I’ve always been more of a stripes person than polka dots, but the tables have turned just lately. Dotty prints are really having a moment this season and I’m loving it. You may remember I included polka dots in my 5 Favourites Trends For Summer post a couple of weeks ago, where I featured these Marks & Spencer shoes. At only £19.50 they are a total bargain and a really easy way to tap into the polka dot trend. They also make the perfect match for this cute Zara bag, which can be worn either with or without the crossbody strap. A note on sizing: these shoes are a wide fit and come up big. I usually take a 7.5 in M&S shoes but had to size down to a 7.
I often associate polka dots with vintage style dresses and skirts, but this season we’re seeing a more modern take on this classic print. Ruffles and frills are a prominent theme, as well as mixing white on black with black on white dots (as with these shoes). Teaming black and white polka dots with an asymmetric skirt (rather than a full A-line skirt, which was my original plan) steers it away from cute and keeps the look current. I managed to sneak in more dots with this sheet crossover top. The streamlined fit gives definition around the waist to balance out the flared skirt.
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For a fun twist I chose a pair of cat sunglasses and a mix of classic and quirky jewellery. I bought these face earrings in H&M last week. They were the last pair and they are also sold out online, but I’ve linked to some similar options. My glass ring is a souvenir from a holiday in Sorrento many years ago, and the pearl and cubic zirconia necklace is from Eternal Collection. I wear this necklace so much, it is so elegant and perfect for any occasion.
Skirt from Coast (old, similar) | Kaliko top (old, similar) | Marks & Spencer shoes | Zara bag (now on sale!) | H&M sunglasses (old, similar) | H&M earrings (sold out online, similar) | Eternal Collection necklace c/o (first seen here)
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