Nothing says summer quite like eyelet, which explains why my love for it is always heightened during these months. Crisp cotton and a delicate punch out design seems to capture the sweetness of summer.

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

Alberta Ferretti for Macy’s

Louis Vuitton S/S 2012

I love cut-offs. I’ll just say it. They go with everything, always look effortless (a la Kate Moss, above), and are just so damn comfy. They can take you from day to night with the slip of a heel and look classic with a simple white shirt. They’re sexy, perfect for the beach or your favorite outdoor music festival and the best part is—you can usually make them yourself with an old pair of worn in jeans! —Christie

Here’s how some of our favorite fashionistas wear this timeless staple:

Chloë Sevigny, Erin Wasson and Nicole Richie

Alexa Chung and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen 

Kate Bosworth