Stitchin’ is in! One of the oldest and the most classic methods of decorating a basic piece of fabric with sequins, beads, or any other fabric—embroidery—is now ruling the world of fashion! The same goes with crochet–it’s much more than just knitting sweaters and socks! Let’s check out some of the finest embroidered and crochet work pieces that we’re absolutely digging!
Embroidery
 

Embroidery

Top fashion houses like Erdem and Gucci brought back embroidery as a trend–completely revamped and never seen before. For something like embroidery that had always been around, making it a trend staple by incorporating it into silk bombers, dresses, denims and even accessories proved to be essential. Even in India, ace labels and designers like Péro, Manish Arora, Sabyasachi etc. use a variety of embroidery styles on their pieces.

How to style embroidery elements in your look

How to style
 

How to style

Styling embroidered pieces isn’t rocket science. The key to make a statement out of what you’re wearing is by balancing out the embroidered elements in your look. Give the classic white tee-blue denim combination a fun, flirty and feminine twist by opting for embroidered jeans or ditch the regular stiletto for embroidered heels to go with your plain LBD–the options are plenty.

Crochet
 

Crochet

When you think of crochet you probably think of your grandma–knitting away sweaters, mittens and scarves for you. Crochet is the traditional way of creating textured fabric using yarn. But there’s a lot more happening with crochet than you know. With Balmain’s 2016 ready-to-wear Resort Cruise collection which included an array of crochet mini dresses and Dolce and Gabanna’s signature crocheted bags, it’s safe to say that this trend, just like embroidery, is revamped and is here to stay.

How to style
 

How to style

We love a colourful, boho crochet dress or a cape to throw on over your bikini at the beach. As with crochet dresses, there’s a lot going on within themselves, choose to go minimal with the rest of your outfit. We’re also majorly crushing on crochet sandals that can add a fun twist to an otherwise basic outfit.

With summer around the corner, we suggest you start hauling up some fun embroidered pieces for everyday wear and crochet ones for your upcoming beach holiday!

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