Dots are hot

Polka-dot prints have popped back into the spotlight this fall. (From left) Yoana Baraschi silk,...
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Story by Holley Simmons
(The Washington Post)
Thu, Sep 27, 2012
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Blame it on Minnie Mouse’s speckled skirt or Comme des Garcons’ consistently dot-heavy collections, but circle prints have popped back into the, er, spotlight this fall.

“They’re chic,” says stylist Lauren Rothman of Styleauteur.com. “They’re understated but still serve as a pop with basics.” Wear the pattern head-to-toe for a dizzying effect, at the end of your arm by way of a clutch or on your feet via flats or pumps. Whatever your choice, you’ll look spot-on.

Dress: Yoana Baraschi silk, retro-inspired asymmetrical hemline dress with bow detail ($330, from the Proper Topper boutique in Washington; 202-842-3055).

Sweater: Alice and Olivia sequin-accented, long-sleeved sweater, white with big black dots ($297, at www.aliceandolivia.com).

Shoes: Kate Spade kitten heels ($298, Simply Soles stores or Simplysoles.com).

Handbag: Invitation clutch in dot, shown without removable chain strap ($158, JCrew.com).

Scarf: Chan Luu cashmere- and modal-blend scarf ($149, at www.chanluu.com).

Tablet Case: Plenty by Tracy Reese iPad case ($68, Anthropologie.com).

Notecards: Red and white blank note cards with envelopes ($10 for 10, from the Paper Source in Washington; 202-298-5545).

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