Dotty about polka dots!
We're going dotty over the return of an old favourite print - welcome back, polka dot!
Enough of leopard print and let’s embrace polka dots for 2020.
The humble spot, popularised by style icon Minnie Mouse, is absolutely everywhere this coming season. I like how it adds low-key interest to your look without being too shouty.
Warehouse have lots of pleasing options, including this blue and black spotty top (£36) and this chic monochrome midi dress (£59). Or you could treat yourself to the red and white jumper (£75) from & Other Stories, below, for Valentine’s Day (look closely and one of the spots is actually a heart). Also at & Other Stories, I sniffed out this elegant cream blouse with spots (£95). I’d pair it with smart trousers or a leather skirt for work and then jeans at the weekend.
Summer wedding upcoming? You’ll be the best dressed guest in this dreamy blue and black wrap dress, below, (£175) by Essential Antwerp aka the fashion editor’s under-the-radar label of choice.
Why stop at clothes? Polka dot nail art is so easy even a beauty div like me can do it – check out this excellent Superdrug tutorial. And we can’t talk about polka dots without mentioning Yayoi Kusama, the 90-year-old Japanese avant-garde artist and undisputed polka dot queen. (Have you ever seen one of her shows? They are totally nuts, in a good way.) Yours for £200 is a Kusama pumpkin sculpture from the Tate shop – at last, I’ve been looking for one of those for ages! Or you can settle for a pair of her tea towels (£45) to make drying up that frying pan slightly more on-trend.