Polka dots: Basic information
Although the basic idea behind polka dots is simple — a regular, repeated pattern of circles on a solid colored background — the reality is anything but. Polka dots can be large or small, colorful or neutral and printed onto many types of fabrics. A silk blouse with a tiny black-and-white polka dot pattern looks very different than a fitted jersey dress with a larger, boldly colored pattern. No matter what your personal style, there is a polka dot piece to incorporate into your wardrobe.
How to wear polka dots: Less is more
What size polka dot should I get?
Polka dots of all sizes are on-trend for this season. In general, smaller polka dots are less dramatic, so they may be more appropriate for work. Many prints with smaller dots use relatively neutral colors, which typically looks more professional. If you’re going out with friends, grab a polka dot skirt with large, colorful dots to keep things flirty and fun.
What about accessories?
When finding a trendy look for this season, remember not to leave your personal aesthetic behind. If you gravitate toward soft, feminine looks, find a gorgeous blouse or flirty dress. If your fashion choices are a bit bolder, look for fitted polka dotted pants for an instantly cool look. No matter what your preferred look, polka dots will add a fashionable touch to your wardrobe.
–By Brooke Samsonite from Belts and Bangles
P.S. Read more of Brooke’s fashion advice, including how to wear accessories at any age and style essentials for fall.
[Top photo via My Fashion Tricks]