Style focus – spots before the eyes.

If there is one print I am more than a little partial to, it is spots and dots. It is a print that has long been a favourite of fashionista’s, from Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, Princess Diana in the 1980s right up to the present with the Duchess of Cambridge, Taylor Swift, and birthday girl Kate Moss, who wears it with her usual finesse and style.

Why do I like dots and spots? I think it is because as a print it ticks so many boxes. You can wear giant polka dots for a fun, retro look. Tiny, spotted styles can be more sophisticated, especially on a pencil skirt or fitted dress. Colour makes a difference too. White with black spots looks fresh and cute in summer, but black with white spots is perfectly acceptable for Winter wear. Orange and brown spots just scream 70s retro wallpaper. (Actually, best avoid that one…).

And Spots can also indicate your favourite decade. Polka dots on a full skirt and you’re in  1950s Grease territory. Add those same polka dots to a shift dress and the swinging sixties are back with a bang. Spots have been a trend at some point during every one of the last six decades, and they are back once again this Winter.

Polka Dot fans

Taylor Swift performs at JFK Airport, New York City

Taylor Swift

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The Duchess of Cambridge

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Love this dress from SJP

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A soft vintage summer look from Marilyn.

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1980s dots from Diana, Princess of Wales

Kate Moss – Queen of spotted prints

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Glamorous dots on a sheer background.

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Perfect Summer dots.

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This red and white dress is now iconic.

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Semi sheer and glam with hubby Jamie Hince

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Dots are also great on accessories if you don’t fancy the full look.

Dots on the High Street at the moment

Phase Eight

Philly Spot Top £45.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Philly Spot Top
£45.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Scarlett Spot Tunic £55.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Scarlett Spot Tunic
£55.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Liv Spot Dress £79.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Liv Spot Dress
£79.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Dorothy Perkins

Camel and black spot dress     Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Camel and black spot dress
Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Forest spot print top     Price: £9.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Forest spot print top
Price: £9.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black+white dot lace dress     Price: £54.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black+white dot lace dress
Price: £54.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream dot knit cardigan     Was £35.00     Now £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cream dot knit cardigan
Was £35.00
Now £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Evans

Evans Black And White Spot Print Low Heel     Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Evans Black And White Spot Print Low Heel
Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

ASOS

Herschel Novel Polka Dot Holdall £85.00 Click to visit ASOS

Herschel Novel Polka Dot Holdall
£85.00 Click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Oversize Shirt in Polka Dot £24.00 click to visit ASOS

Glamorous Oversize Shirt in Polka Dot
£24.00 click to visit ASOS

House of Holland Mid Rise Jeans in Polka Dot Spot £140.00 NOW £84.00 Click to visit Asos

House of Holland Mid Rise Jeans in Polka Dot Spot
£140.00 NOW £84.00 Click to visit Asos

Monki Polka Dot Jumper £30.00 Click to visit ASOS

Monki Polka Dot Jumper
£30.00 Click to visit ASOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boohoo.com – New trends and Monday Hotpicks

Boohoo is embracing the new season with a fabulous array of new trends. From stripes to spots, with a little bit of ultra cool denim thrown in, the new season is about exploring new trends and ideas. And for those who think that Boohoo is a little bit young for them, think again. Pencil skirts, wide legged Palazzo pants and slim legged trousers all make up part of the trend report, along with the usual array of skater skirts and flirty dresses.

Here are five pieces for Monday that will not only look fabulous in spring, but will be useful during the seasonal transition period between Winter and Spring. My favourite is that dotted pencil skirt – channeling Minnie Mouse is so this season!

Leanne 7/8th Slim Leg Polka Dot Trousers With Belt £22 click to visit Boohoo

Amy Tie Front Shirt with Pearl Collar £20.00 click to visit Boohoo

Veronica Monochrome Striped Leg Trousers £20 click to visit Boohoo

Minnie Polka Dot Printed Pencil Skirt with Belt £12 click to visit Boohoo

Wendy Dogtooth Open Back Detail Bodycon Dress £25 click to visit Boohoo

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