How She’d Wear It with Style and Cheek – Mixing Polka Dots

By Tuesday, February 17, 2015 0 Permalink

Now that I’ve convinced you that polka dots are a necessity for your wardrobe, it’s time for you to mix your polka dot prints. Yep, we’re going for a dot on dot look today. Think print mixing only with different sizes of the same print. For polka dots I prefer to keep the bigger print (larger dots) on the top half of the body, unless you’re using polka dot accessories and then they can go anywhere. Having a larger print on top, like we have in the first outfit here, keeps the attention closer on your face. Bigger dots on the lower half can be distracting, even a little clownish, so let’s not go there. But you want people to focus on your sweet accessories, so bigger polka dots are a fantastic attention getter on purses, shoes, even belts.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Mixing Polka Dots

1. Wildfox Bel Air Round Sunglasses

2. H&M Fringed Skirt

3. Mango Suede Jacket

4. Jacquie Aiche Turquoise Nugget Stud

5. MADEWELL Silk Front Row Tee In Dot

6. TOPSHOP Semi Precious Set Ring

7. TOPSHOP Freedom Found Engraved Pinky Ring

8. Clare V. Supreme Fold Over Clutch in Cream Milano with Polka Dots

9. Sole Society Raygan Pointed Toe Flat

This outfit is straight out of the 1970s, though updated of course. The vintagey feeling fringe leather skirt, suede denim-style jacket, and cheeky round sunglasses call back to the days of 8-track, but give any modern look a little extra flavor and a whole lot of fun. For the rest of the look I went with polka dots with polka dots with polka dots. And again we’re mixing polka dot sizes here, with a larger less uniform pattern on the clutch and tighter, cleaner dots on the blouse and flats. I imagine this outfit paired with a bright pop of lipstick to really center the attention on your face.

How She'd Wear It with Style and Cheek - Mixing Polka Dots

1. TOPSHOP Wide Brim PU Fedora Hat

2. BaubleBar Lined Up Fringe Pendant

3. Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini MAB Tote’ Crossbody Bag

4. MANGO Polka-Dot Print Sweatshirt

5. MANGO Skinny Kata Jeans

6. ASOS Pointy Cat Eye Sunglasses With Metal Corner Detail

7. Zara Sequinned Short Jacket

8. Topshop ‘Missile’ Chelsea Boot

These pants are adorable! Don’t you just love the teenie tiny little dots on there? Paired with the oversized polka dots on the polka-dot print sweatshirt, this is another extremely playful look; from head to toe we’re whimsically jumping across visual and textural styles. Thus the fun shaggy coat and hat. I’m also such a big fan of this Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB Tote that it was at the top of my birthday wishlist (I got it in black). Overall with the shades and boots providing some edginess, this is an outfit I imagine right at home on Rodeo Drive in winter.

– Julia of Style and Cheek