Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pretty Polka Dots

Polka dots have made a strong comeback from spring/summer 2010 and it looks like they're here to stay. While polka dots may seem complicated, too young, or even too difficult to match, a few simple rules can help you  transform any dull outfit into a chic, slightly retro and romantic look, even uber-feminine and sophisticated.

The key to polka dots, and the main rule, is to keep it simple - a dress, a skirt, a shirt or a blazer can be enough. If you're nervous about wearing polka dots at all, start by choosing only one accessory such as a scarf, a belt, a handbag and even shoes.

For an office summer look, a pleated dress will give you just the right amount of femininity and elegance. As for colors, a white dress with black dots is the best and safest choice. You can also match a black pleated skirt with white dots, a blouse with short sleeves and a bolero or a blazer. You can play a little bit and choose colored accessories especially.

For a night out with friends, match a pair of skinny jeans, a strapless breezy blouse with dots and high-heeled sandals, or team black high-waisted shorts and a red blouse with dots, and high heels.

For a more formal evening event, a '70s style black dress with white dots and high-heeled sandals is the perfect pair. Accessorize the outfit with a simple clutch and a pair of pearl earrings.

For Fall pair a pretty polka dot sweater with skinny jeans and boots or flats, or keep it simple and choose polka dot accessories like those below.

Whether you ready to dive into the pool or just get your toes wet, check out my finds from Polyvore.

Dorothy Perkins polka dot dress

Burberry silk blouse
$845 -

Pleated skirt

RED Valentino high heels

Loeffler Randall high heels

Polka dot handbag

Leather glove
$89 -

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