Trend of the week: Polka dots

This season we’re seeing spots, says Annmarie O’Connor.

RIXO present SS19 collection at LFW
RIXO present SS19 collection at LFW

INSPIRATION

As warmer weather heralds the redux of polka dots, style seekers look for novel ways to reinvent the classic print.

From demure Diorinspired ‘New Look’ skirts to Rosie the Riveter tie-waist shirts and classic Katharine Hepburn jumpsuits, permutations have gone full circle.

For spring summer 19, expect more in the way of ruffles, pattern-combining and kooky colourways challenging the status quo; while traditional monochrome renderings keep vintage mavens in the loop.

RIXO present SS19 collection at LFW
RIXO present SS19 collection at LFW

STYLE NOTES

SPLICE IT

Make like Rixo and mix spots with animal prints and florals.

ACCENT IT

Highlight monochrome polka dots with a bright accent like red lipstick or a yellow strappy sandal.

TAILOR IT

Sharpen up a spotty blouse with a check or solid blazer.

DRESS IT

Take the all-in-one approach to the trend with a simple jumpsuit or midi dress.

Trend of the week: Polka dots

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