The Polka dot is grabbing my attention right now. It’s the classic print that makes its return to the fashion spotlight over and over again. If you’re a polka dot lover, there’s something to get excited about because you’re about to start seeing some pretty polka dot pieces in the shops again.
While it’s not a major trend for Spring, there were enough pieces from designers in the Resort 2011 collections to create a mini trend.
I picked out my favourites from Resort and checked out some pretty polka dot pieces to stick in the wishlist.
Now there are dozens of ways to wear this trend and it’s exceptionally beautiful when combined with a bright, solid, preferably contrasting colour. I’ll be very careful combining it with another print, the objective is not to look like a clown but to retain that sleek chic style. The best way to wear with another print is to combine with larger prints a la Marc Jacobs (Resort 2011). Just make sure the style works before you walk out that door, lol.
Check out some beautiful pieces to get you fantasizing.
Moschino Pleat Detail Skirt_£467
Lela Rose Wrap-effect cotton crepe dress_$995
Topshop Polka Dot Wide Leg Trousers
Miu Miu Printed Canvas Polka-Dot Platform Sandal $495
Marc Jacobs Silk Polka dot halter top_$525
Dorothy Perkins Black/Yellow spot flare dress £28
Marni Polka-dot leather ballerina flats $500
Pictures via elle.com
It’s no news that flared pants are having a major fashion moment and that they are one of the most talked about trend right now. It’s right in the centre of the 70’s comeback for Spring and the first rule is to wear with high heels to create that leg lengthening effect and to offset the wide legs.
I checked out the Resort 2011 collections and found many interpretations of this trend and plenty ways of wearing the flared pants.
Starting with Celine, typically minimal yet utterly chic styling, particularly love the sleek jumpsuit version.
Emilio Pucci really did make the 70’s come back, with the printed blouses and fringed jackets.
Monique Lhuillier totally takes the cake, there is a sleek sophistication and elegance in her take of this trend. The pussy-bow blouses scream ladylike chic; there’s something for the not too serious days, work and the stylish evening event. Lhuillier gets my gold star.
Viktor & Rolf, Sonia Rykiel, Rebecca Taylor and Tracy Reese also give great ideas for styling the pants. Rebecca Taylor does the classic casual look with black flared jeans, a floral blouse and wedges, totally screams Spring.
Viktor & Rolf
Pictures via Elle.com