Master effortless boho style this summer with natural materials and designs that nod to traditional techniques – from crochet-inspired dresses to woven beach cover-ups and playful sunhats
Synonymous with a carefree, retro-inspired aesthetic, knitted and woven dresses, jumpers and accessories are back with a bang this summer. Artisan techniques, such as crochet and macrame, are enjoying a resurgence thanks to fashion houses including Loewe, Etro and Gucci. Forget festival fashion or anything that looks homespun – this summer’s trend retains a boho edge but is more grown-up than the crocheted and knitted styles of times gone by. A light textured jumper makes for the perfect summer layering piece – pair with denim shorts, a striped T-shirt and statement shades for the perfect off-duty summer look. We’re big fans of this collared jumper, which is available in soft cream or vibrant green. Swap denim for black trousers and add hoop earrings for an office-appropriate take on the crochet trend.
Add a crochet-inspired dress to your suitcase for a versatile holiday piece that goes from beach to bar and back again. A textured midi dress in a neutral shade makes for a statement beach cover up; just throw over your favourite swimsuit or bikini. An on-trend alternative to an oversized shirt or kaftan, this summer staple adds some understated glamour to swimwear. All you’ll need to complete the look is a pair of sliders and your beach bag. Not sure how to style a lacy knitted dress when you’re back at home? Add a slip under the dress for Ibiza-inspired evening style that banishes any lingering post-holiday blues. Keep your accessories simple – think strappy sandals and delicate jewellery – and let the dress do the talking.
Words: Emily Sutherland