My posts on polka dots are never very long, because I’m so picky about them. If they’re executed well, they can be fun and cute and sweet, but if they’re not so well-executed they skew pretty silly and costume-y. And while it’s also true that I prefer a small dot to a big one—which can look a bit too Minnie Mouse for my taste—I think this shirtdress is just aces, because the dots are so graphic and op-art-like.
Just an easy top for wearing under a blazer or on its own.
I love the interplay between the dots on this tote and the cute little pom-poms.
I think this is such a nice green, and I like the mixture of dots and bird silhouettes here.
The tonal dots on this popover make it just that much more exciting than a plain white popover.
This top just seems like fun to me, and it’s cropped just enough to look good with higher-waisted jeans.
A slouchy silk blouse with handy patch pockets.
The pleated skirt on this shirtdress is a nicely polished touch.
A slightly trippy (and rather splurgy) sweatshirt from Margiela.
I don’t typically like puffy sleeves, but everything else here is so streamlined that I think they really work.
How great is the combination of stripes and dots on this Rag & Bone top?
This PLAY Comme des Garcons tee, with the trademark heart logo, is just so cute and versatile.
The smocking on this seersucker shirt is both sexy and unexpected.
And finally, this pleated top just hangs really elegantly.