Finding fun and innovative ways to wear your clothes at the end of a season can be tough. Those of us in the Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle office are feeling that way as August takes hold. Our bright and sunny wardrobes of May and June are looking just a tad boring. A great way to cure that feeling is by introducing a fun print into your closet. Since polka dots are one of the many hot looks for fall this year, that’s a good place to start. Here are a few ways to do the polka (dot) just right! The Golden Rule This skirt is one of our favorite consignment store finds, ever. With a gold detailed zipper it pairs perfectly with this polka dot shirt. Take a hint from the zipper detail and pile on the gold accessories. A slightly detailed and sky high pump completes the look. Skirt by Express, $12; Top by Notations, $5; Pumps by Jessica Simpson, $20; Necklace, $5; Bracelet, $4. Pretty in Polka Dots This grey-toned dress caught our eye right away. It’s cute, it’s sweet and it’s covered in polka dots. Throw on a cropped, black jacket to make this look work appropriate and add flats to make-up for the short hem line. Don’t forget a touch of color, which we added with this bracelet. Dress by The Limited, $12; Jacket by Flounce, $10; Black flats by Fioni, $8; Bracelet, $6. Polka on Print While mixing prints isn’t always a win, sometimes it’s just what your same-old, same-old outfit needs. Try adding on a polka dot scarf to a printed T-shirt and jean combo you may be tired of. Throw on a crisp, white blazer and a kitten heel to complete the look. Jeans by Ann Taylor, $14; Top by Banana Republic, $8; Jacket by Studio Works, $15; Heels by Franco Sarto, $12; Scarf, $4. Special thanks to 2nd Time Around, 4737 Marsh Road #D, Okemos, MI, 48864; (517) 349-2151, who provided all of the clothing for this month’s fashion feature.
Emily Caswell is the Managing Editor of CAWLM. She has a passion for fun, family, friends, shopping sprees, cold drinks and Lansing.