Around this time of the year, when the days are only getting hotter, I start reaching for my favorite eyelet pieces. They’re easy and breezy, and bring instant feminine charm to any outfit. This year, the trend is a little bit more contemporary than the usual puff-sleeve dresses. Think bright colors, clean silhouettes, and dramatic blouses to heat up your summer wardrobe – while keeping you cool.
It’s the summer of the dress, and everyone needs to have a few go-tos stashed away in their closet. White is a perpetual favorite, of course. If you’re looking for a more classic take on eyelet, here are some great options: WAIMARI’s baloon sleeve belted maxidress, Kobi Halperin’s long-sleeved dress, Karen Kane’s short-sleeved tiered dress, or this Polo Ralph Lauren sleeveless ruffled number.
But wait! Maybe you’re looking for a little more color. No worries. How about a summery blue-and-white Karen Kane dress? Or a sophisticated salmon shade of the Kobi Halperin dress? J.Crew’s sleeveless eyelet dress in pretty periwinkle is on sale! This hot pink midi length number from ASOS is a favorite, and Mille’s Taffy dress in a lovely shade of lavender is also a winner.
An eyelet top can be fun for a night out at your favorite restaurant, or a long lunch filled with rosé. I love the Mille Vanessa top, which has a structural, sculptural feel that really elevates eyelet. It comes in white or lavender! This Reiss Aubrey top has some unexpected proportions and fun details, making it feel fresher than the traditional eyelet.
On the more casual side, you can wear J.Crew’s puff-sleeve blouse (in white or periwinkle) like a t-shirt with your favorite bottoms. For the white-button down obsessives, this Rails shirt is the way you can do eyelet. And of course Lily Pulitzer has a great hot pink eyelet top.
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