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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  1. Bridgid
    March 13, 2012 / 6:39 am

    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

  2. melissa
    March 13, 2012 / 7:16 am

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

  3. charity victoria
    March 13, 2012 / 7:49 am

    very cute! I need to do this.

  4. Anna (South Molton St Style)
    March 13, 2012 / 8:37 am

    I keep meaning to give this a go – everyone has them in London! I want to do some embellished ones too! Lots of love xxxSouth Molton St Style

  5. Megan
    March 13, 2012 / 1:14 pm

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

  6. Beckerman Girls
    March 13, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    This is the BESSSST DIY!!! U should studd one for sure!!! That would be amazzzing too! Love your styling and you r GORRRGEOUS!kissesxoThe Beckerman Girlswww.BeckermanBitePlate.com

  7. Britt*Secondhand Magpie
    March 14, 2012 / 4:19 am

    So I just checked and wanted to follow you not only on here, but on Twitter and Facebook too! You are seriously one of my favorites and I don't want to miss anything!

  8. Tonya
    March 14, 2012 / 5:51 am

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

  9. Style-Pursuit
    March 14, 2012 / 8:10 am

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

  10. Alyssa
    March 14, 2012 / 3:26 pm

    I love this! It's so neat 🙂 I'll have to try it some time!

  11. Kate S
    March 14, 2012 / 5:03 pm

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

  12. gaby
    March 14, 2012 / 6:32 pm

    Fantastic Diy….fit well on youfollowing….it would be nice if you follow backGabriela jimenezgaby-acentralamericangirl.blogspot.com

  13. Anonymous
    March 14, 2012 / 9:32 pm

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

  14. The Desert Fox
    March 14, 2012 / 11:09 pm

    Great DIY, can finally make use of some old shirts that I never wear anyways 🙂 thanks for sharing!xx

  15. Rachel
    March 16, 2012 / 1:14 am

    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 Rachelglamhampton.blogspot.com

  16. Bombchell
    March 16, 2012 / 10:37 am

    very cute

  17. Mariel Torres
    March 19, 2012 / 1:57 am

    What a perfectly cute DIY! You have inspired me darling 😉

  18. mirel
    March 19, 2012 / 1:29 pm

    great idea!

  19. Tinu
    March 20, 2012 / 4:24 am

    amazing idea!!! definitely trying this!!!

  20. Katharina
    March 22, 2012 / 1:45 pm

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

  21. Pants on Parade
    April 4, 2012 / 4:42 am

    how cute! your hair looks amazing tooxoxoWhitney Pants on Parade

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