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Eyes Wide Open: Best Eyelet Blouses

So, since we’ve jumped from winter straight into the dead of summer, I’ve been scouring my closet (and the stores) for the coolest thing to wear.  And what more can you ask for, than clothing with built in air conditioning?

Broderie Anglaise (a fancier way to talk eyelet) dates back to the 16th century, and is thought to have originated in Eastern Europe.  Defined by a pattern of holes called eyelets, cut out of the fabric and then bound with buttonhole stitches.  Often the holes are in patterns of flowers, vines and leaves.  You can imagine how long this took to do by hand, luckily now, almost all broderie anglaise is machine made.  The beauty of eyelet, is that it’s timeless, so whether you decide on a pricy investment piece, or take the fast fashion route, I promise, you’ll be glad you did.  Here are a few of my favorite finds for spring.

Clockwise from top left:  SEA Luna Cotton Top; Ulla Johnson Desi cotton top; Jonathan Simkhai scalloped cutout top; Tory Burch Mariana top; Center: J Crew funnelneck top

 

 

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