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Trend Report: Polka Dots!

Polka dots are always in style. Some seasons they show up on runways more than others, and some seasons they don’t appear on the runways at all but they never seem to go away. A good polka dot piece can live in your wardrobe forever, and always be in circulation.

Dolce and Gabbana, Fall 2011

This is one of my favorite looks, and the first inspiration photo I ever took. I’m also wearing my dad’s gold cross in this photo, and it happens to match the outfit.

 

Marc Jacobs took polka dots to an entirely different level for Fall 2011. His show had them in all sizes, mixed together with different colors and fabrics. Magazines, blogs and websites keep showing that part of his collection, and I can’t stop thinking about it either. Here are some highlights:

Here are some other runway looks from Fall 2011 that incorporated polka dots:

David Koma

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Lanvin

Polka dots are no doubt beautiful on the runway, but can you do this in real life? Absolutely!

Start with a polka dot shirt in a neutral color, like this navy blue blouse.

Then, add in a polka dot skirt in a color that is also neutral, either matching the shirt or a few tones off. I’m using black here to show that you can do navy and black together.

Ground your outfit with some simple, navy blue pumps, like this pair:

Put on a silver pendant necklace to accessorize without going over the top. I like fun, funky ones that this:

And there you have it, a mixed polka dot outfit!

Some other polka dot pieces I love:

Forever 21 tank top, $19.80. http://www.forever21.com

Wedge Sandal, $25.80 http://www.urbanog.com

Maxi Skirt, $29.90 http://www.urbanog.com

Dress, $44.50, http://www.delias.com

Dress, $36.30, http://www.gojane.com

 

Thrift stores are also great places to look for polka dot items. Do you wear polka dots? What is your favorite polka dot outfit?

 

Stay Sweet,

Rhett

 

 

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August 11, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. nice post!

    Elle
    http://redischic.blogspot.com/

    Comment by Elena Leder | August 11, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Elena!

      Comment by rhett19 | August 11, 2011 | Reply


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