How to Wear Polka Dots

Guest blogging today is my blogger bestie Midori Heckman. She writes a fashion and beauty blog at MidoriLei and a traditional dating column at Dating Advice from a Girl. She lives with her husband and great Dane lab in east side Seattle.


Spring is in the air, and my favorite part of spring is all the colors and prints coming back into the wardrobe. I’m saying goodbye to all the drab solids and neutrals of winter, and jumping head over heels in love with the print of the season, polka dots. What’s not to love about a fun, playful, classic print? Here are a several ways to wear the look:

1. As a neutral blouse with a pant in a show stopping bold color:

Like red pants:

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Or mint pants:


2. As a standout accessory:

Like a breezy scarf paired with a casual hat and tank top:


A clutch:


Or a classic flat shoe or pointy heel:

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4. As a blouse with an interesting collar:

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5. And finally, the most classic way to wear polka dots is as an easy, flirty sundress:

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When it comes to cute polka dot sundresses, it’s all about choosing the extra detail- a sheer fabric at the neckline, an unexpected soft color paired with and equally soft chambray, a motorcycle jacket to play with masculine and feminine elements, a drop waist and a cute hat, leather accessories in a luxurious color, or a flirty pleat, sheer sleeves and bold accessories.

What’s your favorite way to wear polka dots this spring?