When you think of polka dots, it’s hard not to have the queen of the dot, Minnie Mouse, come to mind. With her trademark polka dot dress and black, white and red colour palate, Minnie Mouse is most definitely a fashion icon who is recognized around the world by people of all ages.

Because today is National Polka Dot Day (Jan 22nd), and Disney recently announced the Minnie Rocks The Dots fashion installation in LA, I decided to join in on the celebration of Minnie’s signature style for today’s #RockTheDots What I Wore look.


As you’ll see by following @MinnieStyle on instagram, or the #RockTheDots hashtag, millions of stylish women from around the world are inspired by Minnie Mouse for their #OOTD not only on a daily basis, but especially today! Personally, I love seeing all of the different ways that ‘Minnie Style’ can influence an outfit, and how people interpret the look differently.

For my Minnie Mouse-inspired outfit, I gravitated towards this gorgeous cherry red coat by ZAC Zac Posen to bring a pop of colour to my outfit in the middle of winter. Since we are (fortunately) experiencing a milder season this year, I was able to wear my exclusive Minnie Mouse tee from Ardene with a simple black tweed mini skirt, and a few Minnie-approved accessories such as my black hair bow, black and white polka dot handbag, and red statement heels.


Although I unfortunately won’t be in L.A. to experience the Minnie Rocks the Dots exhibit in person, I highly recommend you take the time to visit if you are in the city. In collaboration with Refinery 29, Minnie Rocks the Dots will feature iconic photographs, archive imagery and sketches from the 1930′s through the present day, and, of course, there is a pop-up shop with new and limited edition items for sale!


For those of us who are not in L.A. for the grand opening of Disney‘s Minnie Rocks the Dots today, be sure to follow the days events through the @MinnieStyle instagram account and #RockTheDots hashtag for exclusive updates, and the much-anticipated reveal of designer Christian Siriano‘s bespoke red carpet creation just for Minnie on National Polka Dot Day!

So, how will you #RockTheDots today? Click HERE to watch a video on Disney’s website for my outfit inspo and tag me in your photos to let me know!



(All images by Jillian Botting)

What I Wore: Exclusive Minnie Mouse T-Shirt from Ardene, Black Blow Hair Clip from Ardene, Coat by ZAC Zac Posen at WINNERS, Polka Dot Bag by Betseyville at WINNERS, Black Tweed Skirt from Smart Set, Red Strap Sandals by Schutz from ShopBop.

*Please note this post has been brought to you in partnership with Disney*


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