Polka dots have been popular since the mid-nineteenth century, when the polka -- the dance the pattern was named after -- was at its height. Today, polka dots are perhaps best known for their use in costumes for flamencodancers, but this season they won't be the only ones enjoying the festive...

From the sexy bandaged bootie from Stuart Weitzman to the wrapped printed chiffon courtesy of Elizabeth & James, these select styles make the trend seem almost easy to wear, even to a skeptic like me! Shown above: Luxury Rebel 'Lianna' Leopard Print Booties , Elizabeth & James Chiffon...

For the 20th Century Fox Press Day for her upcoming flick, RIO, in Los Angeles, Hathaway wore a look from Marni's Resort 2011 collection: a striped cropped sweater paired with polka dot ruffled cropped pants. Mixed prints are nothing new---we've seen Rihanna , Beyonce and even Michelle...

Kids, polka-dots attract polka-dots. And for spring, the thing is to mix those polka-dots, big ones, small ones, black on white, white on black, multicolored, all of 'em. And on top of that, your polka-dots will attract other people's polka-dots, sometimes, in the form of none other than...

This Tracy Reese Waves and Orchids silk dress is a gorgeous, romantic take on the wave trend -- not only with the print but with its silky layers to boot -- while this fitted Diane von Furstenberg Cyrani Dress puts a quirkier spin on the print that's undeniably cool in its whimsy. No caftan...

The mixing of patterns is very hot right now. Don't be afraid to try ones that you wouldn't think at first glance will go together — that's where the magic happens. Mix your polka dot pattern with more pattern, like this woven mini skirt or a bright floral pattern or – why not – a smaller...

This printed backpack features graphic print, polka dot details, fold over flap, leather strap, buckle fastening, tarnished metal studs, adjustable canvas and comes with a small neon purse. $502. Paul Smith Polka Dot Printed Backpack Paul Smith Polka Dot Printed Backpack Paul Smith...

Heidi Klum took to the streets in daring mixed prints – polka dots and animal prints to be exact, to promote the new Project Runway book and upcoming season. Copying this look which incorporates animal prints, polka dots and plaid is only for the bravest of fashionistas. Start by copying...

sigh! But anyway, I decided I wanted to try my hand a mixing prints so I paired this aztec print with my leopard print wedges. As you can see, I'm completely obsessed with my vest, I need like 5 more! Here are a few more shots... My entire outfit comes from my favorite store: Forever 21,...

1 Seychelles Mixed Emotions Pump, 2 MARC by Marc Jacobs Sia Bag, 3 Tinley Road Bangle 4 Corey Lynn Calter Dress, 5 Seafolly Bathing Suit, 6 Kate Spade Gemma, Note: While I am on vacation the community is helping keep EA live! This guest post is written by Shannon of Shannon...

 

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