1 Item, 5 (or more) Ways: Polka Dot Sweater

I’ve been such a slacker, it has been way too long since I’ve done one of these! But I got my act together today to put together not 5, but 6 outfits using my polka dot sweater. One is a bit of a wild card as I’m not sure I would be brave enough to wear it out in public – you all can help me decide!

This sweater is Old Navy and unfortunately no longer available, but similar options here, here, and here. Gap also has some adorable ones in other colors!

1. Dots & Leopard. I love the idea of polka dots mixed with leopard! I simply paired my sweater with casual rolled jeans and added my leopard print pumps.

Jeans –Hudson, Shoes – Max Studio (similar)

2. Dots and Stripes. I love pattern mixing in the same color families. Here I paired my sweater with a striped ponte pencil skirt and simple black pumps.

Skirt – Old Navy, Pumps – Payless

3. Now for a little layering over the sweater, I decided to add my cargo vest, skinnies, and my new ankle boots. Still figuring out how to wear jeans with ankle boots. I ended up folding these under and letting them scrunch a bit. Any suggestions?

Vest – Old Navy (similar), Jeans – J Brand, Boots – Target

4. This was based on an outfit I saw on The Duchess of Cambridge at the Olympics – a red blazer over polka dots. I love this, definitely the most “me” of the bunch. I just added skinny jeans and my bow front black peep toes.

Jeans – J Brand, Blazer – H&M (similar), Shoes – Enzo Angiolini

5. I love winter white on winter white, so that inspired me to pair this sweater with my winter white pants. I added red heels for a pop of color, and a clutch in a contrasting pattern.

Pants – WHBM (similar), Shoes – hand me down, Clutch – Ann Taylor, Necklace – Premier Designs

6. And now for the wild card… polka dots on polka dots! This blog isn’t called Denim & Dots for nothing… What do you think? Fun or Too much?

In case you want a pair of your own polka dot pants and are wondering about sizing, mine are a 2.

Pants – Ann Taylor (30% off now!), Shoes – Payless

Have you picked up a polka dot sweater yet? Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Lisa Walter

They are all cute, but I especially love the 2nd and 5th outfits. What a great sweater.


My favorite is the sweater with the striped skirt.


Great post ….and outfits! Would love to see you do 1 piece /5 ways with the cargo vest! :0)


    Thanks Tracey, I will have to work on that one!


Amy, fabulous ideas. I have this same one & I’m excited to pair it up with some stuff from my wardrobe. Especially love the one with the striped skirt.