It’s no secret that polka dots are hot, hot, HOT this summer. I love the innocence and sweetness of polka dots. Flirty and feminine, dots just look right for summer.
And, I am not the only one to notice. According to the recent People magazine article ‘Meghan Markle and Kris Jenner Just Made a Case for Wearing Polka Dots Instead of Stripes This Summer’, “Although stripes have been dominating spring fashion lately, recent celeb sightings are proving that polka dots might be the new go-to pattern of the season. And the wide variety of polka dot dresses, shirts, and swimwear out there is proving the print to be a hot commodity right now.”
The question is, how best to incorporate polka dots into this season’s wardrobe? Well, you could go for broke and wear an absolutely darling polka dot dress! I’ve showcased one of my top choices here. This Polka Dot Halter Midi Dress from Ann Taylor transitions easily from day to night. To extend the life of the dress, add a jacket or sweater as fall approaches. Retail: $159
If you are worried about the “Minnie Mouse-effect,” try a polka dot accessory as an instant update. There are thousands from which to choose. I especially like a pair of polka dot flats – so whimsical and fun! (DSW Shoes has some very sweet options)
But, you can also add a belt, scarf or even some of this season’s oh-so-fun polka dot jewelry, such as the kate spade watch, shown. Available at Macys, this silicone watch is just right for casual summer activities and events, from BBQs, to pool parties, to a day spent sightseeing. Retail: $83.25
On a personal level, I tend to prefer black and white polka dots, for a slightly more sophisticated look. But, white dots on colored backgrounds and even colored dots abound. Remember, when wearing polka dot fabrics (or really, any busy pattern), it’s best to keep clothing designs simple and somewhat streamlined to avoid looking like you’ve escaped from the Children’s Department.
Which polka dot pieces will you be wearing this summer?
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