Polka dots are having a major moment this summer. From spots sashaying down the runways of Jacquemus, Balenciaga, and Loewe (leading the trend for fall) to our favorite street style stars putting their own sartorial spin on the classic print, it’s safe to say the ubiquitous dot is making a thoroughly modern mark.
So how do you add playful polka dots into your real-life wardrobe without looking overly prim à la Vivian in Pretty Woman? Take inspiration from our favorite fashion girls and go for supersize statement spots in a monochrome palette, or wear your specks small in a flattering silhouette. Finish the look with some edgy accessories to toughen up the ultra-feminine print.
Scroll below to shop the best polka-dot pieces of the season and see how It girls are styling theirs.
Take notes from blogger Song of Style and pair a voluminous blouse with light-wash jeans and modern, structural earrings.
Coin-size dots on a classic silhouette is unquestionably charming. Keep the look current by pairing it with cutoff shorts in summer. Don't forget a basket bag for an effortless French girl–in-the-country vibe.