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Kate Spade kitten heels ($298, Simply Soles, 138 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md.; 301-749-1744;

Blame it on Minnie Mouse’s speckled skirt or Comme des Garçons’ consistently dot-heavy collections, but circle prints have popped back into the, er, spotlight this fall. “They’re chic,” says local stylist Lauren A. Rothman of “They’re understated but still serve as a pop with basics.” Wear the pattern head-to-toe for a dizzying effect, at the end of your arm by way of a clutch or on your feet via flats or pumps. Whatever your choice, you’ll look spot-on.

Holley Simmons is the dining editor of Express. When she’s not reporting on local restaurants and tastemakers, you can find her sewing a dress from a 1950s pattern or planting a windowsill herb garden. Contact her at
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