Aren’t polka dots fun to wear? They are cute and youthful and look good on everyone! You can wear polka dots any time of year and the print is appropriate for just about any occasion. I love polka dots because I feel like they represent my quirky personality when I wear them. Plus, I think polka dots definitely keep outfits from falling into the “frazzled mom” category.

From casual Fridays at the office to a weekend of running errands, here are some stylish ways to do polka dots that are mom-friendly and so not frumpy!

Double Polka Dotssource: Sydne Style

1. Polka Dot Layers

Fall and Spring are perfect seasons for layering. But instead of just putting on a button down shirt with a sweater on top, try mixing two polka dot pieces together. This will create an eye-catching look that gives your ensemble personality and pizzazz. Keep the rest of your outfit simple by doing a solid neutral on bottom, and keep your accessories to a minimum.

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Polka Dots & Pearlssource: A Spoonful of Style

2. Polka Dots & Pearls

A polka dot top is usually a great focal point on its own. But if you want to dress up your outfit, pearls will add a dose of elegance. Easily take your look from casual weekend to Sunday brunch by tossing on a chunky pearl necklace. Tone down your look with a pair of fitted jeans, and take it up a notch with a pair of heels.

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Polka Dot Blazersource: Outfitted411

3. Polka Dot Blazer

All you need to make an outfit more work appropriate is a blazer. Seriously. Just throw it over your top and you’ll transition your look into a corporate ensemble. Blazers can also be classy to wear as non-business attire. A polka dot one, for example, is fun and can completely change the vibe your outfit sends. Add a pair of metallic pumps and wowza- talk about hot mama!

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Polka Dot Dresssource: A Lacey Perspective

4. Polka Dot Dress

For a weekend look that is comfy and casual, a polka dot dress is all you need. Create a flattering, feminine waistline with a belt, and complete the look with a pair of ankle boots. Stick to neutral accessories to keep the focus of your outfit on the polka dots. You’ll be ready to run around town in minutes.

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Polka Dot Peplum Topsource: Leather & Lip Gloss

5. Polka Dot Peplum

When you want to draw attention to a certain piece of clothing, it’s a good idea to tone down the rest of your outfit. If you’ve got a polka dot peplum top, keep the rest of your look simple by avoiding additional colors or prints. Peplum is a great cut for women with straight body types because it adds the illusion of fuller hips. Don’t take away from this by making your outfit too busy.

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Polka Dot Tightssource: Jeans & a Teacup

6. Polka Dot Tights

If you like polka dots but you aren’t big on colorful pieces, one way to wear the print is with tights. Adding polka dots to a solid colored dress will add an element of fun without being too bold. This is great for fall, when you need a light layer of warmth that also gives your outfit a style boost.

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Polka Dot Pantssource: Lou What Wear

7. Polka Dot Pants

If you need a way to justify wearing polka dots to work, here it is: polka dot pants. Not vibrant, dramatic ones, but classic work style pants. If your pair them with everyday basics like a solid tee and pumps, you’ll maintain a professional appearance while getting in touch with your playful side. A pop of color with a blazer will liven up your look too.

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Leena Kollar

Leena Kollar

Contributing Writer at Life As Mama
I'm a wife, mother and everything else associated with domestic life. I can often be found hiding from my kids to sneak treats (especially ice cream). I love rainbows and naps, and I find any excuse to go to Target. When I actually make it out of the house in real clothes, I document my outfits on my fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. My love for fashion also inspired me to start my own comprehensive style website, The Style Spectrum.
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