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Walk confidently out the door in my favourite print of the season! It requires little to no styling and it is because of this that season after season the polka dot print is a wardrobe hero.

It might not quite be the end of winter but already several polka dot pieces from spring collections are becoming cult purchases. Whether it be a top-to-toe polka dot ensemble or just a cute blouse, there’s no denying the print is back in the spotlight. It is the most sophisticated print and the thing that will add interest to your more polished looks.

How bold you go is up to you: dark spots on a dark background are a sleek choice for cooler months, white dots against black are a tried-and-tested classic, while black on white will always make a dramatic impact. This is where you start:

Trending Tops

Top pick: Heritage Blouse $119.95, Sheike

Pair with: Inaya Crossbody Bag $99.95, Nine West

A dreamy polka-dot blouse is one of those pieces you can throw on whilst also looking like you’ve made a huge effort. It is an essential piece that can be worn in a casual or dressy manner with numerous options on the bottom.

The Spring Skirt

Top pick: Lala Pleated Skirt $149,95, Sheike

Pair with: Gallery Rib Knit Top $89.95, Sheike and Messerole Boot $239.95, Nine West

A midi skirt layered with a blouse is basically your everyday uniform for the foreseeable future across many seasons. A pleated midi skirt will elevate your wardrobe from day to night when paired with different blouse options, focus on your waist when looking for a silhouette.

A Classic Cut Pant

Top pick: Mia Spot Pant $129.95, Sheike

Pair with: Reece Sneaker $119.95, Nine West

Transition your wardrobe into spring with a playful polka dot pant that works just as well with booties as it does with a pair of sneakers. These pants make for a sleek, elevated look whether it be with a lightweight knit, t-shirt or feminine blouse.

Full Circle Bag

Top pick: Full Moon Bag $69.95, Sheike

This shape has already reached cult status, naturally it is on every fashion week image I double tap or save. Taking the dot in polka dot out of its usual form and making it into larger than life accessories will add that touch of detail you’ve been looking for.

The best part of this print is the ability to clash, it makes everything look way more expensive! Shake off the stereotypes because this trend has done a full fashion revival and get in on the polka dot craze with these pieces!

Christie Sutherland has quickly become renowned as one of Queensland’s fashion authorities. Hailing from South Africa, Christie started her career at Bauer Magazines and her eye for detail and hard work quickly saw her ascend to becoming the youngest ever Editor of Style Magazines. Presiding over innumerable photo shoots with international brands, photographers and models has lead Christie into an exciting new phase of her career a freelance professional, becoming fashion ambassador for Treasury Brisbane through to styling Ralph Lauren’s national season launches to name a few. Always the consummate professional Christie is at home hosting events, styling shoots and producing cutting edge content.

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