Today's Everyday Fashion: Dots and Stripes

This was always going to happen. As soon as I saw this photo on Banana Republic's website I knew I would re-create it. (I wore this outfit to church last night.) :-) In general, I'm loving polka dots and stripes together, and I have a really simple formula for making it work. The key is in the background/base color of each piece: you simply have to pair a light piece with a dark piece. So in today's outfit, my skirt is mostly dark (navy), and my top is mostly light (white). Another example, if I had a mostly light (white/ivory) polka dot shirt, it would look good paired with a mostly dark (black/navy) striped blazer or skirt. Have you tried polka dots + stripes yet?

Inspiration photo: Banana Republic
Shirt: H&M, $18 (similar, similar)
Skirt: Banana Republic, $50
Belt: Forever 21, $5 (similar)
Shoes: Bandolino from TJ Maxx, $22
Clutch: LOFT, $28 (similar)
Earrings: Banana Republic, $10
Rings: LOFT pink ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49

1. Macy's polka dot skirt, $39.99
2. Forever 21 polka dot skirt, $19.80
3. Piperlime polka dot skirt, $59