Perfectly Perforated

I have a major thing for perforations. I’ve realized that I have an obsession with clothing and accessories that are covered in circles, whether it’s grommetsdotspearls, or studs…and perforations are just the latest iteration of this. Luckily for me this seems to be a pretty big trend at the moment, so I shouldn’t have too tough a time fulfilling my hankering for perforated pieces! My absolute FAVORITE at the moment is this:
I have the regular Transport Tote in black, and I can’t even tell you how useful it’s been. I love the raw leather, the contrasting handles, and the fact that it’s light while having enough space to hold a ton. It’s versatile, simple, and goes with everything…it’s got the unfussy, downtown vibe that Madewell does so well. It’s just incredibly easy to wear, and it’s held up well over the years that I’ve had it. So when I saw the perforated version…I instantly fell in love. It pains me how badly I want it, and how much I do NOT need another tote bag. 
I’m really liking Club Monaco’s perforated espadrilles too:

I like how the black leather and perforations take the espadrille out of it’s typical prepster territory, and to an edgier place. They also come in white, for a more spring-y look. 

Also obsessed with Kelly Wearstler’s perforated jewelry pieces. So, so amazing. They’re edgy, but still simple and elegant:

Perforated Cuff | Cubist Ring | Idealist Cuff | Perforated Ring

Are you guys into perforations, or are they a little too out there for you? I think they’re a perfect mix of being kind of funky, but not too “look at me!” 


  1. Rebecca Spencer says: April 11, 2014

    Absolutely love the details perforation gives to a piece. It's why I searched all over Europe for the Brogues version of the Balenciaga city.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

  2. Hunter says: April 11, 2014

    Loving all the perforated looks this spring too!

    Prep on a Budget

  3. Leslie says: April 11, 2014

    I like them, but I enjoy eyelet more. Have a great weekend!

  4. Abby Pugliese says: April 11, 2014

    I love that bag.

  5. Holly says: April 13, 2014

    These are really cute! I like the look- especially when it looks like the lacy detailing

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