Grommets
Small but mighty. Courtesy of Zara

Sometimes it's the little things that have the biggest impact. Like tiny bows placed strategically around your strands. Or a couple mini rosettes decorating a top or bottoms. Or barely-there shorts that feed into the enduring no-pants craze. You can place grommets, aka eyelets, into that category as well.

The small round holes punch up practically everything. They're most commonly seen on belts and for good reason. Their inclusion gives you ample options when it comes to loosening or tightening the belt. But that's not all they're used for. Recently, they've become a popular way to add some personality to handbags. Alaïa chose to decorate its heart-shaped crossbody with the see-through accents. (Actually, Alaïa is king in this case since the fashion house covers an array of its products in grommets.) Jacquemus' mini bag also plays peekaboo, while Tory Burch's take embraces wider circumferences. If you're looking for a more restrained approach, see Reformation's entry where only the strap features holes.

There are also plenty of footwear incarnations, especially in ballerina form. Gianvito Rossi's black leather pair boasts grommets all over. Ganni's turquoise flats only have them decorating the buckles. Either way, you win.

You can even find them on clothing. Placement is obviously paramount in this case. Saks Potts was pretty restrained regrading the eyelet placement on its chestnut-colored midi skirt. Miaou restricted them to its pants' waistbands. Ganni balanced out its cropped jacket by keeping them to just one side. Off-White, on the other hand, created a bust outline on its black turtleneck top. Zimmermann also enhanced the bustline of its one-piece swimsuit with several eyelet accents.

Keep reading to see the most sartorially significant grommet pieces. Prices cover a pretty large range, but we were able to track down several options that ring in under $100. One final piece of advice. Stick to one holey item per outfit. Otherwise, the small detail becomes a distracting theme.

Alaia Le Cœur Eyelet-Embellished Leather Cross-Body Bag
Alaïa

Alaïa Le Cœur Eyelet-Embellished Leather Cross-Body Bag, $1,550 at Matches Fashion

Mango Metallic Mesh Belt
Mango

Mango Metallic Mesh Belt, $59.99 at Mango

Saks Potts Ania Skirt
Saks Potts

Saks Potts Ania Skirt in Chestnut, $290 at Saks Potts

Gianvito Rossi Studded Leather Flats
Gianvito Rossi

Gianvito Rossi Studded Leather Flats, $1,075 at Moda Operandi

Miaou Blue Tommy Denim Trousers
Miaou

Miaou Blue Tommy Denim Trousers, $91 at SSENSE

Zara Washed Effect Eyelet Bodysuit
Zara

Zara Washed Effect Eyelet Bodysuit, $29.90 at Zara

Ganni Eyelet Recycled-Fibre-Blend Lurex Cropped Jacket
Ganni

Ganni Eyelet Recycled-Fibre-Blend Lurex Cropped Jacket, $111 at Matches Fashion

Jacquemus Le Bisou Rond Carre Bag
Jacquemus

Jacquemus Le Bisou Rond Carre Bag, $950 at Shopbop

Zimmermann Devi Eyelet-Embellished Cutout Underwired Halterneck Swimsuit
Zimmermann

Zimmermann Devi Eyelet-Embellished Cutout Underwired Halterneck Swimsuit, $273 at Net-a-Porter

Understated Leather Grommet Skirt
Understated Leather

Understated Leather Grommet Skirt, $288 at Free People

Ganni Blue Feminine Buckle Ballerinas
Ganni

Ganni Blue Feminine Buckle Ballerinas, $395 at Ganni

RE/DONE Denim Straight Jeans
RE/DONE

RE/DONE Denim Straight Jeans w/Metal Eyelets, $479 at LuisaViaRoma

Isabel Marant Delicia Eyelet Leather Belt
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant Delicia Eyelet Leather Belt, $352 at Mytheresa

Off-White Eyelet-Embellished Stretch-Knit Turtleneck Top
Off-White

Off-White Eyelet-Embellished Stretch-Knit Turtleneck Top, $1,574.83 at Net-a-Porter

Tory Burch Small Mercer Grommet Crescent Bag
Tory Burch

Tory Burch Small Mercer Grommet Crescent Bag, $792 at Farfetch

Miaou Black Marco Faux-Leather Pants
Miaou

Miaou Black Marco Faux-Leather Pants, $190 at SSENSE

Reformation Rafaella Medium Trapeze Tote
Reformation

Reformation Rafaella Medium Trapeze Tote in Bianco Leather, $498 at Reformation

Zara Washed Effect Eyelet Sweatshirt
Zara

Zara Washed Effect Eyelet Sweatshirt, $49.90 at Zara

By Far Small Gib Grain Leather Eyelets Bag
By Far

By Far Small Gib Grain Leather & Eyelets Bag, $438 at LuisaViaRoma

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