The February 2020 runways were prophetic; on them, we saw cozy accessories like wearable blankets, which—unbeknownst to designers—was quite the foreshadow of the year to come. As we moved through life at home in the pandemic, designers like Proenza Schouler, Eckhaus Latta, and Salvatore Ferragamo quickly served up knits in all forms on comfortable dresses and elegant matching separates.
Fast-forward to our reemergence this spring, and fashion is letting us stay discreetly cozy with offerings in textures and knitwear meant for warm-weather dressing. Think lightweight cardigans and sweater vests and tasseled and macramé accessories.
But it’s not just about comfort. Woven pieces play with pattern, color, and form—plus, they’re fun! No matter how polished, there’s still a certain way these pieces feel whimsical, undone, and even imperfect—all of which are appealing traits at the moment. We want clothes and accessories that don’t take themselves too seriously and inject a lighthearted spirit because everyone could use that right about now.
Here, shop our favorite woven pieces of the season that play with pattern, color, and are, dare we say, fun.