Mix, Don't Match: Stripes on Dots

Monday, March 19, 2012

When it comes to stripes vs polka dots, it’s impossible to choose sides. Well, they both are super sassy and fun to wear. Stripes can be a bit more edgy while polka dots are more ladylike. The good part is that this season it's all about mixing patterns, so you don’t have to pick just one. Now it's the time to mix them all up!

The look can be tricky and a bit overwhelming but according to Red Mag if you stay away from accessories and add one structure piece - a blazer, pullover or shirt – it will pull the outfit together and make it look grown up.

Loves, will you try this trend? Which team are you on: stripes, dots or maybe a bit of both? xo

P.S: More adorable stripes and the awesome denim & navy twister!

(Photos via/by Mr. Newton, Garance DoréAtlantic-Pacific, This is Glamorous, Running on Happiness, Jillian Wilson, Beth Adolph)

26 comments:

Justine said...

I love the look! I don't know if I trust my judgement enough, as to whether or not it looked good, to wear stripes and polka dots together...we'll see!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I love seeing Trends on others. They simply do not work for me.
Pretty pictures though;-)

Christianna said...

I love the mix! I just bought a skirt and shirt that pull this off really well!

Helene og Henriette said...

lovely ;)

Dancing Branflake said...

I am a total polka dot person. My husband loves to wear stripes. So maybe our children will be a mix of the two? haha!

amy b.s. said...

i am always a sucker for some dots.

Vintage Market Place said...

I have tried it and it really works when it is planned right.

I do have to say that the first look here looks a bit 4th of july but all the others look amazing!
Amy

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh fantastic, Christianna!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so sweet, Tiffany:) I bet they will love both:) Your comment melts my heart.

E. Charlotte said...

I love stripes and spots!!

Jes said...

i love all the examples you have above. but for some reason, i feel that if i go to try it, it just won't be the same. i'm a stripes girl though.
xx jes

Danie at Pasadya said...

I'm on both teams! That third photo with the polka blouse and black shorts is killing me! Just gorgeous.

Patricia Villamil said...

this is a trend I can get on board with. I love the last two images!

Sara said...

Some of those outfits are really sweet, particularly the mustard combo (last one), the red & pink striped jacket with the polka dot and flower shirt and the chic blue trench with beige stripes/polka dress.
Fashion should be fun, and those out fits hit the mark.

Liesl said...

That first red, white & blue look is so lovely, fun and festive! Great tips! :)

Melissa Blake said...

LOVE this!! :)

hope you're doing well, diana! xoxo

tiny dancer said...

So so so many cute combinations - excuse me while I OD on pinning these pics ;)

Tasia

Diana Mieczan said...

Patricia, how fun are those polka dots pants? I LOVE them:)

Diana Mieczan said...

Sara, totally spot on - "Fashion should be fun, and those outfits hit the mark."

Tribute to the Tribe said...

I love the dress with the american flag and I'm not even american ♥
www.tributetothetribe.com
xoxo from Paris

SJ said...

i love this combo, you can't really go wrong with stripes and polka dots :)

little t said...

I totally agree- love this!

Eliza Jane said...

Sigh. I love these photos. Especially the last one! x

Sal {Daniel and I} said...

This is a great post - love these looks!

Sal x

TheChambrayCountess said...

I have more stripes in my wardrobe, but I love both! You can definitely mix them as long as there is a common element (general size, colors,whathaveyou) so I say go for both! :)

Inés said...

I´m a bit on both teams...lately I add more dots, so my wardrove is now on balance...Looking at those gorgeous pictures I think is time to try some mixing...
Big hugs,Diana!
Inés

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