How I’ll Wear Crochet Sweaters For Fall (& Second Summer)


The crochet clothing trend is one that pops up every couple of years, and, if you’re into it, I recommend taking advantage of its current upswing to search for really beautiful and unique pieces. One example? The playful, patchwork crocheted top I wore to Cuba. Pieces like these end up feeling more timeless than trendy — the whole fabulousness of them all — and that old colorful crochet granny square top is a piece I still have in my closet.

A happy accident, while shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, was that our local Nordstrom had La Ligne’s Crochet Sweater amongst the NSale merchandise. And while it was quickly resolved (the sweater in question was NOT part of the sale), I had already tried it on, and the damage was done: I LOVED it.

Crushin’ on Crochet: A Knit Sweater Works For Both Sides of Fall

This La Ligne sweater is, I think, going to be another timeless piece. It’s made from 100% cotton, and everything – the pointelle detail, the sleeves, the shorter but still tuckable (or not) shape – is perfection. (Available, too, at Net-a-Porter.)

I also appreciate the coastal grandmother vibes from the navy blue granny square pattern. But don’t be fooled by the sweater’s gorgeous pointelle. This piece is still more sweater than not-sweater. It’s warmer than it looks, making it a perfect piece to transition into cooler-weather fall outfits.

Crochet Sweater for Warmer Days: Get Preppy With White Shorts

sweater (s) | shorts (27) | similar clogs | bag

For what I like to call, “second summer” (aka the really hot days of September & October), let’s lean into retro preppy and pair the crochet sweater with white cutoff shorts. Because crochet can also vibe ’70s, summery clogs seemed like a solid choice. For more clog and “clog-esque” ideas check out #8 in our Guide To Summer Comfort Shoes.

sweater (s) | shorts (27) | similar clogs | bag

P.S. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a love/hate relationship with this bag. It’s a collab between two classic French brands (love), but requires another pouch inside to hold little things like keys, lipstick, even sunglasses — the arm pokes through the holes (hate). Reviewers mentioned that lining it with a silk scarf works, too, which is a fun idea.

Classic Sweater Weather Outfit: Layer with Duvet Coat

sweater (s) | jeans (27) | coat (s) | boots – also at Nordstrom

Once the weather cools, I’m planning to pair this crochet sweater with some comfy, loose jeans and duck boots. This duvet coat that BlankNYC sent over continues to be the surprise win of the NSale. And paired with waterproof boots, I’m feeling the comfy, practical perks of this whole Coastal Grandmother Chic thing.

sweater (s) | jeans (27) | coat (s) | boots – also at Nordstrom

Shop The Best Crochet Pieces Over $150

This is a slightly random assortment, but I basically scoured the internet to find my favorite crochet pieces, and then divided them by price for easier shopping.

Shop The Best Crochet Pieces Under $150

While crochet pieces do tend to be expensive, I was thrilled to find so many good ones under $150, including crochet hats and halters.



photo credits: Savannah Brown Photography (SO nice working with you!!)

Oh hey, Pinners! This one’s for you…

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