There are subtle polka dots, and then there are not so subtle, as in this Equipment silk shirt I found last year at Revolve in Belmont Center….it is a playful/happy pattern that does wonders for breaking up the seriousness of all black…….business casual with personality, less formal and more interesting than a solid shirt….I added the floppy bow, and a layer of silver necklaces, one of which is an 8 ball on a chain (fun conversation piece)….Add a blazer with leather sleeves (Theory) and I am ready for business, but not boring! The most important details here in looking fab and not frumpy are found below knee level: a straight leg pant (not skin tight) that hits just at the top of the ankle bone, worn with a three inch slim heel with a tapered toe (these in microfiber by Charles David)….a complete flat, a round toe, a chunky heel – these will take you from sassy to schlumpy…..unless you have the legs of Gisele, a higher heel will be more flattering and feminine.
For serious business attire large polka dots are best worn selectively; as an accent piece (scarf, socks) or under a jacket, but not head to toe dots…… After hours, go for it!…… Here is another time when I wore this same blouse with a leather skirt, out to dinner with friends….when you put on polka dots, you can’t help but feel cheerful, seems to be an automatic mood booster, without any side effects! 😉
When did you last wear polka dots?