Dots Done Right: How to Wear Polka Dots this Summer
See how you can incorporate this summer's polka dot trend into your wardrobe!

The classic polka dot pattern is back in a big way. The pattern, made famous by Minnie Mouse and itsy-bitsy bikinis, is showing up on everything from hats and dresses, to underwear and umbrellas. Which means, for those of you who are pattern-shy, there is an easy way for you to incorporate them into your wardrobe too! No need to mix patterns if you don’t feel like it; these hot spots look great on their own.

Check out our top picks and learn how to get spotted this season! 









Hot Dot silk shorts

Simple shorts are a perfect way to incorporate polka dots into your summer wardrobe. Pair these black and white, silk shorts with a classic white button down and some strappy sandals in a bright color for an effortlessly chic look that can take you from day to night.

Net-a-porter $230

Amalia Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses 

What we love about these Kate Spade shades is that from the front, they appear to be simple, black, cat-eye sunglasses. Turn your head and there is polka-dot embellishment on the arms, making a flirty fashion statement.

Bloomingdales $128

Asymmetric Polka Dot Chiffon Skirt

We’ve seen lots of flowy skirts that flaunt a shorter hem in the front, but not many that have it reversed. Nasty Gal does it right with this brown and cream polka dot chiffon skirt. It features an asymmetric hem that hangs lower in the front-rather than in the back- making it a fashionable and original find for summer date nights.

Nasty Gal $48

Polka Dot Stiletto Crops 

These adorable cropped jeans are your go to for summer evenings while on vacation with friends or family. Not only are they totally adorable, but they are also lightweight and comfortable enough to wear all summer long.  Pair them with a light, eyelet blouse and tan leather flats to look chic and sweet.

Anthropologie $218.

Sunday Rubber Flip Flops

As we all know, flip-flops are a summer staple. And as much as we would like to believe we’re going to wear those 6-inch wedges every day, the truth is, in the summer we live in our flips! That being said, they can still be as trendy and fun as our summer heels. Grab these dotted Splendid flip-flops in navy, coral, highlighter yellow, or all three for comfort and cuteness combined!

Shopbop $39

Polka Dot Swimsuit

How could we do an article on polka dots without including a bathing suit? Taking a break from the teeny-weeny bikinis, and giving a nod to Americana, which is always on trend, our pick is this red and white dotted one-piece. This timeless shape flatters your curves and the retro cut is all the rage!

Barneys $370