Fashion of Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Maybe to you they look too childish or too difficult to match, or too pretentious to work for every occasion.
Still, polka dots are a persistent trend as the seasons come and go, and with a few simple rules, they can totally change our look, transforming a dull outfit into a chic, slightly retro and romantic look, even uber-feminine and sophisticated.
They are certainly one of the most eye-catching and striking prints, whether we are talking about a clothing item or an accessory.
Therefore, it is very important to know when, and especially how to wear them. However, they still remain a classic element in the fashion history.
While polka dots may seem like a juvenile trend — Minnie Mouse, anyone? — The truth is that they can be done in a playful, yet grown-up way that’s perfect for work or the weekend.
1. The main rule says never to match many pieces with dots unless you want to turn your outfit into a great fiasco. A dress, a skirt, a shirt or a blazer can be enough.
2. If you are totally convinced that you are ready to wear polka dots, start by choosing only one accessory, such as a scarf, a belt, a handbag and even shoes.
3. Even though they seem pretty hard to match, pants with dots can be easily worn for any occasion if they are properly accessorized. Choose a pair with colorful dots and keep the rest of the outfit simple by picking accessories in neutral colors. You can also wear polka dots shorts for a casual summer look. As for the shoes, go for peep-toe shoes or flat sandals.
4. You can even dare to mix polka dots and other prints, such as stripes, and still look amazing. If usually, mixing floral prints and stripes, or dots and floral has been considered as a total fashion disaster especially if you weren’t able to pull the look together, nowadays this is rather easy to achieve.