The hot, hot, hot trend this summer is the cool appeal of eyelets. Beautifully punched from crisp cotton, or loosely formed from flowing knit-fabric, eyelets are the essential feature for 2014. This fabulous look can totally ring the changes with your summer wardrobe, whether it’s a simple eyelet detail on a Peter Pan collar, an inset geometric panel in a tunic top, or you go the whole distance and opt for a dress with a riot of lacy holes. You may love the orderliness of a rows of eyelets, or perhaps you prefer your eyelets in geometric or floral motifs. But whatever your choice, there is something to delight your heart.
What are this year’s must-have items?
This year’s must-have items are flattering culottes, long or short crop-tops, soft joggers, and shift dresses with a nod to the tennis dress. Whether you want comfortable casual wear, something for the office, or a smart dress for evening drinks, eyelets are everywhere.
The crop-top is as popular as ever. A large-eyelet crop-top with short sleeves looks great teamed with linen shorts and strappy sandals for a casual day out, whilst a tailored top with square-cut eyelet panels on the neck and sleeves can be perfectly matched with wet-look skinny trousers and heels for a more up-market style. And the eyelet trend is not confined to cotton-style fabrics; a loose-fitting open-knit tunic over distressed denim shorts gives an alternative feel.
The new emphasis on culottes adds a tailored flair to this season’s look. Dual layer culottes featuring a satin under layer and eyelet overlay looks fabulous when worn with a loose tunic top.
Dynamic dresses and skirts
Eyelet dresses are a wonderful way to emphasise your femininity. For a carefree air, choose a Sixties-style blue pastel mini-dress with elbow-length sleeves and solid horizontal bands for contrast, worn with faded denim shorts. Or perhaps a Fifties-inspired tennis-style dress with broderie anglais theme, featuring a button-through front opening and a fitted eyelet band around the waist. The layered effect is also very popular, such as a simple gathered skirt with shorter length underlay, matched with a spaghetti top and featuring a wide leather belt to emphasis the waistline.
Tailored or casual, panelled inserts or full-on profusion, the eyelet trend for 2014 has so many styles and variations that you are sure to find something you love this summer.
The featured photo is of Nicholl Vincent Wearing A Pale Blue Eyelet Top From Oasap, Denim Shorts From J. Crew And Sunglasses From Celine
We Wore That is wearing an off-white white eyelet top from Zara, and white high waisted jeans from ASOS
Anouk Yve is wearing a white eyelet shirt and leather trousers from Ganni
Kenza Zouiten Is Wearing Black Crop Top And Eyelet Skirt From Chicy, Shoes From Bikbok, Sunglasses From Prada And Clutch From Zara
Jessie Chanes Is Wearing Eyelet Shorts From H&M, Striped Shirt From Zara And Belt From Lefties
Kristina Bazan Is Wearing An Eyelet Dress From Three Floor
Kayla Seah Is Wearing A Black Eyelet Top From May And The Trousers Are From Little Lace
Adriana Gastélum Is Wearing A White Eyelet Midi Skirt From Sheinside, Black Top From Cami NYC And Neoprene Clutch From Philip Lim
Sincerely Jules Is Wearing A White Eyelet Crop Top From Kova & T, Lemon Shorts From Guess, Shoes From Loeffler Randall And The Bag Is From Rebecca Minkoff
Megan From Styled Avenue Is Wearing An Off-White Eyelet Sweater From Oneill, Denim Shorts From Rag & Bone And Shoes From Zara