Let’s be serious: Polka dots are downright merry. And, though the festive pattern can read a bit juvenile on accessories like headbands and rain boots, designers have (finally!) bestowed the motif on more grown-up garb like blazers, skinnies, and button-downs. A much-needed update, if you ask us.
Now that the whimsical design is a little less cute-as-a-button and a lot more on-trend, we’re happy to be seeing spots on the regular. And, as with most graphic patterns, they’re best when layered up (think: microdot tights with a cardigan with oversized circles).