June 2nd, 2009
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!