When you think of fashion that’s classic, chic and sophisticated the last thing you probably think about are polka dots, but for 2013 this spotted trend has the potential to be all of these things and much more.  The last time you wore polka dots you were probably in primary school but we at Chictrends think it’s time to give the dots another try. This quirky print is fresh, feminine and a favorite of designers like Marc Jacobs. The best part about this print  is that it can instantly perk you up with its youthful edgy and playful vibe.

For an office appropriate look that features polka dots we suggest rocking a trendy dirndl skirt in a monochromatic polka dot print. Pair the skirt with simple pumps and a fitted button down and you’ll be looking youthful and powerful while at the office. For a sexier take on the polka dot trend, mix sheer materials into the mix, for example find a dress with a sheer polka dot overlay. Baring a little skin will help tone down the perky girly polka dots and play up the grown up sultry vibe.

Try The Trend Tips

Some of you may still be in disbelief that polka dots have become chic, but take our word for it and try out an ensemble that features this speckled print.

Remember that polka dots can look overwhelming, so be sure that you are wearing them and they do not wear you. Polka dot dresses are fine but be careful with head to toe polka dot looks. Sometimes they look great and other times they look disastrous.  Our recommendation is to stick with one spotted piece at a time if you are new to wearing this print.

Polka dot accessories are just as popular as polka dot clothing so look for purses,  shoes, headbands or even earnings that include the polka dot print.