You often hear people say that the beauty of something lies in the details, and when it comes to today's topic, we couldn't agree more! The finer point we're focused on is perforated fabric-meaning: pierced, hole punched, or laser cut-a trend that's making a big statement this season. Covering everything from prim accessories (a petite bag and bow-bedecked headband) to sporty clothing (leather shorts and a neoprene skirt), this punctured detailing is unexpectedly sexy, exceptionally cool, and visually intriguing to boot! Sure to delight both feminine dressers and those who err on the edgier side too, we can say with the utmost confidence that this is one investment-worthy trend you should Go Buy Now!
Before we discuss today's spectacular selection of perforated pieces, first we'd like to mention a few of our favorite runway iterations. We originally noticed this trend at the Fendi S/S 12 show, where designer Karl Lagerfeld accessorized his ladylike ensembles with perforated leather purses, like the B. Fab Bag ($2340, 310.276.8888). We love the way the carrier seamlessly blends luxurious design elements (moss green leather and gold hardware) with rustic ones (canvas fabric and drawstring closure) for a chic and contemporary look. In addition to Fendi's perforated accessories, we also enjoyed the way designer Stuart Vevers incorporated these detailed cuts into his spring collection for Loewe. His brilliant execution of today's trend included perforated leather skirt suits and dresses, our favorite being the Dark Gold Metallic Perforated Napa Dress (price upon request, 212.206.3928). The gold metallic leather is enough to make the frock a noteworthy one, but the tiny geometric perforations covering the bodice reallyd give it a standout look. Happily, these two items aren't the only must-try perforated pieces available on the market. We've curated a handful of additional on-trend options that are sure to make an equally stylish statement this spring, so read on for all the details!
1. Topshop White Perforated Crossbody Bag ($68) in White
While we're certainly attracted to Fendi's B. Fab bag, we've also got our eye on this cross-body version from Topshop. We love its petite size, crisp white hue, and perforated detailing-the overall look is prim, yet sporty-and think it's well suited for the fashionable girl on the go, thanks to adjustable hands-free strap.
2. Juicy Couture Perforated Leather Headband ($40) in Blue
We love a good hair accessory and Juicy Couture's Perforated Leather Headband is the cat's pajamas-don't you agree? In addition to offering a subtle way to try today's trend, the bright hue will act as the perfect complement to your cheerful spring outfits. We love it in cobalt blue, but think the neon pink and yellow versions are pretty fantastic too, so be sure to check them all out today.
3. Ash Perforated Suede Jacket ($698)
If you're itching to try this season's sporty look, then you'll definitely want to scoop up this bomber jacket by Ash immediately. The jacket's perforated suede and distressed hems give it an of-the-moment look, while the neon yellow color feels perfect for the sunny days ahead. Embrace its athletic vibe by teaming it with a pair of side-striped trousers, or style it with a fancy frock for an unexpectedly stylish evening ensemble.
4. Jimmy Choo Tailor Platform Wedges ($1095) in Coral
Warm weather and wedge heels go together like indie rock bands and Coachella, so tracking down a standout pair is imperative. Cue Jimmy Choo's Tailor Platform Wedges! Featuring a gorgeous coral color, cork platforms, and perforated lace-up leather, we'd say these fashion-forward shoes are just what your spring wardrobe ordered! While an investment, indeed, we promise they'll get plenty of wear, whether you're gearing up for music festivals or a slew of backyard BBQs. If you're seeking a similar, yet more affordable option, Topshop's Scooty Sporty Platform Sandals ($156) in Coral will certainly do the trick.
5. H&M Top ($60)
As our one-stop shop for affordable, on-trend pieces, we had a hunch H&M would have at least one covetable perforated piece on hand-and we were right! The retailer has us swooning over this sleek faux leather top, which is not only in perfect keeping with today's look, but also addresses the season's must-try peplum silhouette!
6. J. Crew Quorra Ballet Flats ($158) in Sand Dune
Why go for a plain ballet flat when you can snag a pair with an interesting updated look? That was our thought exactly, which is why we couldn't resist these darling slip-ons from J. Crew. Look closely, and you'll notice the perforations are in the shapes of tiny Xs and Os, a small detail that ups their cute factor! Available in this versatile nude hue as well as four other awesome shades, we think these will become a mainstay in your wardrobe for many seasons to come!
7. J. W. Anderson Neoprene Net Skirt ($1020)
We find this J. W. Anderson skirt pretty irresistible, which we can chalk it up to its cool surfer-meets-sophisticated-lady vibe! The bright blue neoprene and contrasting nude underlay make it a fun option for after-hours events, yet the slim, pencil silhouette ensures it's an appropriate pick for the office too. Wherever you decide to wear it, we promise it will get plenty of attention.
8. Cynthia Rowley Laser Cut Leather Chemise ($695, available end of March)
Adventuresome souls seeking a bold approach to today's perforated look should consider Cynthia Rowley's Laser Cut Leather Chemise. With its peek-a-boo perforated leather top half and eye-popping fuchsia color, it's easy to see this piece was made for a night out on the town. Our advice? Style it with a pair black pumps and a sleek clutch for a noteworthy cocktail outfit.
9. Raoul Perforated Leather Shorts ($350) in Navy
Thanks to amazing pieces like these navy perforated leather shorts, Raoul has quickly become one of our favorite brands. We were immediately drawn to the shorts' sporty spirit and relaxed fit, and think they would look smart worn with a light-colored button-up shirt and a pair of oxfords for a summer afternoon soiree.-Jessica Baker