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Tackle Spring’s 70s Trend With Mango’s Modern Update on the Crochet Cardigan

Crochet Cardigan Mango Open Knit Sweater
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* Crochet-style cardigan made from 100% cotton
* Yellow, black and white create a textured, bold pattern
* Flattering knee length and long sleeves

The 70s and the 90s are two distinct places in time that have found themselves mined for inspiration in fashion countless times over, producing clothes that look at once comfortingly familiar yet novel and new. And sometimes they find themselves mashed up together, like Mango’s open-knit crochet cardigan. A little bit 70s, a little bit grunge, it hits all the right notes for spring. At under $100, it hits the right price point too.

Mango Open Knit Cardigan

Updates like a slim, body-skimming fit and soft 100% cotton keep this piece squarely in the 21st century, unlike its synthetic-happy 70s counterpart. Its simple lines extend to the sleeves, also knit to be slim and snug against the body — you won’t see any flamboyant bell sleeves or a voluminous ruffled hem here, and that’s exactly what keeps this sweater from crossing into throwback territory.

Designed for a slightly oversized fit, this open knit cardigan is an ideal layering piece that flatters any body shape. A three-color palette of black, white and a pop of yellow gives it statement piece star-power without overwhelming your frame. Keeping the design limited to just a few colors makes it eminently more versatile for easy integration into your wardrobe.

Styling is the trick, too. Crochet can be a tough trend to nail, but paired with simple jeans or a quiet black dress, you’ll maintain a boho nonchalance some will envy, all will notice.

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