The One Print I Can’t Stop Wearing

Let’s talk prints, shall we? I’ve always been a sucker for stripes, but recently I’ve found myself only wearing polka-dots in every kind of form! Just the other day, I was preparing for a shoot and when I unloaded my suitcase, I was amazed at how many polka-dot pieces I had! After spending so much time in Spain and Italy this past summer, I think I’m now subconsciously drawn to more colors and prints- polka dots especially! Inspired by retro shapes, silhouettes, and the queen of everything; Sophia Loren, I’m declaring this the summer of polka-dots!  I feel like they’re also having a moment right now.  Don’t you agree?

Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Lipstick: Tom Ford | Body Suit: Abercrombie & Fitch | Skirt: Lisa Marie Fernandez | Shoes: Marc Jacobs | Bag: Prada | Hat: Lack of Color 

I can’t begin to tell you guys how much I love this wrap skirt. It’s technically a beach cover up (and a little sheer) but pairing it with this body suit was the perfect way to bring it to the streets. Small polka dots like on this skirt are a great way to introduce the print into your wardrobe because they’re a lot more subtle. If you remember from this post here, I’ve been loving the square neckline- which works perfectly with the retro vibes!

Dress: Saloni | Shoes: Marc Jacobs | Sunnies: State | Lip: Tom Ford


Once you’ve conquered wearing the polka dot skirt, step two is going all out in a full polka dot dress. I was totally trying to channel my inner Sophia Loren here! The off the shoulder neckline is super flattering, and the cinched waist mixed with the slight flare at the hem created the perfect balance between ladylike and flirty. I completed my look with a red lip, some cat eye sunnies (similar here) and a cute scarf around my ponytail.

Top: Zara (Similar Here) | Pants: Similar Here | Silk Scarf: Ganni (Similar Here) | Shoes: Marc Jacobs | Sunnies: Illevesta | Bag: Prada | Lips: Tom Ford 

Double polka-dots? I say yes. You might think I’m crazy, but you can totally pull it off without looking like you got dressed in the dark! All you have to remember is to pay attention to the balance and color palette. With a larger polka-dot on top and a smaller polka-dot on the bottom, the pieces complement each other without competing for attention. Keeping the pieces in the black and white range helps keep everything visually cohesive, and it almost looks like a matching set!

Whether you wear polka dots on a small scale, a larger scale, a dress, a top or even in the details, just think about polka dots as your new neutral! What do you guys think about the print? Let me know in the comments below and have a great Wednesday!



  • prashant says:

    I love the polkadot print It’s so nice and gorgeous.

  • Beauty Queenn says:

    Simply love your fashion and your style :))


  • Zhenya says:

    Polka dots print suits you so much )) Love this PRADA bag it is so good<3

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  • Ashley says:

    Love the polka dot print!

    Ashley | R e a s y u m e

  • Kelly Mahan says:

    What a beautiful print! Somehow I don’t have anything with this design, but now I feel like I need to. Thank you for sharing it!

  • I love the polkadot print too! It’s so workable.

  • Ms. Ainee C. Beland says:

    You are brave and stylish; thanks for sharing.

  • Rachel says:

    I love your style! Great post and blog!

  • Really love your photos and your look. The photos with the pasta are too cute.
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  • Tanja says:

    i am absolut obssesed with your pics – love it great work
    xo tanja

  • Jenny says:

    Such a gorgeous outlook! Love all your outfits!
    You looks really fashionable and elegant! xx
    Love your makeup as well!

  • Kritsida says:

    YES! I’m usually not a polka dot kinda girl, but I find myself so drawn into polka dots lately! Will definitely be adding some to my closet soon!
    x. kritsida

  • Madison Lee says:

    Obsessed with the pics!! They’re so vintage. Thanks for sharing and I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

  • I was going to say that you’re looking SO mediterranean and your style has been very European as of lately. I love it! I’m literally going to go back up now and pin everything essentially haha.

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  • You looking gorgeous, amazing dress & hair great write up, very well research and engaging! I’m going to try some of the products.Thanks for this post!

