Polka dots are making a huge comeback this season and clearly, they are here to stay. This retro print has been dominating recent runway shows, and off the runway, fashion influencers have been sporting this dotty print. This timeless pattern are versatile yet fun to experiment with. Needless to say, they come in all sizes, colours and styles, from flowy dresses and romantic blouses to quirky jumpsuits and bold accessories.
Here is my take on the vintage-inspired polka dot print. Initially, I didn’t give much thought to this ever-growing trend, until one particular piece caught my eyes, which is the Polka Dot Crop Top from Kitschen. It is such a playful and flirty statement top. This black-on-white polka dot top is given a modern twist with its slightly open back and sash tie, perfectly fitting the description of “business in the front, party in the back”. Speaking of business, polka dot blouses could be a refreshing alternative to white shirts. Layer a blazer over it and you’ll have a mix of traditional yet interesting office wear.
Another thing to love about this crop top is the puff sleeve. As I have mentioned in one of my previous post, statement sleeve is trending this season. This top is basically a hybrid of two trends: polka dot and statement sleeve. All the more reason to get it!
There’s is no need to be intimidated by this print. It’s actually pretty effortless to style black-on-white polka dot blouses. You can pair it with a black or white bottom for a monochromatic look. Though, you want to ensure that the top and bottom have different textures, to give it a contrasting effect.
On the other hand, if you want to spruce things up a bit, like me, all you need to do is add some colour to the whole ensemble. I went with a High-waisted Wide Leg Pants, which I got from a local boutique. Have I ever mentioned my liking for emerald green?! In fact, emerald green is bound to be a huge colour for Autumn ’18, so talk about being trend-ahead. The combination of a cropped top and high-waisted pants creates the illusion of a smaller waist.
Also, a nice belt would bring the whole look together. I couldn’t find mine at that moment, and had to go without it. Completed the attire with my trusty heels from Something Borrowed for some added height, considering the length of the pants and my petite frame (wouldn’t want to be sweeping the floors).
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High-waisted Wide Leg Pants (via local boutique)
Something Borrowed Studded Caged Sandal Heels (via Zalora)
Tortoise Shell Earrings (via yourBLINGS.co)