A lot of fashionistas overlook polka dots because it’s way too much effort but there are ways to wear polka dots and not look like a child. And trust me, you don’t want to miss out on this great pattern simply because you don’t want to risk overkill. Polka dots are coming back in a big way, which is why we absolutely must discuss sensible ways to wear polka dots right about now.

1. ON A BLOUSE

A free-flowing, feminine polka dot blouse is one of those ways to wear polka dots that can never ever be considered silly, especially if you opt for one of the latest cuts and good-quality fabric. It’s a classic look designers tend to find inspiration in quite often and will work particularly well for you in case you’re smaller on top and in need of prints that could balance out your figure.

2. On a scarf 

A polka dot scarf is a very versatile accessory you’ll use for years to come and can always enjoy in a brand new way. Use it as a bag accessory in order to soften up a sturdy, classic work bag, wear it as a headscarf for a vintage inspired look or simply incorporate it into your outfit either as a belt or neck-wear every time polka dots make a comeback.

3. AS JEWELRY

A small dose of black and white polka dot pattern could help you show off your creative personality even in the most fashion-restricting situations. A pair of small spotted studs or vintage-effect pendant earrings for example, won’t clash with your business attire but help you incorporate a pattern you couldn’t wear on a larger scale.

4. ON A SWEATER DRESS

Large polka dot pattern definitely looks cool on a chunky sweater dress, making it go from a rather unremarkable piece of fashion to a statement piece that needs very little accessorizing to look absolutely stunning.

5. ON YOUR UMBRELLA

Ever had the urge to befriend a girl carrying a polka dot umbrella? Seriously, a polka dot umbrella really stands out in the most positive of ways and kind of makes me want to have a chat with the fun person carrying it. And make no mistake about it – a person carrying a polka dot umbrella is definitely a lot of fun.

Has wearing polka dots ever been a problem for you and, if so, how do you manage to make this pattern work for you in a chic, trendy, non-costumey way?

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