Crochet: How To Work The Trend Into Your Summer Wardrobe

14/08/2014 16:45 | Updated 20 May 2015

Crochet is the ultimate festival-going fabric (hugely coveted by the coolest of girls at Coachella), but the look isn't only suited to the crowd-surfing scene. Want to do the boho-chic thing? This is the trend for you.

This texture also makes for great throw-on holiday wear - because nothing looks cooler than a crochet dress over a bikini with some funky flatforms (the Asos ones below are a cool £25) and a pair of retro shades.

The key thing to note is it works best when layered. So opt for staple items to master the look - dresses, shorts, skirts, sleeveless tops, kimonos, capes and playsuits. And FYI - a little fringing goes a long way.

If you're still hesitant about this trend then start off with accessories. A crochet scarf, cross-body bag, clutch or scrunchie is exactly how to give the look a subtle nod.

This is less office style and more weekend wares fit for beach-going, day festivals, picnicking and Pimms-ing. Team your crochet with a headband and a bit of tie dye and you're queen of hippie.

Head to the high street for a quick fix - H&M, Topshop, Asos and New Look all have a few killer crochet pieces plus Forever 21 are great for hair accessories.

Take a look through this shopping gallery for style inspiration and remember this tip - always go for block colours over anything multicoloured.

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