Thursday, November 17, 2011

3 ways to wear your DIY detachable collar

Hi everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I posted. To make up for it, I've got a fun one for you today!

So after reading rookiemag's post on how to DIY your own detachable collar, I was totally inspired by how easy it looked! The post basically says just cut a collar off a shirt, including the neckband. I immediately went to Goodwill and snagged an otherwise ugly shirt with a really cute collar:

Shapeless lace shirt-thing from Goodwill... with awesome buttons

All I did with this was snip off the collar and *voila* I was done! Check out my new, totally awesome detachable collar:

Close-up, in all its glory!

There are 3 ways you can rock your totally awesome new DIY detachable collar.

1. By itself (of course)!

Oh, this thing is so cool

This thing is a statement all by itself; you don't need to go crazy with it. Wear it with some basics and you're good to go! It adds automatic cool to whatever boring (or not boring, whatever) things you're wearing.

2. With pins.
Do I (or don't I) look dapper? (Sorry for the allergy spots on my face).

You can dress up your collar (in case it's not dressy enough as it is for you) with your favorite pins/brooches. I bought this wicked brooch pin from ASOS (it's hard to deny free shipping both ways), and I love it. I like the contrast of the spiked pins with the girly lace.

3. With a tie or bow (or bowtie).
Aww, so sweet! *barf*

You can still treat a detachable collar as, well, a collar, so tie a necktie or bow around it. I'm not very good at tying bows, but I still tried.

There you have it! Go cut yourself off a collar and get to playing with it! Let me know which look you like best and how you'd wear it!