Fashion: Yes YOU can...

Fashion: Yes YOU can…

…power up your polka dots. Shelly Vella shows you how 

Keep it simple in a dotty
asymmetric skirt, slick
knit and ankle boots.
Skirt, £185, and jumper,
£185, ba-sh.com

For an evening look,
take inspiration from Hermes and try deep red with
a hot-pink dot

Have fun with a mix of
spotty prints. A pop of red
finishes the look. Shirt, £59.99, and skirt, £79.99, zara.com

 

There is something timeless about the polka dot and that’s exactly why it’s a wardrobe classic – find your perfect piece and you can wear it year after year. To transition into the new season, layer a spotty summer dress or skirt with a tailored jacket or slim-fit knit and remember, this is one print you can play with – so mix and clash sizes of dots or colours for maximum effect. If in doubt, a dotty accessory gets my vote.

Mix it up

For a dynamite duo, wear fine stripes under a dotty playsuit. Finish the look with a shot of red

Jumpsuit, £89, finerylondon.com

Jumpsuit, £89, finerylondon.com

Top, £29.50, fatface.com

Bag, £290, michaelkors.co.uk

Trainers, £110, jigsaw-online.com

Trainers, £110, jigsaw-online.com

Keep it timeless 

Small polka dots give a dress classic clout while a contrast collar and nipped-in waist up the sleek

Dress, £350, lkbennett.com

Dress, £350, lkbennett.com

Bag, £259, lkbennett.com

Shoes, £229, lkbennett.com

Earrings, £25, orelia.co.uk

Bracelet, £20, orelia.co.uk

Get playful

Spotty accessories are a winning detail and will add a little fun to a full-on dotty ensemble

Blazer, £69.99, zara.com

Blazer, £69.99, zara.com

Top, £30, uterque.com

Skirt, £225, Zimmermann, theoutnet.com

Shoes, £360, redvalentino.com

Bag, £197, Kate Spade New York, theoutnet.com

 

Fashion assistant: Chloe Gallacher 

 

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