It’s short because polka dots are tricky—they can look so cutesy and costume-y—and I frankly didn’t find too many specimens that I loved. But I do think there is a trick to getting them right, and that is to look for pieces that have dots that are on the smaller side—go too big and suddenly you’re Minnie Mouse. This Ayr blouse gets it exactly right, though.
Madewell’s ever-versatile Central Shirt in a nice royal blue.
I like the caramel brown on this dress—it’s slightly unexpected and pretty sophisticated.
And the irregularly-shaped dots here are pretty cool.
A pretty silk skirt that drapes just right.
The patch pockets on this shirt endow it with a casual appeal.
Such a pretty color combination on this well-priced dress.
A fun and stylish sarong for the beach or pool or wherever.