Finds On A Dime: Make A Statement With A Collar

May 29, 2012 • Finds On A Dime, Magazine

This season, it’s not a necklace or cocktail ring that has us buzzing, in terms of bling. It’s the statement collar! Funny how the right amount of sparkle or a popping color can suddenly take a dress or top from “eh” to “O.M.G!” Break away from your conventional memories of a white collar and step into a world where gold, Peter Pan, and (yes) blue collars rule.

1. Lipsy Stripe Top With Peter Pan Collar, $55.66

There must be some kind of fashion hotline in Neverland because Peter Pan Collars are so in right now. This particular top from Lipsy features a triple layered collar on a color-contrasting stripe design. If that wasn’t enough to send us into a fashion coma, its color-block hem and intricate lace detailing is sure to send us swooning.

2. Paprika Chiffon Embellished Collar Top, $48.71

A white tank is as essential to summer as an ice-cold margarita drink. With everyone opting for this summer staple however, you might be doomed to be another face in the crowd. That’s why this Paprika top is such a great find! With its flattering scoop neckline and heavily jeweled sequin collar, it takes the standard white tank from ordinary to beyond extraordinary! The key-hole cutout on the back is just the cherry on top of the fabulous fashion cake!

3. Marni Sequin-embellished Collar-style Scarf, $135

Not everyone may have been seduced by the idea of a heavily embellished collar on their shirt – especially if you find yourself in a highly corporate and conservative workplace. For this reason, Marni’s collar-style scarf is the perfect solution for you! The scarf’s intricate tribal-inspired pattern and delicate sequin embellishments on silk adds just the right amount of razzle-dazzle to your top. Now you don’t have to look so dull when you snag drinks after work!

4. Vero Moda Very Print Lapel Tuxedo Jacket, $121.77

A black blazer has become the new LBD in a girl’s closet! What was once a highly neglected and overlooked piece in our closet is now our go-to solution to throw over a flirty dress or to give our summer tee and skinnies the perfect Parisian-chic finish. Vero Moda Very takes a walk on the wild side with the collar trend by adding a boldly contrasting zebra print to the lapel of a classic tuxedo jacket.

5. ASOS Metal Collar Necklace, $20.87

The best part about this statement collar trend is that you don’t necessarily have to wear a statement collar – at least not one attached to a shirt! This golden collar necklace from ASOS gives you the flexibility of nailing the trend via semi-circle Cleopatra-esque statement necklace. Pair it with a strapless top and give on-lookers the illusion of a floating collar – now that’s serious fashion magic!

6. Miss Selfridge Sequin Collar Dress, $71.43

Nothing makes a neutral colored dress come alive more than a collection sequin and stone accents gathered at the collar! This classic frock from Miss Selfridge screams elegance and class with everything from its chiffon overlay top to its body-conscience skirt. But oh that COLLAR! It’s the perfect marriage of classic style and modern trend.

– Laurie Espino

Image Layout: Amy Newling


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