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How to Wear Crochet Shorts


One of the hottest trends for 2012 is crochet shorts, a trend that will surprisingly be carrying over into winter. The great thing about crochet shorts is that they’re super comfortable, and just as versatile. Although they look casual, they’re easy to dress up, and that includes styling them with warmer pieces for fall and winter. Keep reading for five different styling ideas for your crochet shorts.

1. For Cold Weather

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Crochet shorts seem like a strictly summer type of item, but those who live in not-too-cool climates can absolutely pull them off during the fall and winter months. There’s one key item to pair them with to keep your warm, and that’s a pair of tights. In general, your approach to styling crochet shorts for the winter should be similar to the way you wear skirts and dresses during colder months. Crochet shorts look great with oversized, drapey sweaters and boyfriend blazers. Try a pair of off white crochet shorts with a pale pink boyfriend blazer, a black blouse underneath and nude platforms. Or put on a pair of black crochet shorts with an oversized cobalt blue cable knit, statement necklace, and a pair of studded flats. Pair them both with black tights to complete the look.

Crochet Tap Shorts by NastyGal.com, $58.

2. For School

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Crochet shorts are a trendy item that plays well with other trends. This makes for the perfect school day outfit that will impress your friends and just about any other member of the student body. Something as simple as a pair of neon yellow crochet shorts, a white high-low tee, and nude flats can make an impression. Or take things up a notch by pairing mint green crochet shorts with a floral button down or peach colored cold shoulder top.

Free People Scallop Lace Shorts from Revolve Clothing, $55

3. For Date Night

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The versatility of crochet shorts is endless; as casual as they may seem it’s easy to dress a pair up for a night out with your favorite guy. You can dress to impress by pairing your crochet shorts with a tailored peplum and a sparkly collar necklace. Or, try pairing them with a flowy leopard print top. Don’t forget the heels! A pair of bright colored, pointy toed wedges are great for this occasion.

High Waisted Crochet Shorts by Forever 21, $22.8. Stephan & Co. Statement Necklace from Nordstrom, $24. All Over Lace Peplum by Delia's, $26.50.

4. For the Job Interview

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In most professional settings, a pair of crochet shorts would be a huge no-no. However, for interviews with certain retail stores and boutiques, wearing such a trending style and showing that you know how to style it properly can actually give you a leg up. The key is to pair the shorts with more tailored and less revealing pieces, like a simple black blazer and a silky shell. Tights are a must, considering how short the shorts generally are, and stick to a classic pump, t-strap or peep toe.

Crochet Knit Shorts by NastyGal.com, $38.

5. For Shopping with the Girls

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Your look for shopping with the girls should be stylish but comfy. Opt for pairing white or nude crochet shorts with a button down denim shirt, tied up at the waist, and accessorize it with a neon purse and your favorite flats. Another option is to wear a pair of high waist crochet shorts with a cut-out bustier -- try matching a pair of white shorts with a bright or neon bustier, and matching it with a crossbody bag and ankle strap sandals or pointy flats.

Mint Lace Shorts by NastyGal.com, $38.
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