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?
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!
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.
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!