16 Polka-Dot Summer Outfits to Re-Create

Take note: Gingham and florals (as groundbreaking as they are) have taken a small step back this season. Joining the ranks—and taking the top spot—of ultimate summer prints is none other than polka dots. Long gone are the days where we associate it with Minnie Mouse and the children’s department; this versatile print is taking over this season and in many forms.

Simply scroll through your Instagram feed and you’ll see what we’re talking about. From romantic blouses, easygoing dresses, statement accessories, and retro swimwear, this spotty trend is taking classic silhouettes and elevating them to stylish new heights. So as an old pattern meets new styling approaches, we’re gathering the inspiration from the outfits ahead to liven up our latest outfits.

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