Polka dots saw a runway revival for the SS18 season. From Jacquemus’ bold black and white bandeau to Rodarte’s dainty garden-inspired iteration, we’re forecasting that the precious print will be your go-to everyday update. Let the wherever, whenever style that screams ‘fun, but timeless’ reinvigorate your wardrobe during the cold winter months. While it’s increasingly hard to distinguish your black coat from the masses on the coat rack at the bar as New Yorkers don their notorious head-to-toe black looks, stand out from the crowd while not straying too far from your daily uniform.
See past the juvenile Minnie and Micky Mouse for inspiration, opting instead for catwalk creations from Jason Wu and Carolina Herrera. A flouncy top with some structure can balance the pattern with added texture and the smart use of silhouette. Up the cool factor with our go-to styling tick and just add denim. Whether it’s black jeans or good ol’ blue denim, there is nothing like layering classic on a classic.
Wanting a bit of an edge? Try a white polka dot look that will help you transition from winter to spring, slowly, of course, adding a pop of color aka anything that’s not black back into your daily mix. Take a cue from fashion editor Lisa Aiken and go the extra mile of dress over jeans. The asymmetric hem keeps the layers light and figure flattering, while the structured blazer adds that extra polish. Top off the look with sleek white stilettos and a soft-to-touch bag.
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