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How To Amp Up Your Wardrobe With Stripes And Polka Dots

If you have caught this video featuring three members from the Female Collective sharing their lessons on female empowerment, then you’d realise that donning stripes can be a bold and youthful style statement. To build on that theme, we suss out some of items featuring the pattern from the summer collection of Diane Von Furstenberg — a label known for its unapologetic use of prints and bold brights. And because the collection also features a healthy dose of polka dots (another fun look to wear) we thought why not throw in a few items featuring that style in the mix too.

The Updated Blouse
For a more youthful take on retro-inflected polka dot blouses, try this cropped top. It’s versatile too: Pair it with wide-legged pants for a ’70s-inflected style or team it with jeans to add some sophistication to a casual wardrobe. The Feminine Top
With its plunging neckline, this piece with tiny polka dots, is a more head-turning option to the romantic poet blouse, The Jewellery
If you need a little accent of stripes in your wardrobe, then a pair of hoop earrings is a discreet way to do so. Plus, the fact that it is made up of knotted ropes is a definite conversation starter. The Scarf
Instead of opting for classical designs or something too ornate, a simple and graphic pattern is a more timeless and contemporary way to accessorise with a scarf. Bonus: This one comes in trendy rainbow hues too. The Evening Bag
Yes, crystals and embellishments give your bag an instant glamour factor. But metallic finishes and leather, such as this one, can do the trick just as well. The combination of stripes and sheen adds a funky disco element to your getup. The Forever Bag
A structured handbag scores for a lot of reason. It’s sophisticated, packs a lot of room, and goes with almost everything. The subtle colour scheme and its thick shoulder strap means this bag wouldn’t empower your outfit while still giving the right amount of visual interest. The Checked Dress
Plaids are a must-have for S/S ’18, and one of our favourite renditions is the tartan print for its part grungey, part cool country vibe. In addition, the diagonal arrangement of the print on this dress gives a more dynamic look to the garment. Like this? Check out the coolest colour trends of the season, Pandora gets a revamp thanks to its new creative directors,and watch how this Singapore fitness guru and entrepreneur manages her time.