Do the polka
Whether you go high fashion or cheap and cheerful, there’s a polka-dot style for everyone and every occasion. Rebecca Tay presents five for right now.
If you’re not 100 per cent sure about polka-dot prints, try a dotty motif, such as Swiss dot, instead. This blue dress (which also comes in beige and black) is the ultimate wear-everywhere, everyday style for work, weekend and beyond.
Oak + Fort, oakandfort.ca | $88
BOLD & BRIGHT
There’s nothing like a sunshine-hued top to stand out from the crowd and bring some happiness to your day (and everyone else’s, too). Team this one with cigarette pants or a pleated skirt — basically any simple, streamlined silhouette that lets your top do the talking.
Zara, zara.com | $45.90
Finding a new wallet can be a tricky task: there’s practicality to consider (how many compartments? Do you need a coin pocket?), and then there’s fashion to think about. Enter Comme des Garçons — its wallets fulfil all of the above and then some. Go for this continental style if you need lots of card slots, or opt for the smaller version if handbag space is a perennial issue.
SSENSE, ssense.com | $485
What’s classic and covetable — and covered in dots? This pair of Valentino Rockstud pumps, updated in black and white polka dot-printed leather. Designed for true high fashion aficionados, these are shoes that will turn heads everywhere you go.
Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com | $1,130
Every off-duty wardrobe needs a pair of chinos: a pair to throw on and go, yet isn’t so sloppy you’re afraid to run into someone you know at the grocery store. Enter this boyfriend style, which looks great with loafers, sneakers and ankle boots alike. J.Crew, jcrew.com | $104.50