This Alice in Wonderland inspired ensemble illustrates how a playful pattern such as the polka dot can easily add a kick of whimsy-chic to dreary winter palettes.
The polka dot patterns of the statement tights and round cross-body bag are great examples of how you can put separate polka dot pieces together, as the prints are different yet complimentary. When wearing more than one polka dot piece, avoid taking the matchy-matchy route as this can make your look seem dated and contrived. Artfully combining polka dots of different sizes, colors, and spacing looks much more chic and fashion-forward.
The belted navy trench and angora-collared powder blue sweater tie in with the delicately feminine theme of this look, and black round-toed booties add an innocent touch. The polka dot fun continues with the purple umbrella, a great example of how practical everyday items can also function as a stylish extension of your outfit.
– Reem Buhazza
Photographs by Josie Cooper
Styling and Modeling by Mona Hamid
Writing by Reem Buhazza
1. Raincoat: Poleci, similar here.
2. Vintage Sweater: The Garment District (200 Broadway, Cambridge, MA).
3. Bag: Kate Spade (style: Normandy Park Dot Bag), available here.
4. Tights: Primark, London, UK, similar here.
5. Booties: Franco Sarto, available here.
6. Gloves: Corder London.