STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Connect the Polka-Dots

When we think of polka-dots we think, of fun and casual, but has the word “sexy” every popped into your head? No? I didn’t think so either. But in this case, polka dots have been twisted. The pattern has been around for a while, way back when in 1926 when Miss America wore her “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini.” Thereafter, the trend of polka-dots became popular between both women…and men. Minnie Mouse eventually had the pattern added to her bow, and alike to stripes, polka-dots are a classic.

These days, men rock the subtle polka-dot, and this Fashionisto sure did rock the subtle pattern. His half-sleeve dress shirt looked sophisticated yet sensual. Men’s half-sleeve dress shirts state casual yet sexy, and this Fashionisto’s look had the perfect amount of polka-dots and confidence. He wore a Zara dress pant and a classy pair of suede Alfani shoes. His cross-body briefcase added a more formal look. When I asked him why he was carrying the empty bag, he said, “It looks fashionable.” The polka-dots add a fun vibe to any outfit. The dress shirts are a major trend right now, and I’m sure every guy you see whether at a BBQ or at the mall is wearing a half sleeve dress shirt with some sort of pattern.

The polka-dot dress shirt was dressed up perfectly with off-gray pants and the black suede shoes. It’s important to always mix and match instead of keeping a consistency in color. Step out of your comfort maze…and connect those dots.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I always believed that what you wear and what your style is, is a reflection of how exposed you are to the changes around you.”