ALL IN THE DETAILS: Pretty Polka-Dots

Polka-dots are a classic, fun and versatile print that can go from day to night, and transcend occasions and trends. They count as the perfect print to inject a little humor and child-like fun into an outfit. However, balance is key when wearing polka-dots, so as to not be confused with Minnie Mouse.

This Fashionista kept her polka-dot infused outfit girly and chic, without being overtly saccharine. She is wearing a dark green lace dress under a gray coat with black polka-dotted tights. Her accessories join in on the whimsical path; she is wearing maroon booties and a bag, with a playful necklace. The polka-dotted tights stand out because of the large dots and the muted outfit, despite the flashes of color.

Wearing polka dots can be considered a lesson in self control. Keeping the rest of the outfit simple, and accessories minimal maintains focus on the print. This dress makes for the perfect spring brunch ensemble if worn with ballet flats. It is roomy, retro and relaxed. Just in time for spring break, polka-dot swimsuits are as ladylike as they can get. In a silhouette like a maillot like this one, retro throwback perfection can be achieved. When throwing caution to the wind, mixing prints can be seriously fun. Pairing a flared polka-dotted skirt like this one with a striped or animal print shirt can make a statement like nothing else can.

How To: Polka-dots can be overwhelming, and so they can be perfect as accessories. Scarves, bags and ballet flats look chic in the print.