Embellished Collars: Yay or Nay? by Kari

Monday, January 16, 2012
Lately, I've been seeing more and more of a newish trend:  embellished collars.  Have you guys noticed it?  I've seen this little detail popping up as accessories and on shirts.  I've spied it in all shapes and sizes:  studded spikes, rhinestones, large metal necklaces, and any other way you can imagine.  So what sayest thou?  Yea or nay?  Personally, I'm kind of digging it.  What I like about this trend is that you can make it your own.  Make it as statement-worthy or understated as you like.  I love little details in fashion.  I feel like those little bits and pieces are the things that really spice up and bring together an outfit. 

images here & here

Now, how to style this thing?  Here's how I would do it:  keep it simple.  Start with a solid color tee or button-up.  Keep the neckline high so you don't see much skin - I just think it would look a little strange with a v-neck but maybe you can make it work!  Now, layer on your fab new collar (or perhaps you've spiced up an existing top).  Next, put on your favorite pair of jeans and some wedge booties and a blazer and you're ready for a night on the town.  Keep other accessories minimal for a chic sleek look, have an arm party, or add another necklace to make a statement depending on your outing or how adventurous you're feeling.  Don't want to invest in this trend just yet?  Check out this DIY for inspiration.

images here, here & here


Necklaces by Asos at ShopStyle

P.S. More trends..

22 comments :

  1. I don't really wear things with collars like this because I don't think that they really suit me, but I absolutely adore how they look on other people - you've chosen some really great pictures to illustrate this post!

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  2. YES I loveeee the collar trend the embellished collar look! I think its a nice twist to something so simple.

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  3. I think they look really good!

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  4. Big fan of this trend - it's bling for tomboys!

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  5. I am also a big fan of this trend.
    -Meg
    mysideispinker.blogspot.com

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  6. Not so much a fan of this trend :-/

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  7. I love the look/idea, but i don't have any myself as of now. It's a understated way to add some edgy-ness to a schoolgirl look!

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  8. love peter pan collars.

    delicatelyfierce.blogspot.com

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  9. I totally agree!  I'm a bit of a tomboy (aka Liz Lemon much?) so I love this to make menswear more girly.  

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  10. Totally agree! You can have so much fun with it.  

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  11. You could totally wear these necklaces with any tee - definitely don't need a collared shirt to have fun with this trend!  

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  12. Just as long as they aren't the silver tips on cowboy shirts that I used to see when I was young.

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  13. Heck yay.
    get it? heck yea?
    i'm done.

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  14. I like the look on others but it's not a trend I'm all over. I think I need to see it more to get used to the idea.

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  15. E, you could TOTALLY work this trend!! 

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  16. I think I'd have to "go big or go home" with this one, a la the Man Repeller. 

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  17. Yea, yea, yeah-yuh! I'm in the process of studding up some collars because I'm too cheap to pay mucho dollars for a bedazzled collar. I'm a fan of this look, though!
    Www.momomod.com

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  18. Do it!!  Then show me, por favor. 

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  19. Alison just posted a tutorial today for a studded collar necklace that you could try at home! 
    http://www.sheblogssheblogs.com/2012/01/diy-studded-collar-necklace.html

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