How I style polka dots in the summer

 

This summer I just started wearing polka dots. I've always been avoiding them because I thought they were "childish" and too "girly", which now I still think so. BUT, if you style them right they can come out fun and sexy. 

An outfit I wore to SF earlier this summer - simple polka dot dress. I threw on a stipe shirt to keep me warm in the windy weather. Stripes surprisingly didn't clash with the polka dots but added more dynamics to the whole outfit. 

-Similar outfit-

1. H&M V-neck dress

2. Urban Outfitters poplin dress

3. Urban Outfitters front-tie cut-out romper (so cute)

4. Relisation The Alexandra - navy star (always wanted this one)

 

While I was in Beijing, I wore this outfit to hang out with my cousin at 798 art district. Wearing something like this in China definitely got a lot of staring, of course. But I grew used to it this time I visited. My cousin took these pictures for me and I gotta say that she's got skills for capturing candid moments. 

I styled a polka dot tie-front shirt with a simple over-sized white shorts. And I went all French girl style with a pair of H&M braided sling-backs. I have SO SO much love for these shoes. They are super adorable, affordable and comfortable. They also come in black. They immediately give you a vacay look and go well with all kinds of dresses and bottoms. 

 

Outfit Details

Top: Realisation The Bianca top - navy star   (similar and cheaper alternative here)

Shorts: Urban Outfitters *sold out* (similar one here)

Shoes: H&M braided sling-back

Bag: Mango *sold out* (similar designer one here)

Sunglasses: Style Addict

 
 
 

July mood

 
              H&M  sunglasses ,  shoes , and  bikini  | Bagatiba  gold hoops  | Paloma Wool  linen dress  

              H&M sunglasses, shoes, and bikini | Bagatiba gold hoops | Paloma Wool linen dress 

H&M has been one of my favorite brands to shop at and draw inspiration from. With extremely affordable prices you can get anything from timeless basics to designer-inspired pieces. This oversized pair of sunglasses remind me of Celine. While in China, I recently purchased these sling-back shoes (in white) and this classic black bandeau and high-waisted bikini. I'll be packing them for my trip to Hangzhou next week. White dress is always a summer go-to outfit. This one by Paloma Wool is super cute. Oh, and those hand-drawn snakes in the background are actually print design on one of Paloma Wool's dress (link here). I thought they were super adorable.