Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trend: Crochet and Lace Shorts

Now that our minds are on spring, it is about time to start thinking about shorts!  Yes, believe it or not, being in Texas, I have already had several opportunities to wear shorts in the last month.  No doubt, some of you have had similar opportunities.  So, what is going on in the world of fashion and shorts?  Well, it looks as if the crochet and lace short trend of last summer is back...and bigger than ever!  Passing it up on the first go around and seeing its return will undoubtedly find new followers the second time around...myself included :)  While looking at the Bebe website and their Spring 2012 ad campaign, this picture caught my attention. 

Bebe Spring 2012 ad campaign

The crochet scalloped short shown above right (not yet available)

The crochet romper shown on the left in the above Bebe Spring 2012 ad campaign photo. ($119) (bebe.com)
Also, looking at the Spring 2012 Runway images below, you can see the crochet/lace short trend is back again this year:

Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham

Here are some street style looks for inspiration:

Kourtney Kardashian keeps it mononchromatic but adds a colorful bag.

Love how the blazer adds polish to this look!
Hanneli Mustaparta adds a bright tangerine top to the mix.

Hallie Daily rocks the look in army green and cream + brown accessories...feminine safari

Stockholm street style in classic white + black accessories (leather coat, bag, shoes, and sunnies)

Fashion blogger Celine wearing the look in neutrals (shorts H&M)
Emma Watson demonstrates a totally polished way to wear the look!

Katherine of fashion blog Feather Factor rocks lace in color...bright pink!

Kristin Cavallari keeping it classic in black and white.

Celebs advertising the crochet and lace shorts look:

Kristin Stewart working the opposite look (from K. Cavallari above)  in white and black. (Dec. 2011)

Lauren Conrad in her Kohl's collection for Spring 2012.

Here are a few crochet and lace shorts options, similar to those shown above, which are currently available via websites and stores:

Zara  crochet shorts (zara.com) $49.90

LC Lauren Conrad for  Kohls lace shorts  (worn by Lauren Conrad in above image) orig. $50, sale $35

ASOS   lace shorts available in 4 color options (asos.com) $35-$54

 LeTarte crochet shorts (worn by Kate Hudson in above image); also available in black (cameonouveau.com) $145
On a side note...If you are not familiar with the Cameo Nouveau website, I highly recommend that you take a look.  It is an eclectic mix of trendy, boho, and vintage fashion and decor items.  Maybe I should consider doing a future blog post on this website...hmmm.

Zara crochet shorts ( zara.com ) $49.90

Patterson J. Kincaid   crochet shorts; also available in white (shopbop.com) $148

Club Monaco  crochet shorts (style.com) $169

Have fun putting together your crochet and lace shorts looks for spring!  I certainly will :)



  1. crochet shorts are fabulous!! especially when color is involved!! :)

  2. I actually don't have a pair of lace/crochet shorts but am thinking to get one...we'll see! I should send you the crochet cardigan in today's post ;)

  3. Super cute! Need to get my hands on a pair asap ;)


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