Each year when summer comes around, the fashion world is hit with new trends that many of us end up wearing to the beach, to the barbecue and the poolside party. Now and again though, a new trend comes along that is truly different and unique, this is certainly one of them!
Crochet shorts are now set to be the big fashion trend of summer 2021! The shorts are unisex and designed to be worn by both men and women. What’s more is that they are made from recycled Afghan blankets. The combination of Afghan blankets, synonymous with the hippie generation, and the fact that they are upcycled means that they are certainly going to be a hit within the hipster community.
One seller, Lordvon Schmitt, who is selling the crochet shorts on Etsy for around $70 a pair, is already doing a roaring trade. On their site, they say:
“These crochet shorts are tons of fun!!! Great for running, walking, dancing, or just wearing every day! These one-of-a-kind shorts can easily be worn by a man or a woman, great for festivals, after the slopes, or for morning yoga in the winter. These shorts are made from recycled vintage afghans blankets!! Please understand I make these out of recycled materials and not all color schemes are available at all times!! Each is a unique, inspired creation.”
“Afghan blankets are heritage textiles infused with color, texture and love. Part of our visual culture, crochet patterns evoke nostalgia, comfort, and warmth. Crochet pants are stretchy and comfortable, warm yet breathable, eye-catching and vivid. In the words of one satisfied customer, “they might be the best thing we ever owned!!”
The company is even allowing individuals to send their own materials to be turned into shorts and guarantee that each and every piece is absolutely unique.
Reviewers seem to be pretty satisfied, with comments including:
“What can I say!? The best purchase in a long time! Fun and funky and sooo comfortable! Our second purchase, definitely not our last!”
“OH. MY. GOODNESS. If you are on the fence about buying these shorts, go for it. Seriously the best purchase I have made for my husband in FOREVER. He was SO excited. They fit perfectly and look great.”
“Fun bohemian style shorts perfect for lounging or sleepwear. I’d also absolutely wear them in public in select locales nearby! Quality crochet patterns that reminds me of my husband and my grandmother’s work of many years past. Great customer service.”
Summer 2021 is going to be unlike any other given that it will be 2 years since most of us have had anything like a normal one. If you want to enjoy it with these amazing new shorts, you can get yours here.
[h/t: I heart Intelligence]