

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Either way, there is no denying that crochet is a staple for this summer, with all the high street stores embracing the trend, and delivering product ranging from crop tops to halterneck shapes and tees (for those who want a little more coverage).

There are also a range of colourways on sale, from a sunkissed reds, yellows and oranges to more monochrome colours, in case you just want to dip your toe into the trend.

We scoured the best global street style, from festivals to fashion week, to provide you with styling inspiration on how to rock crochet and openwork to perfection.

If you get it right now you can carry the trend on into S/S17 where crochet is a key knitwear trend that will develop with new shapes, different colour palettes, laying ideas and styles to take you from day to night (subscribers can see the full S/S17 Knitwear design capsule here)

1. Go full 70s boho

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2. Play with proportion and just tease your love of crochet

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3. Channel Solange (in crochet goals and in life)

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4. Exposure the full craftsmanship of crochet

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5. Embrace this beach-appropriate way of rocking the trend

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6. Play with bright bold colour ways.

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7. This halterneck style is perfect for festivals

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Want more? Here’s the one key accessory you NEED in your closet this season here.

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