Polka dots are having a huge comeback this spring season, as they’ve been popping up in everything from ready-to-wear to all kinds of accessories. We’re used to seeing stripes and florals year-round, but guess what?,polka dots are just as versatile and add a good dose of fun and freshness to your outfits.
Even if you’re at home these days, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a bit of style inspiration to maintain your motivation for when better days arrive, and they will! Don’t miss these three great ways to wear polka dots to get your imagination going.
Look 1: Black & White Jumpsuit + Shirt
If you had a chance to check out Olivier Rousteing’s Spring collection for Balmain, you’ll know that this outfit is the epitome of chic and modern.
The fun bit here is playing with the black/white contrasts to draw the eye where you want. This means using white for the areas you want to highlight.
Take into account polka dot size, opt for one that is proportional to your silhouette, so the print doesnt’ overwhelm the look.
Also, be sure to streamline your silhouette with smart accessories. Here, we chose to enhance the hourglass shape with a tied around the waist jumpsuit, and added stilettos.
If you want to add a pop of colour to the B&W look, go for bold red lips and your best smile!
Look 2: Lady like rouge
Embrace a bold hue like this red to invigorate the polka dot trend while achieving a sophisticated and very trendy effect!
The monochromatic style will help tone down the print and not overpower the outfit as we’re going for a total-print look.
If you choose a flowy garment such as a midi skirt or trousers, opt for the high-waisted kind to enhance your body in all of the right places.
Look 3: Shades of neutral & casuallly cute
Now that you’ve mastered the trend like a pro, you’re ready to take it up a notch and play with more colour, print sizes and proportions.
Dare to mix oversized polka dots with smaller ones in the same look, but be sure to keep it harmonious. One idea to achieve that balance is to match the colours or keep them in the same colour palette, as we did here. See how we paired brown shorts with a camel top and added a beige blazer to add sophistication.