Spruce Up Your Winter Wardrobe with Polka Dots

Valya

Perk up your dull winter wardrobe with polka dots. A childhood favorite for some- many remember Minnie Mouse sporting the print- this black and white print has evolved into a chic sophisticated pattern. Perfect for work or formal occasions, polka dots have been worn by Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightly and Dutchess Kate. Ms. Reese was just recently spotted wearing a black Michael Kors cocktail dress with white pearl embroidery at the Palm Springs Film Festival. This dress is just one example of the many ways polka dots can elevate an other wisely boring, conservative outfit.

Here are five great pieces that will add character and class to those all-black, conservative outfits.

Cocktail Dress

1
Asos

 

Everyone needs a little black dress. Elevate this staple with a visually interesting print. Perfect for both the office and a special occasion, your spotted frock will make stand out from the sea of LBDs.

Pocket Square

2
Banana Republic

 

Add an unexpected touch to your blazer and jean combo with a pocket square. Although traditionally masculine, the polka dot print adds a feminine touch. A great alternative to a necklace, just simply tuck it in the front pocket of your blazer and hit the town.

Shoe

3
Nordstrom

 

A polka dot shoe pops under an all-black outfit. Instead of sporting the usual black patent heel, add some fun and character to your outfit with a reverse polka dot print.

Pencil Skirt

ModCloth
ModCloth

This black and white polka dot pencil skirt with a small slit works for every formal or work occasion. The fun print balances the sexiness of the slit. The skirt pairs well with a chic turtleneck and tights, making it the ultimate sexy librarian look.

Blouse

Ruche
Ruche

A fun blouse is exactly what you need this winter. Perk up that leather midi skirt with an all-over polka dot print. This lessens the need for accessories but still adds some interesting detail.

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