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Polka dots have forever held a place in our closets, sometimes in the spotlight or by taking a backseat as a retro ’60s flashback. Just like stripes, it’s a chic Parisian way to sport a cheeky print as it oozes cool girl street style. The classic print has moved on from being a simple modest button down and has been recaptured as a timeless print amongst men and women in a wide range of designs. From silk dresses to bright pops of colour, here are our favorite polka dot styles to inspire your next shopping trip!

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There’s nothing more polished then a fluid print on print look, making your wardrobe choice that much easier. Polka dots are one of the easier prints to play with because you can mix small polka dots with larger ones as long as you stick to one colour scheme, leaving you with a look that’s both effortless and classy. 

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Shop the Look: House of Harlow 1960 Bree Top, $140, available at Revolve

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Experimenting with colour is a fun way to show your own personal style while wearing polka dots. Trying a bold red or a soft pink is feminine and versatile enough to wear under a blazer or a flirty dress for a night out.

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Shop the Look: Sioness Caliente Dress, $79, available at Lioness

polka dot rufflesRomantic Ruffles
There’s something sexy about a woman wearing ruffles, especially in delicate textures. A ruffled blouse in a silk fabric is a great alternative to the classic button down collar blouse and makes a statement with just a simple red lip and a pair of jeans.

polka dot top mangoShop the Look: Polka Dot Flowy Blouse, $70, available at Mango

polka dot bottomBottoms
With the many pant trends available to try, polka dots are definitely at the top the list. There are a wide variety of styles from denim slacks to silk pajama pants and we must say, they are the most fun to wear. A wide leg pant in the print is a chic way to ease into polka dots as you can mute the print with a solid top.

oscar dela renta polka dotsShop the Look: Oscar De La Renta Printed Polka Dot Pants, $567, available at Net-a-Porter

polka dot accessoriesAccessories
We love a cool retro accessory that livens up an outfit whether a platform shoe, a scarf, or a bag. Polka dots are the perfect way to add a playful and vintage touch to an outfit while still being modern and cool.

polka dot shoesShop the Look: Charlotte Olympia Iiona Polka Dot Mules, $365, available at Saks Fifth Avenue


Inspiration Image
Image courtesy of The Zoe Report


Product Info:
1. Inspiration image courtesy of The Fashion Tag
2. House of Harlow 1960 Bree Top, $140, available at Revolve
3. House of Harlow 1960 Gwen Culotte, $162, available at Revolve
4. Street Style image courtesy of Vogue Arabia
5. Lioness Caliente Dress, $79, available at Lioness
6. Miroslava Duma, image courtesy of Where To Get It
7. Polka Dot Flowy Blouse, $70, available at Mango
8. Street Style image provided by Raghunter
9. Oscar De La Renta Printed Polka Dot Pants, $567, available at Net-a-Porter
10. Camille Rowe, image courtesy of Vogue
11. Charlotte Olympia Iiona Polka Dot Mules, $365, available at Saks Fifth Avenue


By Ivana Pavkovic, Toronto, @iforeveronvacation

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