So a while back I wrote a blog about stripes. My friend Sarah then suggested to me that I should write about polka dots. To tell you the truth, I was a little dubious at first because to me, polka dots, spots (whatever you want to call them) are just so 80s. I am still struggling with designers reinventions of the 80s – especially if we wore it the first time around, (did I really just admit that?).
Of course the ironic thing is that spots have now popped up everywhere on the fashion scene and are currently quite the trend with designers like Dolce & Gabanna, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel sending them down their spring/summer runways.
Polka dots have always represented a sense of fun and frivolity to me, and not something to be worn if you want to be taken seriously. The good news is that designers are taking spots in a different direction, mixing them with colours not seen before and the result is they are more than sophisticated, and very grown-up indeed. Hooray!
Be wise about your choice of spots. Don’t over-do it, subtlety is key. And if you’re feeling less than daring, why not start out with a scarf or hosiery?