Friday, March 23, 2018

Wear it Two Ways: Polka Dots

As we reported in our Spring Trends 2018 blog post, polka dots are going to be BIG this spring. They've always been a classic, but this season, you'll see them in every size, shape and style imaginable. You've probably already seen them popping up here and there as retailers start to roll out their spring collections. Since they are SO versatile, you really can't go wrong when you are styling them. Below, we show you our take on two different ways to rock your dots this spring! 


I think my absolute favorite way to wear polka dots is in dress form. I actually got this dress last year, but I've seen similar ones out and about already, so I will link those below! I always love a good retro silhouette, but this dress mixes modern touches with a classic, chic cut which feels fresh and interesting. 

I was feeling very Parisian in my dress, so I kept with the modern vibe and paired it with these architectural Mary Janes and this bucket tote with mismatched handles. I didn't plan on it, but the handles on my bag match the mismatched heels on my shoes (one is a circle, the other a square)! 

I can't wait to wear this dress, and ALL the polka dot dresses, this spring! I will definitely be seeing spots over the next few months. :) 

Outfit details:
Dress (old from Topshop, super similar here)
Bag (sold out, love this and this)  


While I love dots of all sorts, I'm especially going gaga over big polka dots which have a decidedly '80s feel to them. I paired this polka dot midi skirt with an off-the-shoulder ruffle top to play up that throwback vibe even more. 

Ok, at this point, you could throw on a bright red lip and stilettos and chunky black shoes for a classic retro look, but I decided to modernize it by adding some neutrals to the bold black and white. 

Terra cotta colored mules and lips modernize the look and a trendy olive beret helps tie in the earth tones again. This beret actually belonged to my great-grandma, but I've linked an almost identical one below! Funny how you can modernize a look with a vintage piece, huh? That's the cycle of fashion for you!

Polka dots are basically the most classic pattern there is, but it's so exciting to see them in such new and refreshing ways this season! Happy polka dotting!

Outfit Details:
Shoes (similar)
Beret (vintage but similar handmade version here)
Lip color

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