– By Stacy Igel –
- Pay homage to Jean Paul Gautier and Rag & Bone, and try this season’s sporty look with a bright or neutral bandeau top, worn layered underneath a bigger gauge or oversized eyelet sweater or tank top. Pair with a maxi skirt to ensure your sporty style remains feminine.
- For a sleeker, preppy with a twist look, layer your open-knit sweater over a neutral or bright collared button down, and pair with a printed slim-cut trouser.
- Go for good-girl meets bad-girl chic by pairing an oversized eyelet classic dress with a ladylike silhouette and topping with a leather jacket.
- A skirt done in this trend is perfect with an open knit sweater or eyelet blouse; just be sure to keep the size of the ‘holes’ different on each piece. Try a smaller eyelet blouse with a more open one on the skirt (ensuring the skirt is fully lined, of course!), and visa versa.
When done in a short, it gives new meaning to those high school gym shorts we all were forced to wear. Pair with a neon chiffon tank and ultra-structured blazer for a great play on texture and fabric. Be sure to look for shorts that hit slightly above the knee to mid-thigh, and have enough structure underneath to ensure it won’t look as if you just stepped off the basketball court.
- Adding matching, perforated cuffs on each arm will create a modern, yet edgy look to even the most feminine of outfits.
- A nod to the trend in the form of a necklace, will give an architectural feel. Bonus points if you layer with some sparkle!
- Perforated bags and shoes are an easy way to add texture and dimension. It’s such an unexpected detail that will breath new life into a tried and true LBD or even just a favorite pair of jeans.