  • Vivian says:

    Gorgeous in polka dots~ Love the retro vibe~

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  • Jennifer says:

    Rarely do I ever wear polka dot clothes but I’m definitely inspired to wear them now! All of the outfits and looks are so pretty. 🙂

  • Cindy says:

    Polka dots are one of my all time fav print. Also I’m dying over your sunglasses!

    xx Cindy

  • I can’t pull off polka dots quite as well as you, but gingham is a love of mine!

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  • Stephanie Zheng says:

    What colors are the lipstick and nail color? Beautiful against your skin. I have Asian skin, so always looking for that perfect red. Thanks in advance!

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’ve always loved polka dots, even as a young girl! 🙂 There’s just something so fun and vibrant about the print, don’t you think? I’m loving all of these polka dotted pieces, especially the skirt! Super chic and cute <3

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Kent Johnson says:

    Such great shots; just beautiful. Sad that the photographer does not get a credit at the top of the story. I had to go through twice to find the name, tiny in a big box near the bottom! Congratulations to both you and Karla.

  • Polka dot is such a beautiful print! I’m a sucker when comes to stripes and they currently feature on my blog but polka dot is the way forward . All outfits are fabulous and you looks very stylish!

  • Jae says:

    POLKA DOTS! I love the second outfit. I have been tying my hair with a scarf and love the summery vibe it gives.

  • Brooke Alexa says:

    Omg I love love love this shoot! The polka dots are so fun. I’m also loving the retro sunglasses!

    xx Brooke

  • Alina says:

    Polka dot print looks good on everything, right?!!! Love this collection by Lisa Marie Fernandez. Especially her bonded polka dot swimsuits look so chic!

  • Jandrew says:

    Polkadots is a great pattern , it adds a sense of fun to fashion and tends to lighten up the look ! Love your shots darling . Recently I wrote a post on polkadote giving a bit of the history etc , please check it out !
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  • Enn Franco says:

    Polka-dot print is one of my favorite! Immediately reminds me of Italy and pasta haha

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • LOVE this post + I love how you showed the different style levels of the trend too! I’m a go big or go home kinda girl, so I would definitely rock your third look. Looking gorgeous as usual!

  • Danni says:

    I am absolutely love theses outfits and photos! feels very French Rivera. Now I wont go buy polka dot dress!


  • mainou says:

    Love polka dots! Love all the outfits here Chriselle =)

  • Shloka says:

    Chriselle I LOVE this retro vibe you have going here. It is so summer and Italy and you are inspiring me to get with it and get some polka dots in my wardrobe starting with that skirt!!


  • keri says:

    Love the polka dots 🙂 Looks so classy on you, Chriselle!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Lisa Lucas says:

    Which Tom Ford lip color is it because the link shows a not as red color and I want to get the perfect one you had on.

  • Fatou Diaw says:

    Polkat dot overloard! I love these looks!

  • I am so in love with polka dots and this look Chriselle! I totally agree with your declaration, this is the summer of polka dots! 🙂 Really need to add more in my wardrobe!

  • How can someone look more beautiful each and everyday <3 The polka dots looks amazing on you. It reminds me of the summer vibes in the 20s. I am so in love with the spaghetti black and what photo of you. Absolutely lovely. Hope you are doing well and of course your baby girl Chloe.

    Lots of love,

  • Natali says:

    OMG!!! I’m SO impressed by these photos!! Such an amazing work! Well done beauty!

  • Diana says:

    Love all your looks!! Definitely need to try out some more polka dots.

    || The Neon Factor, by Diana ||

  • Carey says:

    I completely agree! Polka dots are definitely having a moment!

    xo, Carey

  • Kay Nguyen says:

    These are outfit goals! I love everything about them <3

  • Jada says:

    I love polka dots too! If worn right (like how you did) it can be so chic like stripes!

  • Victoria says:

    polka dots are super cool but I just think not everyone can pull them off, I rarely like myself with a polka dot piece even though I love the way they look on other people


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  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Love the polkadot look … especially the hair tie. Such a cute European Mediterranean chic Summer look! 🙂

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