Every girl has that corner in her closet that’s peppered with polka dots. And whether it’s a top a bag or a bow, there’s something about them that makes us feel instantly pretty and perfect. And keeps going back to it every now and then, no matter the time of the day or the year, no matter what era it is.
But while polka dots look pretty, can we make them look cool, interesting and a little bit out there?
Because pairing that polka dot top with jeans and flats is great. And pairing that polka dot bow band with a fitted shirt is nice too.
But can we give polka dots a real edge?
We’ve curated a few interesting looks that are chic, yet have tons and tons of character.
So take a look and see how you can put together your polka dot pieces. And put together outfits that show off your pretty polka side as well as the nuances of your personality.
Connect the dots!
- Shock the dots
Match your black and white polka dots, by colour blocking with a bold or shocking colour.
- Bomber like a bomb
Pair your dainty polka dots with a funky bomber jacket.
- Get behind the bars
You don’t have to mix them with solid colours alone. Mix your polka dots with stripes.
- Go wild, dotty!
Pair it with a wild floral skirt or a pair of ripped jeans and animal print pumps.
- Make an understatement
Polka dots can also be embroidered on lace or chiffon, so it contrasts with just the subtle colour of your skin showing through.
- Box it in
Your dainty polka dots are begging to be matched with structured checks and squares.
- Introduce polka to polka
Match your polka dot top with a polka pant in reverse colours or a just an accessory with larger dots.
- Keep it casual
Pair a dressy polka dot piece with something casual, everyday and cool.
- Mix polka with pearl
Pearls look great with polka dots. Pair it with an interesting ensemble à la Taylor or mix things up with square polka dots instead.
- Go OTT
Play up just how adorable yet cool you are with an OTT bow, or a tulle skirt and a pair of cool sunnies.