Style 101: Eyelet

Looking for that perfect piece that will take you from a day at the beach to a dinner by the water? Look no further than eyelet, summer’s utility fabric that’s both lightweight and pretty — and essentially goes with everything!

Eyelet is a light fabric that has small holes scattered throughout — often in different shapes and in varying sizes — that sometimes come together to make a floral pattern. It can even be found in more geometric patterns, depending on the layout, size and shape of the holes in the fabric.

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Eyelet can be found in a range of pieces, including tops, shorts, skirts, pants, dresses and even shoes (like espadrilles). You can also find eyelet accessories (like handbags or eyelet-patterned jewelry) or even eyelet swimsuits. Besides the variety of forms it can inhabit, perhaps the best part about eyelet is its versatility: you can pop an eyelet top over your swimsuit with a pair of shorts to head to the beach or a Fourth of July picnic, and then later on, you can take that same top and wear it with a cute pencil skirt or dressy jeans and wedges for a night out.

So if you’re looking to start incorporating eyelet into your summer wardrobe, here are a couple of pieces to get you started:

A casual piece that will bring your from a casual Sunday morning to an exciting Friday night is the Lined Lace Cami from Hollister. Done in a semi-cropped, swing style with a mix of floral and geometric prints, this cami will perfectly pair with your cutoff shorts or your bright white jeans. Now on sale for only $9.99, this sweet little top is available in both navy and white.


Dainty eyelet makes this Hollister cami a summer wardrobe staple.

If you’re looking for something even more versatile, try the Katrina Eyelet Tank from Charming Charlie. Featuring a demure peplum hem and a tiny box eyelet pattern, this top can take you from the dressiest of occasions when paired with a slick pencil skirt or leather ankle pants to a relaxing weekend when paired with your favorite pair of jeans. For only $29, this top is a steal — and you’ll be wearing it all season long!


Pair your Katrina Eyelet Tank with a statement necklace to add some sparkle to your summer!

Once you introduce these two great eyelet pieces to your wardrobe, you’ll surely be searching for more!

Happy Shopping!

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