April 16th, 2015 at 2:00am

Collar pins, clips and bars have been around for some time now. In fact they have been keeping collars straight and in place since the 1920’s. These tastefully masculine accessories give what can be a dull outfit a subtle spark to the look. The various clips, pins, etc. add the perfect amount of sophistication to a look whether it’s casual or formal. With the changing of trends, styles and opinions this tiny accessory has varied when it comes to the way they are styled. Collar pins, clips, etc. aren’t just seen on the businessmen anymore; everyone from actors to fashion bloggers are sporting this accessory. The collar chain being one of those various looks has made it’s way into the family. Though there are a few slight differences compared to the typical collar accessories mentioned before it has made its way up the trend ladder. The collar chain continues to do its original purpose of keeping the collar straight but with a stylish twist! The collar chain; ornamented with a chain that resembles a necklace is a quick and easy way to accessorize without even trying. The collar chain is the perfect subtle accessory that makes just enough of a statement. Even better, it’s a statement piece both Fashionistas and Fashionistos will look good in.

This Fashionisto is a flawless example of how to effortlessly incorporate a collar chain into your everyday outfit. He pairs his collar chain with distressed jean shorts, a funky printed button-up and a navy vest. He added wooden jewelry and neutral shoes to complete the look. The gold collar chain makes for a great stand out pieces against his cool toned pieces.

How To: Going to a school function or event that needs you to be a little more formal than your normal casual outfit? No problem! Simply just switch out the jean shorts for a skinny trouser and the shoes for a pair of loafers. You can also ditch the vest and add a blazer. Try any of these choices and you’ll be stylish and ready for your event!