Are polka-dots the new stripes? Stripes aren’t losing any favor, but there is an undeniable craze for polka-dots. I love the girly retro vibe this classic print gives off. I already have quite a lot of polka-dots in my closet that have been collected or thrifted over the years. Of course, that won’t stop me from getting a little shopping in either! Here are some of my favorite polka-dot looks!
{top} State & Lake Polka Dot Bustier Mini Dress $228 @ Shopbop; the dots & stripes telegram clutch $50 @ Madewell; Equipment Earl Retro Dot Blouse $248 @Shopbop; Bandeau one-piece White Polka Dot $59.95 @ Gap; Dot Cutout Dress $58 @ Nasty Gal; ASOS Sleeveless Skater Dress With Belt In Spot Print $39.39;

{middle} Aqua Polka Dot Sateen Skirt $78 @ Bloomingdales; Polka-dot popover $88 @ J.Crew; Spotted Sea Heels $340 @ BHLDN;Dropped Dots Dress $158 @ Anthropologie; OndadeMar Miramar String Bikini Top $100 @ Shopbop; Current/Elliott Polka Dot Stiletto Crops $218 @ Anthropologie; 

{bottom} Sheer Polka Dot Blouse $19.80 @ Forever 21; MARC BY MARC JACOBS Pleated Silk Polka Dot Shorts $228 @ Nordstrom; Big-shot dot circle skirt $128 @ J.Crewthe polka-dot sidewalk skimmer $98 @ Madewell; Spot Colour Block Clutch Bag $40 @TopShop;  Linen dot popover $85 @ J.Crew;

I am even sporting polka-dots on my nails! It doesn’t hurt that it happens to be one of the easiest DIY nail art designs! Polka-dot nails: I created this look using Sally Hansen Salon Effects (from the Avril Lavigne collection) I found at my local Duane Reade:
To create the look the traditional way all you need is your choice of contrasting polish, toothpicks or a dotting tool (I use this one I purchased from Sephora). If you prefer the stickers, Check your local drugstore for the Avril Lavigne Sally Hansen Salon Effects stickers, or try similar polka-dot nail strips:
Sephora currently has: Cute Dots (Pink with white dots) or My Favorite Skirt (Navy with white dots) available. Nail Wraps from Nail Rock has similar styles available @ ASOS & TopShop: White w/ black dots; Red w/ white dots; Black w/ white dots.  If you’re looking for inspiration, I have a lot of different looks I’ve gathered from the interwebs posted on my Beauty Board on Pinterest, so check it out!

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