Perhaps I’m not the only one, but when a dress comes with a price tag of R800 and higher, it has to do more than look good for one single occasion. To me, a dress in this price range is considered an investment and has to be restyleable from January through to December. 

Flounced dress, H&M, R799 

I recently came across this flounced polka dot dress from H&M, which ticks all the winter trend boxes and is versatile enough to move with you through the upcoming seasons.

Thankfully, the famous oversized polka dots are a fail safe option for every event too. Here are a few tricks to make this or any other dress look brand new, every time from this mid July.

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Play with prints

This combination is for those who are bold and daring and who know that these two reigning prints, polka dots and checks are always better together. Add a pair of thigh high metallic boots to the mix and you’ll stand out for all the right reasons.

Double Breasted Jacket, H&M, R799

Montreux Thigh High, Dolce Vita R779

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Make it a pink thing

Keep it cosy and super comfortable in bursts of candy. Simply get your hands on a luxe puffer jacket and a pair of pale pink sneakers for the ultimate in polka dot and pink perfection. 

MRP pink Puffer, R249

High top pale sneaker, Style Republic at Spree, R249

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Layer it up and keep it chic in monochrome

With easy fitting ¾ bell sleeves, layering a neutral polo neck knit underneath the dress is but a breeze. This effortless layering makes this frock or one like it the perfect choice for cold snaps in July and the cool spring days ahead. Match it all to a pearl detailed beret.

Poloneck at Spree, Edit, R289

Pearl detail beret black, Style Republic at Spree, R79

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