If there’s one item you invest in for 2021, make it a faux collar.
Easy to pop on, and sublimely stylish, they’re a fabulous solution for repurposing and revamping your seasonal wardrobe.
SAVE YOU MONEY
Not only will they save you money, but in an era where Zoom has replaced human interactions, they provide a quick and easy solution to glam up an outfit. Let’s face it, when it comes to dressing for the office, we’re all now akin to newsreaders.
Dressing smartly from the waist up has become the norm, and while we don’t want to run around the house in a stiff shirt, simply popping a faux collar under a sweater and adding some layering necklaces can turn you from drab to fab in an instant!
Coming in a wide range of hues and styles, from Victorian high necks and polo shirts to Tudor ruffles, these darling items require no ironing and can glam up an outfit in mere seconds.
Not only is necessity the mother of invention here, but you’ll also be bang on trend. Statement collars were all over the catwalks for this season and into spring – from the puritanical looks at Chanel to embroidered perfection at Miu Miu and the doily collars at Gucci, bold collars are THE LOOK this season.
Beloved by designers and influencers alike, this latest fashion trend is an easy way to update a tired wardrobe or upstyle an outfit that just needs that little extra.
UPDATE YOUR LOOK
This view is endorsed across social media, with Personal Stylist Claire McNestry declaring “I absolutely adore this season’s statement collar trend. It’s certainly elevating my autumn/winter wardrobe. There are so many ways to embrace this look. It’s a great addition to your capsule wardrobe.”
The repurposing doesn’t begin and end with sweaters and tops though, how about that dress that you love, but with the unflattering neckline?
Well, it too can easily be reimagined into your unique style. If you need inspiration, check out this fantastic podcast from Trinny Woodhall, beloved TV personality, designer and fashion advisor. "There’s another reason that faux collars are so popular. Let’s call it the ‘bulk’ factor. We all love the preppy look, but unless you’re a size zero, layering using a shirt isn’t always flattering and can make you look boxy"
This is something that Anita, Personal Stylist at Feron Clark Style agrees with, stating
“I love wearing a faux collar as they add interest to the neck without the bulk of a shirt underneath. Not only are faux collars a quick and easy solution to add a touch of elegance to your everyday style, but they’re also great for personalising and experimenting with your look. How many times have you walked down the street and seen someone in the exact same top? After all, there’s only so much choice. Especially now, with lockdown restrictions forcing closures of many of our beloved high street stores. So how do you customise your look, to express your personality? Pop on a faux collar! You can glam up that cute little sweater, donning a classic shirt collar underneath paired with a long chain necklace for a more formal look, or unleashing your feminine side with a whimsical ruffle collar and statement jewellery. The choice is truly yours."
Again, don’t just take our word for it. Emily, of The Muddy Mummy blog, enthuses that faux collars are “Definitely the most used item in my winter wardrobe"
"They can dress up even the most boring jeans and a jumper outfit to make it look that little bit more polished.”
So this year, if you’re looking for that perfect accessory, forget the new handbag and go with the one item that will help you create a thousand looks.
We give you, the faux collar....