Polka dots are a forever trend. Of course, in some instances, they can come off as gaudy or childish, but really they get a bad rap. Find the right look and they’ll serve you well. Whether you’re the Zooey Deschanel type or you have a less cutesy type of style, polka dots can work for you, and these outfits are proof. Check out these 10 outfits with polka dots to see what you might want to try out this summer/fall season.
1. Polka Dot Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are so in right now, and if you’re the kind of girl who can rock one, then this red and white polka dot jumpsuit is for you. The dots are small, cute, and simple. The jumpsuit is flowing so you’re not suffering in the heat. And you will be all style.
2. Polka Dot Mini Dress
This is a perfect example of how you can take polka dots in a totally unexpected direction. Pair a hot mini dress with a light wash jean jacket, a choker, and some dark lipstick, and your vibe is far from cutesy.
3. Long Polka Dot Skirt
This is more of the classic outfits with polka dots look–a longer flowing skirt with a bow or some ruffles–but it’s totally still a great summer fit. It’s the kind of skirt you can pair with some dark red lipstick and cat eye eyeliner to be a totally retro queen. Or you can just go with a simple tank like this one for a cute and easy style. (Also peep those shoes. Love them.)
4. Polka Dot Tie Top
This look screams that summer bo-ho beach life. You might as well put on some roller blades and head to Santa Monica in that tie-up red and white polka dot top. Honestly, I’m obsessed with it. And the matching light leather of her belt and bag brings the whole look together. This is definitely one of the best outfits with polka dots!
5. Polka Dot Set
Matching sets are the epitome of stylin’ right now. They’re perfect for taking pics with your friends in the city or dressing up for a fancy brunch. This one pairs high wasted shorts with an off the shoulder top for polka dot perfection.
6. Polka Dot Overalls
Yeeeesss, overalls. And clashing polka dots? What a look. Overall shorts are such a fun summer option for being casual, but still simultaneously super cute without too much effort. These polka dot ones give you an extra non-denim option when it comes to the overalls, and those inverted colors underneath give the look extra style.
7. Polka Dot Sheer Top
This sheer top is perfect if you want a non-traditional polka dot look. The dots are the same color, so they don’t take much away from the simple class of this white, tie-up shirt. It’s a look will keep you super cute and cool this summer, no doubt.
8. Subtle Polka Dot Blouse
Here’s another simple look choice. The polka dots here are smaller and more random. They allow the simplicity of a plain-white button down blouse to still shine through, but with something extra. You can’t go wrong this summer tucking a button-down blouse like this one into your favorite pair of jeans and matching them both with your favorite pair of shoes, or even heels, if you want to dress things up.
9. Polka Dot Mini Skirt
A patterned mini skirt brings extra fun to any simple look, and a polka dot mini skirt can be your best friend this summer. Any time you grow tired of your white shirt and jean shorts combo, or you just want to change things up, you can throw those polka dots into the mix, and suddenly it’s a whole new look.
10. Mixed Dots and a Hair Wrap
Honestly, this outfit leaves me dead because I’m so freaking jealous of it. But the awesome part is that it’s super easy to pull together. All you need is a button up skirt and a slouchy polka dot blouse–totally simple pieces to find. What really completes this look is that hair wrap in a slightly clashing polka dot fabric.
No matter what you’ve thought about incorporating polka dots into your wardrobe in the past, these photos make it clear that there’s a dotted look out there for every kind of style. Model your summer outfits after cool looks like these, or take a risk on some polka dot pieces and incorporate them into your own original style. Whatever you choose, just go ahead and rock a lot of outfits with polka dots!