I had a look in Topshop earlier today and was pleased to see that their current collection features a lot of polka dots. My favourite piece was this jacket, which will look great teamed with an on-trend oversized clutch and tailored blue jeans or charcoal tapered trousers.
With these lovely cream retro polka dot bow shorts, it would have been easy to create a cute pinup look with just a black or red top. Today, I chose to team it with a slightly unexpected colour – a light purple. The top is silk and its ruffles add a soft, feminine touch. I then added a pair of adorable vintage-inspired peacock earrings, a soft, slouchy black bag, and a pair of retro-inspired pumps, in pink for a splash of colour.
Please excuse the terrible pun, but I couldn’t help myself after all the ooh-ing and aah-ing sounds I made looking at Miss Selfridges’ excellent range of shorts. There’s a little bit of everything from denim hotpants to retro high-waisted shorts in a wide range of colours and prints – animal, polka dots, flowers, stripes. And lots and lots of bows! So whether you want to rock a retro pin-up look or tap into nautical, utility or rock chick trends, I’d recommend you take a look at the following little numbers.
What do I love? That’s right, polka dots! And as much as I hate jumpsuits, I really like wearing playsuits in summer—I find them really cute and so easy to wear. With its great wrap over neckline and bow to the side, this polka dot silk playsuit by Oasis is just ridiculously adorable. £55.
How ridiculously cute is this frilly polka dot umbrella? By now I think I’ve made it pretty clear how much I love polka dots, so I think it’s obvious why this piece caught my attention! I also really like the frilly, contrasting hem and the retro shape. Its neutral colour scheme should also ensure that it goes with most of your clothes. From Topshop, £15.