How to Pull Off Polka Dots


VIXEN | July 7, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Polka Dots have returned as one of the hottest trends this season. The fun, stylish pattern is perfect for the summer and can instantly break up a mundane wardrobe and bring it to life!

Here are five tips for incorporating polka dots in your wardrobe:

  • If you work in an office setting and have to keep a more traditional appearance, choose classic colors like black, white and navy.
  • Want an edgier look? Try the trend in abstract colors such as pink or purple. Even go so far as adding another texture to play it up.
  • Smaller dots are perfect for dressier styles, but be sure to mix it up and wear two different size dots to avoid becoming overwhelming.
  • If polka dots remind you too much of your childhood, pair it with a blazer to give the youthful trend a more mature look.
  • Don’t be afraid to add solid color accessories like a black belt. It breaks up the busy pattern and bonus: the eyes are now drawn to your tiny waist.

How would you rock the polka dot trend? Subtle details or dots all the way?

- Krystal Franklin