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Traditionally spring and summer has always been the domain of the nautical stripe. However, the fashion world has gone dotty over polka dots as they represent a kind of cheerful optimism in the current period of financial doom and gloom.

Splurge on these items, or find similar cheap-chic versions.

FANTASY FRIDAY: Giuseppe Zanotti “Shield” Sandal

FANTASY FRIDAY: Derek Lam’s “Beatrice” Sunglasses

PHOTOS: STYLE.COM

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