Dress Up Those Necks: Scarves, Bow Ties, and Collars
When the weather starts to heat up, we try to stay away from anything being around our necks except for necklaces. Ladies, scarves can work all year around, so don't put them away just yet. If you ever wanted to highlight your collarbone, then bow ties and attachable collars are a few great accessories to seek.
We all know that bow ties are a standard man's accessory. But, we can rock bow ties, too. If you are into menswear inspired pieces, then you need this accessory in your closet. Bow ties are no longer stuffy things you wear with tuxedo.
With details like beading, sequin, and lace, bow ties are becoming trendy. An alternative option is to use the bow tie as a cool hair accessory.
You can think like a man and highlight the collars of your shirts. Men often accessorize their collars with pins and collar studs. Of course, we have way more options to make our collars pop.
Detachable collars come in a variety of colors, patterns, materials, and shapes. If you are crafty, you can make a neck adornment with jewels, sequin or anything you think of.
Here's a quick DIY sparkly collar project:
A button down shirt with a peter pan collar
Mod Podge glue
1. Cut the collar off the shirt. Get close to the seam and make sure you do not cut off the top button of collar.
2. Iron the collar.
3. Mix glitter with the Mod Podge in bowl. Use a paintbrush to apply the mixture onto the collar. Paint on three good coats.
4. Dry the collar away from a window. Once dry, place it over any complimentary shirt.
The right collar can change the look of a blouse. It's fun neck candy you can buy or create yourself.
A lightweight scarf can go far in anyone's wardrobe. We have some scarf styles you can try out during the next couple of months:
When you simply wrap a long scarf around your head and tie one knot towards your forehead, you have the headscarf.
You can wear a scarf like a menswear tie when you tie it loose and low.
Scarves can actually work at tops as long as you have something underneath and a belt to keep it together.
Fold in half, diagonally and tie in the back with the pointed tips in the front. You have yourself a lobster bib style scarf.
Long, thin scarves work well as belts.
Love the sheer trend, but want to be modest. You can cover up your sheer shirt by wearing a scarf in a loose loop style.