3.12.2012

DIY Detached Collar


The detached collar seems to be all the rage recently.  I’ve seen it all over pinterest and on many blogs but I wasn’t about to pay top dollar of a designer collar.  

I picked up this blouse from a thrift shop and kept a few things in mind when selecting it for the job.  First, that I would be able to button up to the top (some blouses have a very small neck!).  Second, that it had a stiff collar so it would easily hold its shape.  And third, that it had a collar that had character.  The one I chose has an elongated collar that I think gives it a little extra edge (it might just look like a regular collar but if you were to have it side by side with another collar, you would see the difference).   A lace or printed collar would also work well, I just happened to keep my clean lined and crisp.

 
 

Xo, Andrea
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23 comments

  1. Oh nice DIY - the collar looks great! Great tips about paying attention to the type of collar though, definitely works better with stiffer, more 'special' collars. Must try this! :)

    www.phoandchips.com

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  2. Good idea, I am actually going to try it out!

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  3. I keep meaning to give this a go - everyone has them in London! I want to do some embellished ones too! Lots of love xxx

    South Molton St Style

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  4. You're so cute! I love this DIY, seems so simple and the result is adorable!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. This is the BESSSST DIY!!! U should studd one for sure!!! That would be amazzzing too! Love your styling and you r GORRRGEOUS!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  7. I find so many tops with collars while out, I definitely need to try this! Such a wonderful DIY :)

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  8. Never thought it would actually be so simple! Gotta give it a go over the weekend! :o)

    x

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  9. I love this! It's so neat :)
    I'll have to try it some time!

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  10. Aww that's so cute! I should do this with some of my old collared shirts!

    -Kate

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  11. Fantastic Diy....

    fit well on you

    following....it would be nice if you follow back

    Gabriela jimenez

    gaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

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  13. Great alternative, I'm going to give this a try! xx

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  14. Great DIY, can finally make use of some old shirts that I never wear anyways :) thanks for sharing!

    xx

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  15. Great DIY, I'm totally impressed! Fab! www.casualglamorous.com

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  16. haha I love this post! "snip, snip" lol. Cute! Idk how I feel about this collar trend... but you can def pull it off!

    xo Rachel

    glamhampton.blogspot.com

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  17. What a perfectly cute DIY! You have inspired me darling ;)

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  18. amazing idea!!! definitely trying this!!!

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  19. i really love your hair in this post!
    i´m just not talented in braiding my hair, so jealous of anybody who is :(

    xoxo

    ketchembunnies.blogspot.com

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  20. how cute! your hair looks amazing too

    xoxo

    Whitney
    Pants on Parade

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