November 28, 2014

CrochetBlogger’s Tips for Wearing Crochet

As mentioned at the beginning of January, crochet-happy San Francisco blogger Kathryn Vercillo (a.k.a. @CrochetBlogger) has launched a 365 fashion project for 2012. It’s called 365 Ways to Wear Crochet. Crochet is trendy right now but it’s not always easy to make stylish. By wearing and photographing crochet every day, Kathryn has learned some tricks for making crochet work with a San Francisco wardrobe. Here, she shares five of her tips while goofing around in front of the cam:

1. Crochet cowls work in all types of San Francisco weather.

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Blogger Fashion Project: 365 Ways to Wear Crochet

San Francisco blogger Kathryn Vercillo (a.k.a. @CrochetBlogger) has just launched a 365 project for 2012. In 365 Ways to Wear Crochet, she’ll be showing off different ways to wear crochet and pairing it with both casual and dressy outfits that she really wears each day. Below, her first outfit – which features the first shrug she ever crocheted.

Learn more about this 365 fashion project here.

The Outfit: Blue crochet shrug, black turtleneck sweater, fringed denim skirt, black patterned fishnet-style tights

Crochet Detail: Blue acrylic crochet shrug (the first shrug she ever made)

The shoes: black flats

This post originally appeared on Crochet Concupiscence.

Crochet Swimsuits Spotted on Kourtney, Paris, Mischa

A press release for online swimwear and intimates fashion retailer Muscotica Wear notes that one of the store’s crochet swimsuits was worn by Kourtney Kardashian when she posed on the cover of January’s OK Magazine. The press release goes on to note that other stars like Paris Hilton and Mischa Barton have also been seen rocking items from this line of crochet swimwear. I’m not typically one to care much about celebrity news but I’m excited to see crochet becoming so popular. And if you check out the website’s line of crochet swimwear, you’ll see that it is absolutely stunning stuff that is totally worthy of celebrity attention. The “ruffle trim crochet one piece” shown above is one great example. Some things I love about this line of crochet swimwear:

  • The designs are gorgeous high-fashion designs. The cutouts in these designs appear to be really flattering on the body.
  • These crochet swimsuits are made to swim in. Many people wonder if you can actually swim in a crochet swimsuit and the answer is that if it’s made properly then you most certainly can.
  • They aren’t outrageously expensive. The one pictured above is under $100. I know it’s not super frugal but for a crocheted high fashion item that’s not a bad price.

The designs were created by Sarah Wallner who is known best as a celebrity stylist. What I love her for isn’t that but rather for the fact that she noticed a few years ago that crochet was making a comeback, before it had actually started to hit the runways like it suddenly has this season. I also love that she says that the versatility of crochet fashions is what makes them so appealing to women. So many people still think of crochet as a one-note but it’s actually a really versatile fashion form and I like that that’s being acknowledge by Wallner.

Now I just need to find a local SF designer that is creating crochet swimsuits and I’ll be a really happy girl!

This post originally appeared on CrochetConcupiscence.