We’re seeing spots everywhere this season!
Thanks to its serious, schoolgirl-esque vibe, plaid has become the quintessential pattern for autumn, but for their Fall 2017 shows, many designers were feeling another print—polka dots!
Polka dots are a classic print that feels playful and youthful, so they’re a bit unexpected for autumn and winter’s chillier months, making them the ultimate cool girl print to rock for back-to-school.
Duro Olowu Fall 2017, Giambattista Valli Fall 2017, Zimmerman Fall 2017
From fashion darlings like Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexa Chung, and Beyonce to budding style icons like Amanda Seyfried, Emma Stone, and Whitney Port, celebrities and tastemakers are as obsessed with polka dots as the designers are this season.
Besides seeing spots on the runways at Lowe, Balenciaga, Altuzarra, and Maison Margiela, we’ve witnessed numerous stars wearing polka dots at red carpet events or just running around town.
Audrey Hepburn in polka dots; the classic print was refreshed for Fall 2017; Song of Style blogger Aimee Song at the Michael Kors Fall 2017 show; Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale in contrasting black and white polka dots
Want to try the trend?
You don’t have to be covered in dots for this trend to work for you. A smattering of polka dots on a sleeve or a polka dot headband or scarf is a super cute wear to incorporate this trend into your look.
Of course, if you’re into it, you can go full out with a polka dot dress paired with a cute pair of boots and a denim jacket, or polka dot jeans or wide-leg pants with one of the season’s must-have chunky sweaters.
Stand out at Homecoming this year with a sweet, strapless polka dot dress or polka dot bow tie; or prepare for the rainy season in adorable polka dot rubber boots.
And for the fashion fearless, mix things up by rocking polka dots with another fun print, like the looks we saw at the Duro Olowu Fall 2017 show.
Polka Dot Jeggings, torrid.com; Polka Dot T-Shirt, zara.com; Strapless Polka Dot Dress, forever21.com