Thursday, December 1, 2011

Taking a Note from Marc Jacobs Fall 2011: Getting Spotty

When I first saw Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 runway show I wasn't sure how to felt about all his polka dots on polka dots. Was he a mad genius or was it spotted madness? Well the more I thought about it and inspected the collection the more I thought he was a mad genius.


I decided to pull this trend off myself -- even though playing with different patterns or even matching patterns on myself isn't my favorite but sometimes you can't help but try a trend to see if it sticks. Come on, fashion is all about having fun!

To pull this trend off I decided to pair up two different sized polka-dots. There is something about mixing two different sizes of the same pattern that seems less frighting to me, maybe it's the contrast that I like and not being to matchy matchy. So if you're like me and afraid (or usually don't like playing with patterns) try playing with contrasting sizes. I went with a bigger sized dots with the top and smaller sized dots for the bottom. Everything else was a solid color -- matching greyish shoes for the top and dark tights.



 Shirt: Blue Bird from Ideeli
Skirt: Forever21
Shoes: Zara
Tights: Zara
Necklace: Forever21

Stick with small accessories. This Forever21 necklace adds just the right amount of sparkle to the outfit. You don't want to overload the look with big accessories or a lot of accessories since matching prints can sometimes be overwhelming.

I must say this is one of my new favorite outfits. It's playful and fun yet chic and still work appropriate. I also love that this trend can work with all ages a longer pencil skirt with a fitted top works for a sophisticated lady while a mini and a loose top is young and flirty.

What do you think about the polka dot on polka dot look?

7 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous here. Love the christmas tree in the background too.
    Great post xx

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  2. Different sized polka dots - what a good idea! Love your rendition.
    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  3. WHat a lovely lovely style. I like the mixing of polka-dots, didn't know it's a great holiday look as well ♥ ♥VISIT HIM AND HER PROJECT♥

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  4. The different sized polka dots look fab on you! (And I must say, your tree looks lovely!)

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  5. Love this outfit! I'm loving polka dots :)

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  6. thanks for the awesome comment! Definitely love your style! I'll be following on GFC ;]

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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