When looking back on my ’90s childhood outfits, I often think about all the patterns that were worn. One of the most popular patterns was polka-dots! Because the ’90s is making a comeback in the fashion world, I thought this topic was rather appropriate. The Burberry Prorsum spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection embraces this trend, and puts its own twist on this classic pattern. Christopher Bailey’s use of lace and other soft fabrics to create a unique look that shows skin while still being covered—was genius. Look 25 caught my eye with its bright, bold red polka-dots. This pattern was only used twice in the collection, but I believe that it was well used in both appearances. I love how it adds a pop of color to a rather dark-toned look. This fabric really makes a statement but is still fun and playful.
So today, I embodied the best of Christopher Bailey’s collection with lace and polka-dots. For the lace part, I went with a cream lace crop top from Urban Outfitters. Whenever I think of lace, I think of my grandmother’s lace tablecloth, something that should never be worn. The new era of lace tops, though, is chic and more playful than ever, making the pattern a staple in every Fashionista’s closet. To my look, I added a pair of red polka-dot woven shorts from Forever 21. These are perfect for making a statement in a subtle way. When replicating outfits, I love to add my own touch, so I also added an Urban Outfitters floppy hat.
I love to play with funky prints like polka-dots; it’s always a fun and creative way to spice up any wardrobe!
Get My Look: 1. A lace crop top. 2. Polka-dot shorts. 3. A floppy hat.