STYLE GURU STYLE: Ms. Dot is in Town

April 11th, 2016 at 2:00am

I’ve always been obsessed with patterns and prints. Since I was a wee little one I’ve always thought they were so fun and cheery; patterned pieces were closet essentials for me. In middle school, I wore a striped long sleeve shirt under pretty much everything (I was obsessed with layering). Since then, my sense of style has matured and I regularly pride myself on being able to pull off three different prints at once. My all-time favorite piece in my closet is my camouflage jacket covered in patches that I’ve collected over the years (it’ll make an appearance on here soon, I promise my friends); pair that bad boy with a flannel and my favorite black and white striped top and I am simultaneously comfortable and pulling off the perfect triple pattern combination.

Patterns and prints are always showing up on the high fashion runways: florals, animal print, nautical stripes, you name it. However, one print has been mysteriously absent from the runways for quite some time: the polka-dot. Polka-dots are one of those things that we tend to grow out of, but I refuse to accept that. Recently on Instagram, I saw Dani Song rocking a red and white polka-dotted romper and I was immediately in love.

When I saw that polka-dots were heavily incorporated in House of Holland’s Fall 2016 ready-to-wear show, I was beyond excited. We all know that the ‘70s revival is upon us, so using the color palette of the decade in polka-dots is a brilliant way to bring back a forgotten print. The collection is fun and playful in the typical House of Holland style, but still chic on the runway.

Taking inspiration from this show, I used my American Apparel bodysuit with long-sleeves and a plunging neckline. The black and white dots keep it simple and classy but it still has the fun edge. Pairing that with my favorite Topshop Joni jeans, my legs look like they go on for miles. Throwing on a cropped, camel colored suede moto-jacket on top keep the outfit cool enough for a night out on the town. Accessorizing with a long necklace to fill in the plunging neckline and a simple nude Rebecca Minkoff bag, I’m ready to go hang out with my friends on a Friday night. With the subtle polka-dots and ‘70s reminiscent jacket, I’m channeling a bit of House of Holland in my everyday wear.

Get My Look: 1.  Polka-dotted top. 2. Sick jacket. 3. Cool neakers.