In our opinion, polka dots are one of the easiest to style in the print family, as they remain timeless and always showcase individual personality. In order to keep them modern (and not Minnie Mouse like from the days of our childhood), we try to pair dots with current trends, neutral staples and complimentary patterns.
Tip for pattern mixing? Your polka dots should be dramatically bigger or smaller than the accompanying print. This shows that you’re aware you’re mixing patterns, and that you’re doing it intentionally. For example, if you’re wearing a striped blouse, make sure those stripes are dramatically bigger or smaller than the polka dots on your skirt. It establishes a pattern hierarchy so that not every design is operating at the same volume, making your ensemble easier on the eyes.
What is your favorite way we have worn this Old Navy style?