Every season, we create a new eyelet pattern that is unique to Merlette. After punching a repetitive pattern into our Okeo-Tex certified cotton, which is then traced with thread, the eyelet is laid into garments or constructed into its own pieces. Not only do we love eyelet for its beauty and tonal print quality, but the subtlety of seeing slivers of skin peeking through it for an elegant sensuality. Because we incorporate eyelet into each season as a signature of the brand, we have developed favorite outfit ideas on how to wear eyelet year-round.
PAIR WITH DENIM
Eyelet is inherently delicate, and we love the play on texture when an eyelet piece is paired back to solid denim. Here, for example, our VANDA Jacket in black eyelet is paired back to our new BEACON Jeans. This look is sophisticated without being fussy, making it perfect for dinner out with friends or a party at someone’s home.
PAIR WITH SNEAKERS
A white eyelet dress is a summer staple, and you can wear it so many different ways. The CHARME tunic can be worn on its own with a light strappy sandal, layered over wide leg pants with a platform or worn simply here with a clean white sneaker for a sporty counterpoint to the sweetness of the eyelet. A great pair of sneakers keeps the style from feeling overly feminine for those who like a little more of an unexpected edge from their styling.
PAIR WITH A T-SHIRT
Eyelet pants are an unexpected wardrobe addition, but one that feels fabulous on the button during warmer months. While we love the look of eyelet on top and bottom (almost to give the illusion of a jumpsuit), pairing a textured trouser back to a clean t-shirt keeps the look simply chic. Our CADENZA top has hand-ruched serpentine keyholes along the shoulder that echo the holes of the eyelet, keeping this pairing perfectly matched.
PAIR AS A SUIT
A white suit is a classic, perfect for rehearsal dinners, summer parties and springtime events. But an eyelet suit is an unexpected twist on the look, with the unlined sleeves of the VANDA Jacket providing glimpses of skin while the wrap styling and shawl collar are flattering on a variety of body types.
PAIR WITH TALL BOOTS
If you think that eyelet dresses can only be worn in the summer, we are here to say that you can wear them year round! Our PARADIS Dress with an eyelet bib looks as beautiful paired with tall, knee-high leather boots as it does with sandals. Either layer a turtleneck underneath the dress or add on a cardigan over the style for extra warmth.