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.

This polka-dot midi skirt will elevate your look instantly. 

Don’t be intimated to mix prints.

Stroll your way through summer with a polka-dot maxi skirt. 

This dress is the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. 

Statement sleeves are always a yes in our book. 

Have fun layering. 

We love a good retro swimsuit (and print).

Nothing like an effortless, and quirky, jumpsuit. 

Let your accessories act as the trend leader.

 Everyday outfit? Check. 

Style your polka-dot skirt with a T-shirt and you're ready to go. 

This blouse can easily go from beach to night out. 

Add a fun twist to your casual ensemble. 

Polka-dot wrap dresses were made for picnic bags.

We love polka dots in all sizes. 

Lace detailing makes this classic print even better. 

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