8 Crochet Buys That Aren't Just For Flower Children

I’m a hippie at heart, and I wear my heart on my sleeve. So when Miu Miu sent crochet down the runway this season, I was extremely happy for the dawning of the age of my favorite fashion sign, Aquarius. Yet most people seemed to recoil in horror at the possibility of crochet becoming a staple of the summer wardrobe again. Ugly ponchos or ill-fitting things that look like your grandmother’s tablecloth are both regularly associated with this '70s must-have, but they definitely don't have to be your first image anymore. To prove it, we've rounded up the best ways to wear crochet every day, whether you're a flower child or a fashion girl.
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Polo shirts are the safest staple there is, but Miu Miu’s crochet version makes the look feel more fashion and less tennis.
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The paneling in this dress shows a sexy bit of knee, while the maxi length lets you still feel covered up — perfect for family summer parties.
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Kiini Bikinis are an Instagram sensation and the epitome of modern boho beach.
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This super-wearable jacket gets a '70s update.
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This fringed dress is the ultimate crochet item to wear as a beach cover-up, or over shorts and a crop top in the city.
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Still scared of crochet not feeling modern? How about platform sneakers?
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This Pucci dress is a little bit of an investment, but it can be dressed up or down and worn summer after summer.
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Super-simple but completely crocheted, this cream cardi is a safe introduction.
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