Cool Collars

by Lori Sciame | May 9th, 2012 | Accessories, Women's Fashion

Fashion trends this spring continue to delight and surprise me.  Most recently, I have noticed lots of style mavens wearing detachable collars, and I’m not talking about black dog collars with silver studs.  In contrast, think of collars being used much like necklaces – as accents to the overall outfit.   For example, they can be simple or elaborate, depending on your mood.  There are so many styles available, that you will be sure to find one for the type of style statement you are trying to make.

Collars stimulate the imagination due to their sheer versatility.  They can  be added to a boring shell or over a too plain collar on a white button down shirt.  Another great thing is that they can adorn  the bare throat.  As with any accessory, the type of collar you choose and what you pair it with depends on your own unique personality.  If you want to learn more about how to integrate this accessory into your wardrobe, read on.

First, you might want to wear a detachable collar on your bare throat to suggest sexiness.  Although you aren’t really exposing anything except the skin of your neck, the fact that there is only a collar – with no stiff button down shirt attached to it – can send your lover’s heart racing with desire.

Next, you might want to add a white collar to an otherwise collarless shirt to project a more business-like persona.  This can be especially handy if you have just started a new job that requires more formal attire.  Until you can afford additional clothing, collars in different colors can work quite well.  Invest in a white collar as already mentioned, as well as ones in black and navy.

You may want to invest in an artsy collar if you tend to be on the quirky side.  Check out the polka dot ruffle collar from ASOS.  For around $35, you can update your look in a bold way with this unique piece.

Finally, if you are all about glam, a gold sequin collar (also from ASOS) will add sparkle to almost any pullover shirt.  With this cute little accessory, and a pair of dressy shoes, you can transform from day to evening attire in a flash!

As you can see, detachable collars provide a clever way to update your wardrobe without spending a lot of money.  No matter what your style, these accessories add a bit of pizazz to your look.  From delicate pearl varieties to chunky metal ones, try out this trend today! I never thought I’d say this…but collars are cool.


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