Well it has been a while hasn’t it. There is no excuse other than I have been off, being extremely busy and the latter half of 2017 seems to have came and gone in a flash. As we all do I have made a New Years Resolution to be more proactive and consistent, so here I am, back and ready and very excited for what 2018 will bring.
Over the years our appetites have been fed with many weird and wonderful textures and prints but this winter it is safe to say that it is the unambiguous polka dot that is making a comeback in a very serious way.
Polka dots have been spotted sashaying down the catwalk at Balenciaga and Loewe, lining the rails of our high street favourites such as H&M, Zara and Mango and of course filling our Instagram feed of street style stars who naturally put their own sartorial twist on it.
You can keep this print ultra feminine without paying homage to the 1950’s housewife and keep it refined and simple to prevent the ‘Cruella De Vil’ image when you enter a room. Or to give this classical print the va va voom it deserves consider pairing it with another clashing print such a bold stripe- primary colours will work best with these vivid prints.
I have recently started a new job as a Trainee Solicitor in quite a traditional firm. Having previously worked in a firm which allowed you to dress as you wished my wardrobe had grown significantly, mostly in the way of vivid colours and mad prints. To my horror I found out just before I started that it is an unwritten rule that Solicitors wear largely black, to which my wardrobe equates about 1.5%. I have adapted to this apparent rule slightly better than anticipated, even though I do still insist in wearing a little bit of colour everyday. There is one purchase however, which I made the day before I started which still makes me feel entirely like myself everytime I wear it- it is the classic polka dot blouse.
My favourite way to pair this black and white beauty is with a royal blue, fitted-mid line skirt or with a houndstooth check midi skirt (my take on office attire ladies and gentlemen), but style it with a pair of washed out jeans and sneakers and voilà you are weekend ready!
Now is the best time to stock up on office stables whilst the sales are booming, I have included some of my key finds below: