Black and white and seen all over the world! Amal Clooney made her way into the headlines yet again with another gorgeous look, this time a black and white polka dot look worn on a date with husband George Clooney in Lake Como earlier this week.
According to The Daily Mail, Mrs. Clooney stepped out in a pair of black and white polka dot shorts from Dolce and Gabbana’s spring/summer 2015 collection. She paired her classic look with a black top that showed a peek of skin on the back and a black fringe clutch.
If you’re thinking of running out to purchase these exact shorts, you might want to hold off — not only are they no longer available, they also sold for a whopping $595! But there are a couple of great alternatives to take Clooney’s classic look for less, and we even found two great tops to go with your stylish new shorts!
The Take Me Away Polka Dot Shorts by Keepsake the Label not only offer a similar polka dot style, they also have a flared leg, giving them a universally flattering skirt-like silhouette. The polka dots on these cute shorts are done in a watercolor style, giving them a softer, almost grey appearance. Available for $120 on Nordstrom.com, these shorts also have a matching top also for $120 so you can pair the pieces together a fun faux-romper look!
If you would rather have a more subtle polka dot, try the Polka Dot shorts by First & I from Asos. The dots on these shorts look as if they were done with a pen, making it a finer, more subdued print to pull off. The best part is that these shorts are available for only $21.75 on Asos.com.
To complete the look, you’ll need a great black top that is conservative in the front but a little sexy in the back, just like Clooney’s top. The Truly Scrumptious Black Peplum Top from Lulu’s fits the bill perfectly, offering a classic (and universally flattering) peplum silhouette while showing a little skin on the back. You’ll look good coming and going in this peplum top, and for only $34, you’ll have money left over to buy another cute top to wear with your new polka dot shorts!
With the money you saved from our look for less pieces, you’ll be able to sneak in another cute top to wear with your polka dot shorts, and we think the Twisted Open-Back Tee from Forever 21 is great alternative to Clooney’s more dressy top. Done in a t-shirt style, you’ll feel comfortable but look fabulous when you show a little peek of skin through the slit on the back of the top. And for only $15.90, you won’t feel bad spending what you saved on this great piece that’s sure to be a utility player in your wardrobe.
Even though Amal Clooney’s adorable polka dot shorts are no longer available (not that we could afford them, anyway!), you can still take her look for less with these great options from Nordstrom and Asos, while completing the look with tops from Forever 21 and Lulu’s. What’s more is that all of our outfit combinations are under $160, making them accessible to fashionistas with budgets both large and small.