Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Look of the Day: Crocheted Tops and Maxi Skirts

Thanks to a little something called gastroenteritis (*cough, cough* can you hear my sarcasm), I've spent the last 48 hours in my bed, reading fashion magazines and doing my best to be able to study the Labour Laws. The good thing here, is that I've prepared a post for you, about what will be, according to me, one of the biggest trends this spring/summer: mixing crocheted tops and maxi skirts. I've been inspired by the Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show, where the look is omnipresent.

Wearing this look, you have to think about the 70s, the hippy, boho or festival chic styles, to complete it. I first suggest you to accessorize it with a floppy straw hat for a garden look (as seen on Alberta Ferretti's catwalk), during the summer, a headband (Emilio Pucci), or a crocheted beanie, if you want to add a hipster touch. A cognac, beige or brown leather belt (Lanvin) would also be a good add. For a perfect boho look, think about adding a lot of accessories: piles of (wooden and/or gold) bangles, lots of rings and long pendant necklaces. A macramé or crochet bag (Emilio Pucci) can complete the outfit. Or a leather bag with fringes (Emilio Pucci again). The perfect fabrics are cotton, chiffon or silk.

Finally, when it comes to colors, think of cremes, ivory, earthy tones, browns, oranges or whites. For exemples:

If you're just like me, not a 5'8 tall girl (I'm 5 feet 2 inches), you can wear the alternative version, the shorter skirt. All you have to keep in mind is the bell bottom and the light fabrics.

What do you think of the trend? Would you wear it? How would you accessorize it?

Maxi skirts (Jil Sander)

Maxi skirt with a belt (Lanvin)

Maxi skirt (Salvatore Ferragamo)

Emilio Pucci's leather bag

Macramé bag (Emilio Pucci)

Headband and wavy hair (Emilio Pucci)

Crochets (Emilio Pucci)

Crocheted top (Gucci)

Crocheted top (Salvatore Ferragamo)

Photo credits: Fashionising &


  1. Thanks for bringing this new style trend to my attention. I really love the outfit in the second photograph. It seems like a difficult look to pull off together, but I will def give maxis and and crocheted tops a go this spring. I love all the 70's influences this season.

    XO, Katie
    Running On Happiness

  2. i love the crochet trend too!!! it is really amazing, and i can't to wait wear it this spring!

  3. I love your color story for the crochet trend! You hit the colors right on the button! I get to be your 10th follower! Yay! Stop by my blog and check me out again too, follow if you want. I loved your comment on my wedge post. THANKS!

  4. hope you're feeling better now sweetie!
    love crocheted tops but I don't know I could wear them:)
    aww, and I need to get me a maxi skirt;)

  5. Great post! Following your blog now!!

    XO, Liza and Jewls

  6. Thank you girls, I'm very happy you liked the post and the trend ^^

  7. I'm loving this trend! And maxi skirts are amazing!


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