Friday, July 27, 2012


galaxy essential upgrades: collars

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For my third Galaxy Essential Upgrade post I'm going to be talking about Collars. Collars are a fun way of upgrading an outfit without having to splash the cash. Peter Pan collars have been popular for a while and recently other forms of collar upgrades have come onto the market. In the form of printed collars, collar tips, collar chains, necklaces and beaded chokers. All are such simple and easy ways to use upgrade even the most basic of t-shirt or shirt. The best part about collar attachments it means you can mix and match them with other pieces and not have anything permanent! I've pulled some of my favourite collar details from ASOS, who have the widest and most varied collection of collar's I've seen on an online store, and put them into a post to show you some ways to wear in collar form!

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As you can see I've shown all the collar looks with either a plain black t-shirt or a basic black shirt. This is to really demonstrate how easy it is to jazz up boring basics with a collar accessory. I've seen people DIY their own collars that are cut off old shirts, make their own peter pan collars from bits of lace or make a necktie using some ribbon from a haberdashery!

I wasn't sold on collar details originally but they have really grown on me. Now I can see how easy they are to update a boring outfit. I think my favourite look has to be the coloured collar tips and the pearl collar. The pearl collar is perfect with either black or white dresses (see this outfit here and here) and are a perfect way to make something look more dressy. I've had that collar for months now and I've worn it all sorts of places. I really like the collar chain's too, especially the pearl one. I think it adds a really nice touch to the collar, every so slightly granny-ish but in a cool way at the same time!

What are your thoughts on collar detailing? Is it a good trend or one you're going to be skipping on?
Personal Disclaimer: I am being compensated by Galaxy Essential Upgrades for creating content as part of their campaign. None of the posts I create are constructed or forced by them, All opinions and ideas are my own. I created all the content in this post. I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned in this post apart from Galaxy.

32 comments:

  1. I love the peter pan collar! I had a post on that type of collar :D

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  2. These are lovely! topshop have got quite a few on their website too that are sooo nice ! x

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  3. they are all awesome! love that kind of accessories xx

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  4. I just love collar detailing, it can dress a basic top us so much - your collars are lovely darling!

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  5. i really like the last one!!

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  6. Just did a collar post myself :) really like the ones you got from asos :)

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    Amy x

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  7. Love that last scalloped collar necklace

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    xx

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  9. I really like collars too, they definitely are an easy way to jazz up an outfit.

    I have just done a post on DIY collar tips... something a bit different and all

    http://deonnep.blogspot.co.uk/

    :)

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  10. Love this post. The links to see how you styled the pearl collar with dresses aren't actually there :(

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  11. totally agree its all about the collar!

    have a fab weekend
    bb, xoxo

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  12. This has to be one of the longest running trends! It's still so popular, i personally can't get enough of them x

    Have a peak at my outfit post from today! http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I'm a huge fan of them! Not only do I love the classics, but I think it's a beautiful way to bring some attention to the shoulders and collar bones, which everyone knows are lovely.

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  14. These look lovely on! I have never tried a seperate collar, but this shows they can look great <3
    Carissa xx

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  15. i love the studded leather one :)
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  16. I love the studded leather one and the rosary beads- so unusual! Great post xx

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  17. Great post! I really like collars - love the pearl one you've featured xo


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  18. those collars are unique.
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  19. I love collars at the moment, such an easy way to make an outfit that little bit different!

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  20. I totaly agree with collar you can make everything look more special and girly like

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  21. It is amazing how much a collar can change an outfit. Love the pearl one.

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  22. I LOVE collars, there are some amazing ones on etsy too!

    Rozi xo

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  23. The studded leather collar is gorgeous. It'd look great with something really girly!

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  24. You should check out http://www.tallyandhoe.bigcartel.com/ for some great collar tips! xx

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  25. all of them looks super awesome changes up the outfit so much!
    lets get to upgrading
    x

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  26. i love these collars! such a great addition to any blouse.

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    www.casperandpearl.blogspot.com
    xx

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  27. Love these collars but especially the Leather one!

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    Emma x

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  28. Peter pan collars will forever be my favourite! :)

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  29. so many different collars xx

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