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Trend Alert: Polka Dot

If you're seeing spots everywhere, you're not imagining things. Polka dots are suddenly the hottest thing since jalapenos and much easier to appreciate. So how will you adopt this trend? Check out our favorite ideas...

Nails

dot manicureDotted nails are cute and playful!Courtesy of Bieber Gaul

Spotted on fingers and toes everywhere, polka-dotted nails are so cute and easy to do.

Accessories

Polka dot scarf from forever21Turn a plain outfit into a fashion statement with a polka dot scarfCourtesy of Forever21

What dresses up an ordinary outfit in a snap? The answer is as clear as black and white... a polka dotted scarf like this one from Forever 21. For $8.80, it's the easiest way we can think of to turn a t-shirt and jeans into a fashion statement!

Shoes

Superga sneakersDot your tootsies with these cute Superga sneakersCourtesy of JCrew

Polka dots on your toes are like the dot on your fashion exclamation point. Put another way, polka dotted sneakers make just about any outfit cute! Superga sneakers are hot (and comfortable) but at $80 from JCrew, they may set you back more than your average teen budget. Luckily you have other options...Madewell sells them for about $65 and Toms features polka dot shoes for under $50 and Converse go for under $40.

Jeans

Pac Sun skinny jeansPac Sun skinny jeans with dotsCourtesy of Pac Sun
 

Colored skinny jeans are big. Add spots and you have a fashion explosion. These jeans from PacSun go for under $50. Piperlime, Old Navy and Madewell have them, too in various price ranges.  

Tips for Wearing Polka Dots

When you love a trend, wear it! But don't go overboard. Too much of a good thing is still too much. Wearing a polka dot scarf? Then keep the polka dot jeans at home! Wearing a polka dot shirt? Top it with a denim jacket and definitely don't wear it with any other print. A few dots speak volumes, so one dotted item at a time is loud enough for most people!

Have Your Say

How do you sport the dots? Share your ideas in the comments below!

 

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Onedirectionluver380
I like the nails
commented: Fri Aug 16, 2013

Zanzi

Zanzi wrote:

Don't like the shoes:(
commented: Sun Jun 30, 2013

PrinzezzJanz

PrinzezzJanz wrote:

Nails!:)
commented: Fri Jun 28, 2013

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Awesomeme234
Awesomeme234 posted in Style:
I think you should be you wether or not your tomboy or girlie your being you. You have your own style and don't let nobody change that because THEY don't like it it only matters if YOU like it
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MissD
MissD posted in Style:
This is such an interesting question.. I'll tell you why I think so. I am BOTH the biggest tomboy ever and the girliest girl. I think being either or BOTH is more in YOUR mind than in anything else - it's an internal feeling. Femininity is so personal. I always, always, always have my nails done. BUT they are Gel so they never chip and when I am climbing up mountains or pulling on my wetsuit to things that I find typically damaging to your nails - they stay perfect. So I am doing these rather "tomboyish" activities but my nails are awesome :P I wear a lot of dresses but that doesn't deter me from any activity, the key is shorts underneath. I don't wear make up, not usually but I do love lip gloss. One think I guess I think is important though, feel it. Remind yourself how awesome and unique you are, no matter what you wear - hold your head high and remind yourself you are a QUEEN. Not a princess, lame. BUT a queen! Good Luck, and I love all the practical tips everyone provided. Great job you guys! 
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Moxie_Girls
Moxie_Girls posted in Style:
Is it a movie?
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blakbutterfly
blakbutterfly posted in Style:
I'll say some stuff that 'girly-girls' do, and the stuff in the brackets would be things added by my best friend. Who is also very annoyingly sarcastic! -.- Paint your toes (get obsessed to them too, all of these girls are!), wear cute little dresses (don't mean huge ballgown style dresses, duh?) , or just fun-cute tops with jeans, maintain your nails (perfectly), take a lot of care about your skin, maintain it, cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate, and start doing make up. (Also, I would suggest to learn how to do a good hair flip, for some reason girly girls are like 'ERMAIGAWD' *flip hair*) Yes, my best friend is annoying but she's girly enough to be able to have a say in here. Here's a bit of advice from me, don't try to change your style because of what people might think or say, do it if you want to and if you feel comfortable with it. You are more than perfect the way you are, whether a tomboy or a girly-girl and it doesn't really matter what you are.
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Kirsteeeeen
Kirsteeeeen posted in Style:
Personally I think you should just find things you like and wear them without worrying about what style it fits in to. You should express yourself, not conform to other people's views/standards. :)
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