STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Play with Polka Dots

Let's Hear it for the Boys
This Fashionista provides cupid with quite the target. A montage of hearts plays imposter to the current polka dot trend, and does a pretty nice job playing the role. Polka dots were all over the runway for spring 2011. Emanuel Ungaro utilized a more traditional polka dot pattern while also incorporating a look similar to this Fashionista’s by playing with a mosaic of oversized white hearts on a twisted red mini skirt. Moschino was all about the polka dots for spring 2011 outfitting models in polka dot from head to toe.
I love this Fashionista’s play on polka dots. She isolated the pattern to one piece of clothing and made sure the other elements of her outfit complemented her dress. The pop of color provided by her scarf draws the perfect amount of attention. I love taking neutral colored patterns, primarily those involving shades of white and black, and throwing in something solid and bold to add some variation and excitement. This Fashionista’s crossbody bag, knee high socks and high waisted belt definitely add some stylish flare to her ensemble.
Hint: Anyone can easily incorporate polka dots into an outfit. I love this navy and white polka dot dress from Revolve Clothing, especially for spring and summer. If you are from Seattle (where rain and cold is inevitable throughout the entire year) and are feeling creative, invest in these sheer polka dot tights from Urban Outfitters. I’m even a fan of this polka dot Marc by Marc Jacobs ring. While I wouldn’t wear all three together, the point is that current trends can satisfy any individual’s preference for polka dots. And, if you decide on a montage of hearts, like this Fashionista, you too may draw cupid’s attention. Who knows? It’s worth a try!


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