How to Wear: The Collar Craze

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

I always love discovering new ways to incorporate a dash of femininity into my fall ensembles and this season it’s easier then ever with the growing popularity of Peter Pan collars. The style was made popular in 1905 by Broadway star Maude Adams’ costume for her legendary portrayal of Peter Pan. This feminine accent has been popping up each decade in the rotation of trends but this fall rounded collars are back and more embellished than ever. As an accessory addict, I’m instantly intrigued by any piece that can blur the lines between jewelry and design detail. Expect to see Peter Pan collars made from various fabrics, faux furs, chains, studs, and even leather. What was once just a favorite childhood character is now a coveted inspiration to fashion lovers everywhere. I urge you all to try incorporating this sweet vintage trend into your wardrobe this fall.

Attached Collar:

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

Aqua Party Dress White Pearl Collar Ponte ($128), Target Women’s Xhilaration Pernella Fun Heel Assorted Colors ($29.99), Little Black Bag, Posh Locket Disc Ring ($28), Zara Flower (Sold Out), Posh Locket Gold Cuff ($30)


My favorite way to incorporate almost any trend into my wardrobe is with a dress. Pairing something new with a look that you’re already comfortable with, (like a little black dress) is a great way to ease into any trend. Opt for a LBD with a flat rounded collar that is embellished with pearls to add a classic touch to this wardrobe staple. Like a statement necklace, an embellished collar looks fabulous with a ballerina bun, so throw on your new Peter Pan purchase and tie up your hair for a super chic fall ensemble.

How to Wear: The Collar Craze
Detachable Collar:

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

Reiss PRIESTLY Twisted Colour Pocket Jumper Mint ($210), SheInside Silver Asymmetrical Bodycon Cotton Tiered ($46.08), Target Women’s Mossimo Ona Ballet Flat – Blush ($12), H&M Embellished Collar *Sold Out, Posh Locket Winged Link Ring ($28)


If you’re not quite ready to commit to the collar craze try purchasing a detachable Peter Pan collar that you can add to any piece you desire. This is also a fabulous item for those of you who hate feeling weighed down by layers of clothing. You can instantly achieve the layered look by throwing on an embellished collar with a sweater. Since the flat rounded collar has a tendency to give you an innocent appearance it’s best to pair it with a dress or skirt to follow through with its feminine charm. If you’re looking for an edgier take on the sweet trend, try rocking a leather collar with pants and ankle boots.

How to Wear: The Collar Craze
Detached embellished collar:

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

Miss Selfridge Burgundy Pleat Peplum Top ($49), Dorothy Perkins Cream embellished pan collar ($27), Michael Kors Handbag Hamilton Leopard Haircalf Large North South Tote ($598), J. Crew Pencil Skirt ($148), LC Lauren Conrad Boyfriend Blazer ($44.99)


Blouse with an embellished collar:

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

SheInside Navy Long Sleeve Drawstring Waist Asymmetrical Coat ($81.10), Alice and Olivia Larimore Leopard Heel ($295), H&M Skirt (£29.99), River Island Light Brown Hinge Waist Belt (£15.00), LC Lauren Conrad Gold Tone Simulated Crystal Oval Button Stud Earrings ($10.50), Dorothy Perkins Petite ivory collar detail top ($57), Michael Kors Handbag Tristan Medium Satchel ($398)


Dress with an embellished collar:

How to Wear: The Collar Craze

LC Lauren Conrad Silver Tone Simulated Crystal Leaf Button Stud Earrings ($10.50), Posh Locket Disc Ring ($28), Tory Burch Reva Flat (£180.00), Dorothy Perkins Grey embellished collar dress ($27), LC Lauren Conrad Floral Blazer ($49.00), Mimi Boutique Lisa Satchel Handbag ($62.75)


What’s your favorite way to style an embellished collar?

PS. Check out my latest outfit post on my blog featuring my new favorite little black dress!

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