I like solid colors and clean lines, but sometimes that can get boring if you don’t throw in a little twist. The newest new way to add dimension to an understated look is with perforated clothing.
I touched on perforated tops when I wrote about eyelet. Lazer cut pieces with geometric cut-outs are the new, hip version of eyelet.
Perforated clothes give off a sporty vibe, making you look fresh and youthful. Plus, all those holes are great for midlife gals who want clothes with coverage (I.e., sleeves), but who also want to keep cool.
I found this cute, peach perforated crop top at Banana Republic ( sold out now) and I just love the way it looks with my dark jeans. (Haggar Canada Dream Jeans).
I’ve been wearing my top with a nude camisole underneath; that’s one way to do it. Another way is to layer it with a colored tank or shirt and leave the bottom hanging out. Often you see celebrities wearing perforated tops with no lining and just a bra, ( I don’t need that kind of attention.)
I took a look on the web to see what’s new in perforated clothes, and here’s what I came up with. The two tops are similar to mine and cute too!
This perforated peach top is a bit longer than mine, and it has ombre shading which is interesting.
There also seems to be a lot of white perforated tops out there. This is a lovely white tunic. The perforation is just at the shoulder. It’s nice and subtle.
I like this blue jersey tee worn over a white camisole. It really shows off the mesh. Perforated leather jackets are big for spring, especially in these pastel colors. The grid pattern adds some beautiful texture to a smooth or silky top.
Perforated shoes were everywhere. I’m in love with this Adam Tucker taupe suede slingback and this pink perforated sneaker. I bet the sneaker is comfy. It’s from Uggs. ( yes, really!) It also comes in a gorgeous desert sand color and black.
Perforated Bags are an easy peasy way to add some pizzazz to your outfit. There are lots out there; This Prim perforated bag is kind of different with the big florals and modern perforated pattern.
This colorblocked mesh bag is fun too! This would look great with an all white or all black outfit.
So there you go! Take a look at these punchy pieces and tell me what you think. Have you bought any perforated clothing or accessories yet?