Lots and Lots of Dots
Itís easy to fall into a routine of solids and neutrals and go-with-everything basics. But, routine can get a little dull. Predictable. With spring in full force, change things up a bit and add some cheer, polka dot style. From pretty dresses to camera accessories to office supplies, dots are everywhere. Whether you prefer just a sprinkling of dots or bold, head-to-toe spots, big dots or tiny pin dots, they are undeniably charming, ever cheerful, and always in style. Mix up your routine with just a few, or lots and lots. Weíve rounded up some dotty inspiration to get you started.
24 Apr, 2012
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Polka dots give this classic ĺ sleeve cardigan instant cheer, making it an ideal spring layer. The question is, which color will you choose? Aster, Gray, Navy, or all three?
Garnet Hill | Buy
This chocolate sundress is feminine and sophisticated. Add a floppy sunhat, and youíre ready for a spring party or a day at the races, Pretty Woman style.
White House Black Market | Buy
Not feeling brave enough for that itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini? Opt for a dotty foundation instead, like these yellow polka dot undies from Honey Dew Intimates.
Madewell | Buy
Recipe for a lazy spring day: One porch swing, a dash of sunshine, and ice cold lemonade. Serve in a glass with just a smattering of yellow dots for whimsy.
Fishs Eddy | Buy
Polka dots arenít just for the ladies. A pocket square in vibrant green adds panache to a suit or sport coat, making it perfect for a spring wedding or special occasion. Bonus: He might be able to skip the tie.
Zelma Rose | Buy
Is your camera still wearing standard issue, basic black? A new strap crafted from Amy Butlerís Full Moon Polka Dot fabric is a happy alternative.
See Lori Sew | Buy
An umbrella with a skylight means you can stay dry and keep an eye on the changing weather as you make your way through the rain. A trim of polka dots will add cheer on an otherwise cloudy day.
ModCloth | Buy
You could play it safe with a basic black swimsuit, or have some fun with this dotty maillot. Ruching and colorful dot stripes make this one-piece a flattering choice. Swimming is optional.
Anthropologie | Buy
Make a dotty impression with your return address. This monogram stamp from Three Designing Women is an easy way to turn an ordinary envelope into charming custom correspondence.
Paper Source | Buy
In the mood for dots? Give a sporty and casual spin to a feminine summer dress or a flouncy skirt with these spotty lace-ups from Boden.
Boden | Buy