A Passion for Polka Dots!

A Passion for Polka Dots!

Hey there, friends!  I’m Amy from One Artsy Mama, and I’m excited to be back again this month to tell you about one of my absolute style obsessions…are you ready for it?
Polka Dots!
You can find them everywhere this season!  Tops, dresses, skirts, shoes, wallets, hats…polka dots are definitely in and they’re as fun as ever.  I personally love them most when the style channels a fun retro-50’s vibe.
Here are a few ways I’ve been styling polka dots lately!  This photo from Myrtle Beach feature one of my favorite tops from Express.  I had a gift card, so I stopped by Coastal Grand Mall while we were on vacation and picked up this peplum tank, along with a color blocked navy and white version since they were Buy 1 Get 1 for $9.99!  My favorite way to wear it is with colored pants, like these coral ones from Old Navy.  But, occasionally I like to pair it with something more neutral so I can pull out the red lipstick for a fun retro “pop”!
Of course, now that it’s fall, I need to cover up so I don’t freeze; here’s my cooler weather version of this outfit:
Polka Dot Outfit
It’s the same top and pants, paired with a denim jacket, my Living Locket, and a coral bracelet.  I refuse to totally give up summer, so I still like to wear my jellys with it…
This dress from Tailor & Stylist is one of my personal favorites; I feel like I’m stepping back in time when I wear it, and it fits like a dream.  I love the dark polka dots on the light background {just like in my tank top}, and the collar just seals the deal for me. I love pairing it with sexy black heels or fun red flats, and of course a bright red cardigan!
Polka dot dress 
 Sweet Serendipity Dress: Tailor & Stylist
I also have a few dresses that have the opposite effect; light dots on a dark background.  I’m in love with my strapless high-low maxi {see how I styled it five totally different ways}, and I like the way the polka dots on the dress to the right aren’t perfectly round, so it’s just a little different than what you’d expect.  Dresses like these work great with a belt and a cardigan!
Polka dot dress: Express {last season}
If you’re not quite sure about wearing polka dots all over, you can start with some simple nail art too!  Do a few small dots on an accent nail, or go wild on all ten!
Those are just a few of the ways I’ve been wearing polka dots…here are more I’m crushing on!  Consider this my dotty wish list from a few of my favorite places to get clothing and accessories!
From Express:
From Target:
Merona® Polka Dot Hinge Wallet - Yellow Women's Mossimo® Pernella Polka Dot Fun Heel - Black Merona® Polka Dot Floppy Hat - Blue
What about you?  What’s your favorite way to rock this trend?
Hugs & Glitter,

Amy Latta is the author of One Artsy Mama, where she shares a variety of project types including home decor, kids’ crafts, sewing, jewelry, and more.  Recently, she published her first e-book, Crochet 101, to help beginners learn basic crochet stitches and techniques.  In addition to posting on her own blog, Amy is the style contributor at My Favorite Finds and a Blog Growth contributor at Somewhat Simple. Amy is happiest when creating something and enjoys making all kinds of projects with her 4 year old “Little Crafter.” In her spare time, Amy is a professional ballroom, latin, and swing dancer.  When not on the dance floor or crafting, you can probably find her at Starbucks.


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  1. Soooo loving the poka dots! That cream dress is adorable 🙂
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  2. The polka dots are cute. Love that first dress!

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