Trend of the Week: Circling back to fashion's hottest retro print

Trend of the Week: Circling back to fashion's hottest retro print

Circle back to fashion's hottest retro print, says Annmarie O'Connor.

Inspiration

Summer’s bohemian calling card isn’t everyone’s glass of ice tea. Its freewheeling filigree, although seasonally on-brand, admittedly lacks lifestyle suitability. Those whose tassels have been whipped by a Westerly wind or who’ve been the only employee donning a prairie dress to a board meeting know the score all too well.

This is where the modern classics come into their own. Take, the polka dot print, for example. Having made its fashion debuted in the late 1920s thanks to early adapters like Miss America, and Minnie Mouse, the pattern gained added gravitas when adopted by Christian Dior for his 1940s “New Look” collection.

With Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe sporting the spots in the 1950s, the polka dot officially cinched its star status. Want to be spotted for the right reasons? Just connect the dots.

Trend of the Week: Circling back to fashion's hottest retro print

  • Style Notes

  • SPLICE IT: Create visual interest with two-in-one spliced prints. Try florals or animal motifs with polka dots for trend-worthy style snaps.
  • NICE ACCENT: Prefer a hint to head-to-toe? Add a polka dot neck scarf to a crisp white shirt or heels to your favourite pair of jeans.
  • KEEP IT CLEAN: New to the trend? Salute the simplicity of the season with a clean black and white palette. Add tonal accessories for palette cleansing chic.
  • MIX AND MATCH: Print clash like a pro by mixing polka dots in complementary neutral bases: black and white; tan and black; navy and white. Watch the magic happen!

Fitted racer back ribbed tank top, €25; circle basket crossbody bag, €49; polka dot pencil midi skirt, €69; leather lace-up sandals, €69, & Other Stories
Fitted racer back ribbed tank top, €25; circle basket crossbody bag, €49; polka dot pencil midi skirt, €69; leather lace-up sandals, €69, & Other Stories

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