Going Dotty

Mango Cowboy Boots (Half price in the sale) | Gucci Dionysus | Ray Ban Sunglasses | Zara Blouse Only £19.99 New & in store but not online! | Black Denim Shorts (On sale!) | Necklaces Freedom at Topshop |  Joumanna Ring 

One of the trends you will all see, or no doubt have already seen pouring into the shops recently is everything and anything spotty. Especially if you shop in Zara, you’ll see they have even dedicated a trend page to Dots & Spots.

If you’re anything like me you may already have planned your AW16 wardrobe, but if your a little slower, this is the perfect time to start looking out for next seasons trends and picking key pieces. This can be tricky though, as you begin to get excited about the new pieces and get lost with what to wear now.

Well, as we still (hopefully) have a few months left of summer, I’m looking at how to incorporate this trend into your summer wardrobe. It just means you can buy now, wear now, but still have great pieces for your AW wardrobe when the time comes around.

Top Tips

  1. Go Sheer. Like I’ve done above, it’s not too heavy or dark with a strong pattern, and easy to wear in the warmer summer days. 
  2. For dresses, try off the shoulder. If you have a spotty pattern with long sleeves and its black and white, it could be too wintery. The off the shoulder helps to make it lighter and more airy. Zara have a few beautiful pieces on their trend page.
  3. Accessories only. If you keep the spot trend to the accessories and wear with a fresh white look, it will be perfect for a summer night. 
  4. Blouses – the number one favourite of this trend. For summer keep it white with dark spots and button it down low enough, adding a lace bra and some nice jewellery underneath. 
  5. Try a spotty tea dress, again with a low cut and wrap around detail. The tea dress is ultimately a summer time piece so it will make a heavier print look instantly summery. (I’ve linked some favourites below) 

Let me know if you have any other ideas of how to incorporate spots into your current wardrobe. 

Enjoy your Sunday & wishing you all a wonderful new week! 

All Images – Chris Allan. 


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