Knitwear Is The (Unexpected) Chic Summer Trend Of 2021 — Shop The Looks

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Knitwear and summer might not be a combination that’s often put together for obvious reasons, but this year the fashion scene is looking a little different! For many of us, knitwear might not come to mind when we think of warm weather outfits but this transitional style is actually a great idea to add to your closet, especially with all the cool and breezy silhouette updates we’re seeing this time of year. According to Tobi head stylist Joanna Angeles, “There’s this huge amalgamation of trends that we’re experiencing in part due to nostalgia for pre-COVID times, but also in a way that’s looking to embrace the bright, bold and free spirit of decades past.”

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Especially when the weather tends to change often during the day, these transitional knitwear pieces definitely come in handy, offering some major versatility. They also add a bold statement when paired with traditionally “warmer weather pieces” or sharp tailoring.

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According to the Editorialist, “This season, designers emphasized the art of craftsmanship; from luxurious updates to the straw bag to elevated detailing in weaving, like macramé and crochet stitching, the runways paid a special homage to artisanal skill and knitwear became the perfect canvas. Intricate knitwear looks sauntered down the runways of beloved brands like Alexander McQueen, Jacquemus, Miu Miu, and Missoni, ranging from refined elongated fits and sleek rib-knits to chunky nautical crew necks and bright-colored state crochet pieces. This summer, designers proved that knitwear is the new summer essential.”


Shop The Neutral Knitwear Trend:

Knit Accessories

If neutral knitwear might still feel a little confusing for you, start out with a few accessories embracing the trend. A handbag will come in handy for your daytime errands and you’ll quickly find how versatile knitwear in the summer is!

Knit Tops

Knit tops are perfect for day to night outfits. These styles are cool and comfortable enough to wear during the day, while the naturally warm characteristic of a knit will offer you extra warmth during night outs.

Knit Bottoms

If you’re all about comfort, make sure to keep a few knit bottoms on rotation in your closet! Neutral tones are recommended for easy pairing, and you can easily dress up this laidback style with mules and gold accessories.

Knit Dresses

If you’re ready to embrace this summer trend, opt for a knit dress for an effortlessly chic high-fashion look. Knit fabrics contour the body beautifully!


What do you think about neutral knitwear for the summer? Is this a trend you’re going to rock? Comment below!

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