Sashay, Crochet!

For a casual weekend ensemble, there’s nothing quite as simple as the classic carefree look of a sweater, chinos and a crisp shirt. Of course, when you fancy adding a fashion-savvy flair, the best way to jazz
up this winning wardrobe formula is to merely manipulate your basic elements. In this instance, I chose to swap my usually fitted cotton sweater for a comfortably oversized crochet knit.

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While crochet may usually be saved for ladieswear, it can actually be a much welcome addition to any mundane menswear closet. The transparency of a crochet knit offers the option of adding a complimentary coloured shirt underneath, while it’s ribbed fabric can act as a cheeky contrast to the muted texture of jeans and chinos.

I lifted the blue hue of this Benetton knit with the addition of a mint collared shirt and white chinos. While the palette may scream Summer, the cosy, oversized look of the sweater helped this laid back look filter seamlessy into Fall.

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I added some fabulous finishing touches by opting for this soft sheen bow tie, and let my feet do the taking with these cheeky mint socks!

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While this blue knit may not work with later Autumnal ensembles- this was probably the last outing for my white chinos!- keep your eyes peeled in the shops for similar styles in colours such as mustard and burgundy- they usually pop up at this transitional time of year!

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