MRD Styling Tips | A pair of cream crochet shorts, 3 styles

From week-ends to work and cocktail party, is it possible to wear the same piece of clothing? Oooh of course! During a sticky-hot NYC summer (you know it’s already here), the essential item you need in your closet this season is a go-to, easy-to-style pair of crochet shorts. Here is our pro-tip: If you score the right one, you can wear it everywhere, even to work.

Save time, money and being an ecological option, you get to wear that same pair of shorts for more than one occasion. Read on for the genius styling tricks that will triple your wardrobe’s potential!

1. The Romantic
MRD loves the way that fashion blogger and former model Hanneli Mustaparta has styled a pair of cream crochet Pinkyotto shorts for a chic and romantic look. The flirty and feminine short is perfectly paired with a vibrant yet simple orange top. This is definitely one of those trends that work well when combined with contrasting styles. It goes right along with both the romantic and the 70s inspired trends we have been seeing this season. MRD tip: To add a touch of seduction, match your shorts with a sleeveless silk top and you are good to go for any cocktail party!

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From head to toe: Orange Relaxed-fit Silk Round Neck T-Shirt, $39.99, available at Mango; Cream Crochet Pinkyotto Shorts, $118, available at Pinkyotto; Ruby Red Coach Purse, $118, available at Coach; Classic Newbury Rag & Bone Boots, $495, available at Rag & Bone.

2. The Breakfast Meeting
For a dressier style ideal for a summer breakfast meeting, MRD choose the crochet shorts and blazer combination. What we like from the style created by fashion blogger Beware of my Heel is the addition of a silk blouse to counterbalance the heavier fabric of the shorts. The key item here is the blazer because it brings seriousness to the overall look. Our pro-tip: Make sure the shorts are slightly longer than the blazer to avoid the “naked” effect! Accessorize with high heels and a boyfriend watch.

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From head to toe: Double Fabric Blazer in Dusty Pink, $89,90, available at Zara; Two tones asymmetric blouse, $39.99, available at Mango; Cream Enchanting Lace Shorts, $39,90, available at Chicwish.com; Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag Peach Color, $195, available at Shopbop.com; Michael Kors Rose Golden Oversized Chronograph Watch, $250, available at Michael Kors;  Patent Leather Peep Toe in Nude, $49,90, available at Zara.

3. The Casual
Need to head to the bar to get a margarita to accompany your day at the beach? Easy! Just top your swim with your favorite pair of cream crochet shorts. Also, a breezy, loose-knit sweater makes a perfect topper when you layer it over a swimsuit, and the slight boho vibe is so right for your beach day. Pro-tip: Again, the use of light fabric and light color for the top will balance the heavy crochet fabric.

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From head to toe: Knit Fedora Hat, $13, available at Forever 21; Keith Loose Knit Sweater in Archive color, $95, available at Aritzia; ; Ecru Crochet Shorts, $49,90, available at Zara.

Let us know how you wear your crochet short!

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