The polka dot, a classic but fun wardrobe staple.
I love a good polka dot, so they feature fairly regularly in my wardrobe. They never fail to tempt me and whenever I see them, I find myself gushing, tilting my head to one side as I admire their flirty nature; they manage to look cute without being sickly sweet, especially when chic in black and white. Polka dots exude happiness, and no doubt a smile is ever present on your lips when wearing them, the compliments never too far away.
This lightweight blouse is current season at Next (£26) and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would fit into my work wardrobe easily. Monochome? Tick. Viscose? Tick. Softly tailored? Tick. I’ve styled it here rather casually, with my new cropped flares by Dr Denim, suede boots, and my Modalu Billie grab bag (such a great bag that I gave the mini version to my mum for Christmas). I have an M&S camisole under these polka dots for added warmth, but come summer I’ll ditch the cami, roll the sleeves up, and wear it tucked into culottes or wide leg pants. But, for now, it would also look great layered under a black, fine knit jumper teamed with cigarette pants, or even under a pinafore with thick black tights until those spring days make a welcome appearance.
But these particular polka dots are not just for the office – this blouse would look delightfully retro tucked into a pair of flared, indigo jeans, hair shaggy and loose, perfect for the weekend. Minimal make up, an oversize knit, and a tan shoulder bag would complete the more casual look.
Tell me, are you a fan of the polka dot too? How do you wear yours? And what do you think of Next’s blouse – will you consider it as a new addition to your wardrobe too?
Images: Kris Miller.
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