Another cheap and crafty fix to stay on trend with innovative accessorising…
Recently I have noticed a growing trend in my clothing purchases. One item keeps creeping into my basket whilst on the high streets or clicking into that dangerous online basket that fills and fills until the total ends in more zeros than Simon Cowell’s bank account.
This item I reveal is…the button up collared shirt. Not the most extravagant attire that you were imagining hey? But it is a shape I have grown to love. Different variations from long sleeved and patterned to short, sheer and simple, all as beautiful as each other. I adore the versatile nature of the style can be dressed up or down for a multitude of occasions. In addition I believe they can flatter the utmost of shapes. But the one thing that excites me the most, is dressing up the collar.
Statement Collars; think sharp androgyny and button up girls! The collar is the simple yet exclusively key ingredient to staying on trend. Whether a detachable accessory or as a feature on tops and dresses, this trend is becoming hard to miss. From sequins, to studs, to embroidery, there are so many ways to work this look. As the collar is the statement, think less is more with the rest of your outfit. The idea is to draw attention back to your face in an elegant way.
Since, I already own a collection of button up collared shirts, I went about creating my own statement collars in a variety of ways. All of which you can try for yourself.
What you need:
- Collared shirts of your choice
- Collar necklace of your choice (mine is from H&M for £7.99)
- Collar tips of your choice (mine are from PerfectPoppy on ASOS Marketplace for £6)
- Studs of your choice (mine are from eBay for around £3.50 including P&P)
There’s not a lot to this DIY post really, just cheap alternatives to stay on trend and rotate accessories as opposed buying shirts specifically with embellished collars.
- The collar necklace be placed straight under any collar, or even be placed on a bare neck when wearing a more revealing top.
- The collar tips can be rotated from shirt to shirt as many times as you like.
- The studs need to be pierced through the material of the shirt carefully then folded back on themselves to secure them onto the shirt. I would avoid any sheer/silk material and opt for a more sturdy cotton to stud the collar of as the studs can damage the material.