Stripes have been going strong as the pattern du jour for a while now, unjustly leaving polka dots in their stripey shadows for far too long! I for one an totally feeling the polka dots- they have an old-school sort of charm and can bring a fun, 50’s flavor to your wardrobe without looking dated. While this pattern has been around for a while, adding a polka-dotted piece to your look still manages to add an unexpected twist.
Stand out in a polka dot dress like Olivia Wilde (wearing TopShop), give a retro polka dot top a modern spin like Cameron Diaz (pictured in a top by Michael Kors and Seven jeans), or toughen up a pretty polka dotted blouse with second skin pants like Lauren Conrad and Lindsay Lohan (both in Rebecca Minkoff). From sophisticated and refined to daring and bold, who knew dots could be so versatile?
Polka dots are instant eye-catchers, so whether your dots are big or small, wear them with confidence! Read on for my favorite polka dotted pieces!
Nanette Lepore Every Breath Dress, $328. A super versatile style that is easy to wear and flattering for all shapes.
Silence & Noise Polka Dot Intarsia Sweater, $58. I love the vintage-feel of this cozy and cool knit.
Elizabeth and James Artist Shirt, $245. An easy-chic style that looks great with everything from tattered jeans to a sleek pencil skirt.
American Apparel Cotton Spandex Jersey Leggings, $26. A fresh alternative to your basic black leggings
3.1 Phillip Lim Dot Oversized Tank Dress, $250. I am in love with this slightly slouchy, relaxed style. Wear it as a dress or team it with leggings and a chunky knit or boyfriend blazer for a cool, casual style.
Fletcher by Lyell Longsleeve Bow Blouse, $58. A chic blouse than can take you from day to night.
TopShop Spot Diamante Mesh Skirt, $80. Your new go-to party skirt.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Carole Sweater, $298. The perfect way to top off any look, from a cute dress to a basic jeans-and-tee style.
– SABRINA ALEXIS
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