Polka Time! Looks We’re Falling For: Polka Dots

October 27, 2011  |  
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We’re seeing spots! Polka dots are THE print for fall. Updating common wardrobe items like the skirt, the blouse, and the trouser is as easy as signing on the dotted line. This trendy print can be intimidating, but with varying size dots and colors, there’s something for everyone! Explore our picks and add some spotted pieces to your fall wardrobe.

Note: Feature photo courtesy of Bisouonline.com.

The SkirtASOS, $71.88

For the ladies blessed with curves, this form-fitting pencil skirt will take you from the office to happy hour with ease. High-waist and knee length combos look best with a high heel to keep the wearer proportionate. Don’t be shocked when free drinks and flirty conversation are coming your way. All the men will want to connect the dots!

The Scarf – Topshop, $28.00

What’s black, white and spotted all over? This chic pussybow scarf is three for three. Wearing this style of scarf in such a bold print will ensure that you stand out in a crowd! Add a look of sophistication to your outfit with this piece, but be sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple. Try a denim long sleeve shirt with maroon leggings and black motorcycle boots for a casual look. Or try adding this dotted piece to your favorite pants suit for a little excitement and pop on your professional look. But steer clear of wearing the scarf with a skirt suit though, because you may be mistaken for an airline attendant.

The Jeans Karmaloop, $65.00

The classic denim skinny jean is enhanced with tiny white polka dots.  The print is subtle enough to pair with almost anything. A large chunky sweater and canvas sneakers are good for class or for a walk in the park.  A one-shoulder top and heels (like the ones shown) make this spotted denim nighttime worthy too. This is a great way to do polka dots subtly!

The Blouse – by Cirque Renoir, Ruche, $34.99

This teal and orange dotted number features an attached tie and flows beautifully. The ruffled sleeves and round neck never go out of style. Wear this blouse under a blazer and jeans or jazz it up with a fitted pencil skirt and high heels. Either look will be a hit!

The Tights – Modcloth, $19.99

Dotted tights are a cheap and easy way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe. This sheer pair is perfect for trying to experiment with texture. Keep that in mind when selecting the rest of your ensemble.  Tweed shorts, a jean vest, and a chiffon blouse in a vivid color (like royal blue) provide nice texture contrast. Black velvet or suede flats will complete the look. To dress this outfit up, lose the jean vest and add a statement necklace and bright satin heels.

The Dress – by Thread Social, The Outnet, $240.00

This silk-blend chiffon dress (originally $600) is both chic and cute. Details like the one-shoulder and gold dots keep this purple frock from looking drab.  The tied sash and tiered skirt helps the dress glide over the body and your curves. Paired with a clutch and high heels, you’re dinner date or holiday party ready. All dressed up and nowhere to go? Turn the sash around so the bow is in the back and pair with a cropped brown leather jacket. Add a pair of flat combat boots and you’ll be spotted looking cool.

The Heel – Sears, $84.95

Channel your inner Minnie Mouse with this speckled heel. A round toe, platform, and ankle strap make this red shoe (also comes in black) a knockout! Worn with black jeans or a solid color dress this shoe is sure to serve just the right amount of adorable and Hot.

The Sweater –Nasty Gurl, $58.00

This spotted oversized knit will provide the warmth you crave during brisk fall days, and the color you miss from the sizzling summer.  A fitted skirt, tights and boots give off a pretty/edgy vibe. Slim gray trousers and ankle boots make this a bit more “casual Friday” friendly.

The Trouser – Forever 21, $19.80

Cruella de Vil will have nothing on you in these Dalmatian-inspired trousers! Classic black and white provide a print that’s fit for both work and play. Brown oxfords or loafers (shown) add a cool play on the menswear look when paired with a simple tee. Also try dressing these pants up with wedges, a simple tank and leather fringe vest. Work it out!

The Blazer – Zara, $129.00

Equipped with a slight sheen and crème polka dots, this jacket sets our love for fall fashion ablaze!  This orange-red color is gorgeous and looks amazing on brown skin. Keep it casual with wide-leg jeans, a simple t-shirt and brown oxfords.  Or, place the blazer over you’re favorite mini-dress and black suede knee-high boots if you’re in party mode.

The Hat – ASOS, $17.97

A favorite style of former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the pillbox hat is made modern again with large black and white dots. Travel back in time to the 1960s and rock this hat during church or lunch with the ladies. Whether you know this hat’s history or not, this crowning glory is fierce and timeless!

…The End! Are you feeling polka dots? Or is this a print you could do without? Speak your peace in the comments!

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