Summer Knitwear Is 2021's Next Big Trend, and We're All In
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This time last year, the bulk of your wardrobe likely consisted of sweatpants and loungewear. As tempting as no-effort dressing may be, we personally cannot wait to revert back to fashion with a capital F. Still, some sartorial elements of lockdown, like last fall's knitwear boom for instance, have aged like a fine wine.
If recent celebrity style is any indication (see: Kylie Jenner's Dion Lee crochet top and Memorial Day crochet bikini), one thing is clear: we're headed for a Knit Girl Summer. The plethora of creative knitwear options are already off to an impressive start, with Batsheva and Ella Emhoff's recent collaboration among the most recent to hit the market.
Trends are often symbolic. For us, summer knits represent hope, with lightweight fabrics, vibrant color palettes, and a sense of effortless ease. After a whirlwind year, we're here for pops of color and standout prints. Surprisingly versatile, these eye-catching styles can work for the pool or dinner al fresco. Keep scrolling to shop the knitwear pieces we're coveting for summer 2021.