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Five easy ways to work polka dots

The recent cold snap is enough to give anyone a serious case of the winter blues. We’re here to coax you out of your seasonal slump with a guide on how to wear one of this season’s top trends: polka dots. For anyone having a little trouble getting out of bed in the morning, these playful printed pieces are guaranteed to make you smile.

Dots on dots

Head-to-toe polka dots may seem a bit zany at first glance, but team this playful knit and skirt with a pair of leather ankle boots and you have an outfit that is chicer than one might think. After dark, add a leather jacket and some statement earrings for an evening look that is perfect for a Christmas night out. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to take more risks, wear your cosy sweater with a skirt in a contrasting pattern – like checks or florals.

Spot on

A silk blouse is a sartorial no-brainer – perfect for night or day, work or weekend. This fluid number, printed in classic polka dots, works best when worn with high-rise denim or sophisticated wide-leg trousers. Throw on with a pair of modern-day cowboy boots for a look that’s put together and effortless, all at the same time.

Polka game

Almost every woman on the planet owns a LBD. It’s a girl’s go-to style when she wants to impress with minimal effort. If you want to be bang on trend this season though, opt for one that’s printed with polka dots. To maintain the illusion of “I woke up like this", a pair of grungy black boots is the perfect finishing touch.

Dotty about print

If you’re more attracted to neutrals and prefer just a pop of print, a feminine polka-dot skirt could be your next purchase. For a relaxed winter look that’s easy and chic, combine with cosy layers – like a turtleneck or a fluffy sweater. Pop a pair of leather boots on your feet and you’ve immediately got your look.

Connect the dots

Finish off your dotty look with a cool detail or a feminine element. A printed scarf is a great way to tie the whole thing together, whether you wear it as intended - around your neck - or as a makeshift headband. Meanwhile, a logo belt bag in black and white adds an element of functionality that’s both cool and unexpected.

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