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Would You Wear… a Contrasting Collar?


Photo Credit: Derek Lam, Nordstrom, Alexander Wang

The past few seasons have brought a variety of changes to the traditional collar. From removable collars to jeweled collars, these once-humdrum elements have taken on a life of their own as an accessory of sorts. Trendiest this season? The contrasting collar.

The concept is basic: a contrasting collar pops against the color or print of the rest of the garment. White shirts with black collars are pretty common these days, but now a variety of unique colors and styles are available.

Personally, I’m coveting the Derek Lam dress above and the first Nasty Gal blouse shown below. As shown in those two examples, a contrasting collar paired with a print makes such a bold statement – here at CF, we cannot get enough of this look!

A roundup of budget-friendly contrasting collared tops…

Product Information: 1 – Nasty Gal, 2 – Forever 21, 3 – ASOS, 4 – Nasty Gal

Would you wear a contrasting collared shirt or dress?

Do you have already have a piece with a bold collar? Do you see this trend sticking around long-term or is it a short-lived fad? Let us know by leaving your thoughts in the comment section!

Posted on on January 21, 2014 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , ,

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10 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Contrasting Collar?”

  1. 1
    January 21st, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I love contrasting collars! I draw the line when the row of buttons down the front are in a contrasting color–too much for me. Outfits 3 & 4 are super cute :)

  2. 2
    January 21st, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    <3<3<3 I hope this stays around for a LONG time. I love this!

  3. 3
    January 21st, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I’ve already been wearing this for a really long time and love it so very much, so of course I would wear it. Actually, anything fun involving collars and I’m there.

  4. 4
    January 21st, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Yes! It’s super cute!

  5. 5
    January 21st, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Yes I would I love the look!!!

  6. 6
    January 21st, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I’m not a fan of trends but I love this style. It’s more of a twist on a shirt/blouse. I own one very similar to #2 and it looks so modern and edgy but still classy. I pair it with heels and black skinny pants or a circle skirt and it can pass for a date look or a professional look.

  7. 7
    January 21st, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Already have one <3

  8. 8
    January 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 am

    It’s weird, but at the same time, I love it! I think a removable collar is actually more interesting, especially paired with shirts that don’t usually have collars.

  9. 9
    January 22nd, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Yes! I have about a billion of these tops and dresses! Love them!

  10. 10
    January 22nd, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    YES! SO CUTE!!

    I especially love the second shirt. Do I spy a chain across the collar? Adorable!

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