1) Kate Spade
Naomi Flats – $275 – Zappos.com; 2) Marked
With A Dot Scarf – $39.50 – Lucky; 3) Pleated
Polka Dot Skirt – $14.80 – Forever 21; 4) ) Polka
Dot Flower Hair Comb – $14 – Bluerootpress; 5) Polka
Dot Shirred One Piece – $88 – Urban Outfitters 6) Red
Polka Dot Earrings – $6.80 – Creamrose; 7) Satsuma
Lace Wallet – $18 – Bcharmer; 8) Polka
Dot and Lace Socks – $11.50 – Plastic Land; 9) Polka Dot Fascinator –
Stylesmith (coming soon); 10) Alice
+ Oliva Trina Tunic – $242 – Shop Bop
Polka dots are the ultimate whimsical fashion accessory.
Fabulously retro, they add a kick to any outfit. Also extremely feminine,
they’re a punchy way to welcome spring!
Keep from going overboard on polka dot items by starting
with one small dotted item at a time, like this pair of gorgeous vintage heels,
a scarf or a clutch. Then when you feel ready, move on up to a major polka dot
piece like a dress or a skirt. If polka dots are your main statement, keep other
accessories to a minimum.
As a general rule, make sure your hemline is above your
knees to avoid looking outdated. Also be wary of going overboard on whimsy so
you don’t look like you’re Minnie Mouse! But this key look is uber whimsy, so
if you feel like being Minnie Mouse, go all out! Otherwise, relish in the
girliness of this trend and have fun in your polka dots!
By Bria Berger