Happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely weekend. It’s a Bank Holiday here in the UK so it’s technically a three-day weekend. Not that it makes much difference to me as a freelancer! It’s hard to believe that it will officially be autumn at the end of the week; the summer holidays have flown by. Quite fittingly, I’ve chosen an outfit comprised of autumnal colours for August’s Style Not Age prompt of “Craving Crochet”.
Adding a crocheted vest over a blouse or T-shirt is a great transitional styling trick. The extra layer provides just enough warmth without the bulk of a cardigan or jumper. Plus, the holes in the pattern allow air to circulate and prevent overheating (very important during peri/menopause. The traditional granny square pattern appeals to my love of 70s retro styling. This colour mix goes with so much in my wardrobe…including this orange frill blouse from The Hippie Shake. You can’t actually see the frills on the front (you can see them better in this post) but the sleeves provide enough flounce, especially with the bold crochet vest. I’ve teamed the blouse and vest with my much-worn orange trousers from Zara, yellow ankle boots and bag.
SHOP THE LOOK
Jacqui (who chose this month’s theme) bought her BooHoo crocheted dress from Vinted and styled it with white sandals and a black tote for a monochrome outfit. Head over to Mummabstylish to read more.
Hilda couldn’t wear the original crochet top she had in mind due to fracturing a finger, but luckily a friend came to the rescue with this top and bag. Hilda’s suit is newish – from a local boutique. You can find all the details at Over the Hilda.
Anna bought this Karen Millen crochet cardigan for £8 in a charity shop…what a fantastic find! She has teamed it with satin trousers and satin kitten heels, a white vest top and leather belt (another charity shop bargain at £5). Visit Anna’s Island Style to find out more.
Gail is wearing a stunning lime dress with a crochet overlay which she bought for £5 in a local charity shop! Rose gold shoes from Boden and Gucci sunglasses complete the look. Stop by Is This Mutton? to catch up with Gail.
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