Ready Made Outfit: Grown Up Polka Dots

June 2nd, 2009

Sophisticated Polka Dots
Feeling the love for this set?  Here’s more information about it.


Polka dots aren’t just for girls.  But how do you wear these dots without feeling overly girly?  Pair them with  grown up, sophisticated garments - or add distressed item or two for a rugged look.  Or both.  Here’s how to wear Grown Up polka dots:

1.  Start with a polka dotted shirt.  If you’re unsure about polka dots, try a small dot print in a dark color.  But you can also go bold with brightly colored dots–and an abstract pattern, as shown.
2.  Slip on a pair of super dark straight leg jeans.
3.  Add a lightweight utility jacket to add a rugged element to the outfit.
4.  Mix things up with your accessories: a distressed ankle boot contrasts with a traditional leather bag, while an orange striped scarf echoes the bright orange dots on the shirt.

How do you wear polka dots?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Ready Made Outfits, Women

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sal  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I love it. Every bit of it, but that Topshop sweater especially!

    You know, I adore polka dots but wear them only sparingly. I should really change that.

  • 2. Workchic  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Love the sweater and scarf combo!

  • 3. Diana  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 9:28 am

    I’m so happy to see more and more orange around. I love the combination of stripes with polka dots!

  • 4. Trisha  |  June 2nd, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks for the love, all! We’re digging how the two patterns work together…tied together by the bright orange color.

  • 5. ThinkThruFashion  |  June 5th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m a huge fan of mixing prints. I think you showed this very well: keeping it in the same color family and going for different size patterns. I’m not a huge fan of ankle booties so I’d probably wear a ballet flat instead but overall, I would certainly wear this look.

  • 6. Trisha  |  June 7th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Nice call on the ballet flats - they’d definitely work with this look.

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