#OOTD – Mixing Throwback Prints: Polka Dots and Leopard Print

14th July

Polka dot - leopard print #OOTD

Have you noticed that retro prints are big right now? Those include that ubiquitous gingham and vintage florals. This fun summer look combines two that can so easily be styled together: polka dots and leopard print.

Polka dots and leopard print

Just add a pair of oversized or cat-eye sunglasses, and the look with retro hints is soooo easy! It’s really the simplest way I can think of to mix prints, a trend which had me scratching my head at first. (It seemed complicated.)

Close up of polka dot dress

I have to confess that I’ve been playing this summer look on “repeat” quite a bit. Hey, when you have a winning formula, why not enjoy it more often? And there’s nothing easier to slip on for a trip to the farmer’s market, shopping, or catching a movie.

Since I am a new convert to the color yellow as you might recall from THIS POST, I took the opportunity to accessorize with a necklace from the Lost City in China. Mark brought it me back for me from a business trip. The pendant is enamel, and it hangs on a smooth black string. I find it beautiful in its simplicity.

Chinese necklace

The look is ultra casual, but it has instant style. It’s a look that goes so well with the casual Santa Cruz vibe where I am spending a lot more time now (in our second home). People here are so easy-going and laid back as you may recall from my very LAST POST.

That’s why I love having this outfit with a fun play on prints but which is ultra comfy and casual. The heels on these shoes, for example, make them perfect for running errands or just lallygagging.

Sweater over polka dot dressClose up of leopard print shoes

I hope you’ve enjoyed this fave summer look of mine for weekends and coastal beach towns.

When this post comes out, I’ll be in Italy. If you comment, I may not respond instantly. But know that I will be checking. I love your input!

Mixing polka dots leopard print

I wore: Max Studio dress / Sam Edelman pumps / Furla bag / Prada sunglasses

xo, janea


28 responses to “#OOTD – Mixing Throwback Prints: Polka Dots and Leopard Print”

  1. Nancy Baten says:

    I always love leopard print shoes!

  2. Yvette Gallardo says:

    You wear it well, What a beautiful ensemble, put together very well!! Love the shoes. I have the same shoes but a heel, no strap and love them. Have the little bolero already, but now I would love that dress!!!

    • Janea says:

      Thanks, Yvette! The dress is sold out, but I am sure you can find a similar one at shopstyle.com. Hope you are having a great weekend! xo

  3. Gemma says:

    You look lovely! I love the print mix and the dress looks beautiful.

    Gemma x

  4. Jeanne says:

    Lovely! Enjoy your stay in Italy!


  5. Tina says:

    You look so chic in this dress! I always love a pop of leopard print too!


  6. Paola Lauretano says:

    Totally obsessed with your leo shoes… you never fail to amaze me babe!
    Lovely dress too!
    Kisses, Paola.

  7. Kara Aragon says:

    Great look. Love the leopard print addition!

    Kara Aragon

  8. Gabrielle says:

    These leopard print heels are so much fun; stylish and seemingly comfortable too! I have recently bought a pair of leopard print stilettos but haven’t yet got around to wearing them – thanks for the push in the right direction! haha 🙂


  9. Gil Zetbase says:

    Awesome look!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

  10. heather noire says:

    Wow your dress is beautiful! I really love those shoes so much. Leopard print is so fun and a classic look 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/07/a-sun-kissed-guide-to-summer-style.html

  11. Jessica says:

    I love the subtle pattern mixing. So beautifully done!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  12. Alyssa says:

    I’m loving the pattern mix, looks chic 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  13. Rachel says:

    Such a lovely look! It really suits you!


  14. Ashley says:

    I totally feel like leopard is a neutral, so I’m down for matching it up with anything! 🙂 Great look, doll!

    Le Stylo Rouge


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