I’ll admit it – I’m a huge fangirl for many people in the fashion industry. But perhaps my favorite, and the one I like to call my spirit animal, is Derek Blasberg. He came from St. Louis to New York to attend NYU, and worked his way up from assistant to big-name fashion editor. Every week I diligently read his best-dressed list he writes for “Harper’s Bazaar,” and this week he featured a couple of outfits that are perfect to find a low cost spin of.
The polka dots are sweet and cute, but the color palette helps the looks from being too reminiscent of the girls’s grade school years. The best part about the look is that it’s so easy to recreate, even on a tight budget.
Be a little flirty with a polka dot blouse (welikefashion.com, $46) and swirly skater skirt (houseoffraser.co.uk, $23). A nude colored heel is unexpected, and the chain on this one adds a little edge (Zara, $50). Bling it up with a statement necklace (newlook.com, $23), but keep it silver to make the outfit a little more mature.
Try a flowing shift dress with polka dots all over (newlook.com, $26) to look grown-up but with a playful side. Strappy black heels (Zara, $50) and a black and white purse (ebay) are all you need to finish off the look – add some red lipstick if you’re daring, though!