When I was a small child, a music video for a song called “Polka Dots, Checks, and Stripes” from a group called Parachute Express had a big effect on me. It was about a little girl who did not care about style “rules” and just wanted to have fun, so she wore polka dots, checks, and stripes all at the same time, and it was weird but great. That little girl was my first style icon. Now my new style inspiration, Emma Stone, is two-thirds of the way there with an outfit that combines polka dots and stripes all at once. Sure, she could use a few checks, but this is still pretty great.
Emma Stone showed up to the 87th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon wearing this look, which Red Carpet Fashion Awards reports is from the Michael Kors 2015 Pre-Fall collection.
This look is not quite up to par with her SAG Awards formal trousers or her tuxedo jacket and sheer skirt at the Golden Globes, which earned her the Best Dressed of All awards at both shows, but I like it anyway. It looks comfortable and afternoon-appropriate, and frankly you will always win my approval with a sequin sweatshirt. (I am all about sequin sweatshirts.)
Even in casual clothes, Emma Stone mixes patterns like a champ, and the black and white palette of this outfit makes her pink lipstick pop. She has been killing it on the red carpet all year. I am legitimately excited to see the Oscars this year, and mostly it’s because of Emma Stone. I would not be disappointed if she wears polka dots, stripes, and checks next time.
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