ACCESSORIES REPORT: Collar Me Bad

Accessories Report

Normally spoiled by the California sunshine, this week’s dramatic drop in temperature and gusty winds sent Southern Californians into a panic. We are not used to the weather falling below 65 degrees. Frankly, we don’t know what to do with ourselves, much less dress ourselves. Fortunately, I found someone with the skills to keeping warm and staying fashionable.

It is with this Fashionista’s chic layering choice of knee high brown boots and fitted J Brand jeans that I spotted her jeweled collar. Layered beneath her gray sorority sweater, this Fashionista took her comfortable look to the next level by adding this jewel-encrusted piece. This bedazzled collared shirt from GUESS gives her casual campus style some personality and spice.

With the past runway season, this once subtle piece is now taking center stage. Evolving from the childish Peter Pan collars to a more sophisticated, cuff-like appearance — this grown up accessory adds just the right amount of detail and edge for someone to take a second glance. High in demand in the fashion world, decorative collars have turned into separate jewelry and detachable pieces, making them more accessible for your everyday wardrobe. Flawlessly pair them with an array of crew neck tops to eliminate the need for a necklace or any other statement piece. The latest twist to the modern classic look, stuffy collars have officially become a thing of the past.

Spotted: Jeweled collars were seen taking the spotlight at the Carolina Herrera spring 2013 runway show, as well as the Marni accessory collection.

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