Originally posted on 24 Hours Vancouver. 

The polka dot is back. No, we’re not going to look like we’re en route to a costume party dressed like a clown or the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. This time we’re seeing it in more subtle ways. And they’re popping up everywhere — socks, shirts, pants and sweaters.

The key to pulling off this season’s go-to print is scale. Try a miniature version with a mostly solid look if you’re ready to dabble or go over-scale to make a big statement. This week, we’re pointing out our favourite polka dots for the season.

1. This gorgeous Boss dress shirt is the perfect way to eliminate some of the plaid we’re seeing season after season. This winter, dress up your formal look by wearing this shirt and a suit or blazer. Or, dress it down with a simple jean jacket or layering piece like a chunky knit sweater.

2. Not ready to dive in headfirst with polka dots? Dip your toe into a great pair of socks. Jack and Jones is having a lot of fun with this trend and we guarantee that you’ll get a compliment when you cross your leg and the polka dots peek out.

3. Go bold or go home! We love this large print dot from Joe Fresh — perfect on a cardigan. You can wear it on its own or layer it to tone down the look.

4. We love pocket squares! A simple and chic way of adding in a bold colour or print to your look. It is subtle and understated.

5. Own the bold tie of the season and incorporate a little extra colour. We love the statement the red tie makes without being too over the top.

The Style Guys Calgary Fashion Blog Hugo Boss Polka Dot Shirt
Boss Cotton Dot Dress Shirt from Harry Rosen, $205
Calgary Fashion Blog, the Style Guys polka dot socks
Jack and Jones Linik Socks, $7
Calgary Fashion Blog The Style Guys, Polka dot cardigan
Joe Fresh Men’s Polks Dot Cardigan, $59
Style Guys Calgary Fashion Blog - Pocket Square
Men’s polks dot pocket square
The Style Guys Fashion Blog YYC Polka Dot Tie
Lauren Green Polka Dot Crest Tie, Hudson’s Bay, $65

 

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