I wear a lot of stripes. My husband even likes to point out when I'm wearing a striped shirt and pretend it's a surprise, as in: <sarcasm> Oh wow, stripes, that's a new one! </sarcasm> So when I'm trying to mix it up, dots are a great alternative. I've found that dots have even more variations than stripes, as they often come in polka, animal print, or sporadic patterns like this top.
Also, do not be startled by my lack of sweater, boots, or scarf. This was taken last week on a 98* day, nbd. Just slowly melting up here in Little Rock.