From our friends at thefind.com:
Despite my affinity for scouting out the latest trends, I’m admittedly not too adventurous when it comes to my own expression of style. In other words, I’m definitely not the Lady GaGa of the group when it comes to my circle of friends. However, I do have an appreciation for trends that do the unexpected, like help change a preconceived notion or reverse a stigma associated with a fad. Take crochet for example — with this summer’s reworking of the trend in dresses, tanks, swimwear, and shoes, it’s no longer your grandmother’s heinous hand-me-downs or reserved for bundling up in by the fire. Forget fancy embellishments, gems, and stones — crochet sandals are this summer’s hottest form of textured footwear, adding visual detail in a way that’s not showy, and never clashes with this season’s bright, bold patterns and fanciful floral dresses. Sure, rocking this reworked trend doesn’t involve taking much of a fashion risk, but it sure does change everything you thought you knew about crochet!
– Alex Gambardella