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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Hot Fashion Spot


Time for another bean-style drawing (aka. craptastic) of today's topic:



Spots and polka dots are insanely cute when worn correctly, but there is a very fine line between ‘charming, quirky’ and ‘eyesore’.  The problem with spots is that they're tempting to buy when you see them adorning the item on the rack, whether it be a skirt, handbag or sunglasses, but when you take it home and decide to wear it, it's hard to find an outfit that works.

I often decide to build my outfit around one piece that I really want to wear, like a new spotty skirt that I haven't gotten around to wearing yet. I try on outfit after outfit, my floordrobe slowly building up to dangerus levels, when I find a combination that's just right.
There's only one problem.
The item needs to be replaced.
And so I've spent an hour trying to find an outfit to match my skirt, and ended up switching it with another item.

Spots are hard to get right, but I often find that having smaller spots makes an item much easier to match.




This dress is a great example. The frills soften the look, and matched with pastel colours, we get an adorable ensemble, without the risk of looking like a circus escapee. It also demonstrates that a great way to make spots work is to show some skin. This gets rid of the problem of having to match tights or pants with the dress, but we can instead afford to mix up the colour pallet with a cute handbag.

Speaking of tights, this may be unrelated, but they sure are awesome.
Ok, it's semi-related. She's totally wearing a spotty dress. But these '8-bit tights' are really cute. I love how it gives the illusion of wearing a garterbelt, but without the smuttiness. It's also a really good way of impressing your gamer boyfriend. Or gamer girlfriend.
So here's one for the winter time.



I've never really been into hoodies, but I can totally see myself wearing this one. It looks so adorable and warm, you just want to hug it. It's also another great example of how smaller spots are easier to pull off. This would look great with your comfiest jeans and flats, or even at home with your pyjama bottoms (does anybody else do this?).
Spots can be hard to wear, but if you can pull if off right, they're totally worth it. They look adorable and can give any tired old outfit an instant pick-me-up injection of fun and youthfulness. An easy way to include spots in your outfit would be to buy a spotty handbag or headband, or really any little accessory, and hey, that can look just as great.

Feel free to share your experience with spots in the comments section.

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25 comments:

  1. Love the babes ...oh ...the spoots

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  2. nice hoodie :P

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  3. Oh these funky japanese...

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  4. Nice outfits ;)

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  5. Yes, I do love tights and socks..
    I think I will make more posts about them (:

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  6. I really like spots, though I don't own any polkadot clothing... They never really look good on me, but I love love love the sweater in that picture :)

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  7. I'm going to have to share this blog with my girlfriend. She'll love it.

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  8. Why thank you (:
    I think spots can look great on anyone if you give them a chance :P

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  9. Nice! Sent a link to my friends. Great blog.

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  10. You're right about the small spots, I think they look much better than the bigger ones too.

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  11. tell your girlfriend to buy this? :)

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  12. I must say small spots look better than bigger ones.

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  13. Oh, Polka-dots, my fickle design friend!

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  14. I couldn't agree more. Spots and polka dots can either make or break your outfit.

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  15. These tights look like videogame

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  16. All the past comments were lost due to blogger screwing up :/
    Sorry guys ):

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  17. Awesome blog keep em comming

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  18. I've never paid attention to spots and polka dots trends before, thanks for opening my eyes up to them.

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  19. Lovely tights!!

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  20. first pic is very original

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  21. Lol, my drawing skills are bad :P
    You should see my post about it..

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  22. Are those really called 8-bit tights? It's the first thing I thought of when I saw them.

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