8 Grown Up Ways To Wear Polka Dot Outfits

Of course they're not just for New Year's!
PHOTO: (LEFT) Instagram/songofstyle, (RIGHT) Instagram/iammarielozano

We’ve all been there, it’s New Year’s Eve and you’re required by your fam to channel Minnie Mouse and wear polka dots for ~extra~ good luck. But before you let this old-school tradition ruin these classic prints for you, read up because we’re showing you how you should wear your polka dots and make these New Year staples chic all year round.

  1. Wear a romantic polka dot top with casual denim for a stylish contrast!

    Finish the look off with a pair of round sunnies for a vintage touch.

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  2. Keep your dots fun and your outfit quirky with a dotted off-shoulder top and gingham sandals pairing.

    Add a pair of bright orange earrings for extra sass.

  3. You know what’s cooler than belts? Corsets!

    These vintage curves enhancers are making noise again this year and they come in cool styles like edgy blacks and fun polkas like Liz Uy’s!

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  4. If you’re not feeling the corset, opt for another 2018 trend instead—voluminous sleeves.

    Wear it with a midi skirt for a dressy outfit or take a page from Aimee Song and wear it with a pair of chic white pants.


  5. Take it from Marie Lozano and tone down the loudness of a red polka dot dress with a camel trench. 

    Finish the look with a pair of mules, stylish sunnies, and you’re all set!

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  6. Feeling bold today? Dare to sport dots on dots on dots!

    Keep your accessories bare minimum and let your outfit do all the talking.

  7. You can opt to keep your polkas dressy in a show-stopping dress like Heart Evangelista’s.

  8. Or you can keep it casual with a romantic dotted top and a pair of denim shorts style equation.

    The possibilities are endless!

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