Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pop Your Collar

The Collar Neck Wear Trend

The gold Cleopatra collar necklace has become a phenomena in the accessories department over the past two years, and from it stemmed a whole new genre of jewellery. Models to celebrities and bloggers alike, we have seen collar and bib necklaces in every shape, colour and style. W
ith so many options available, it is the easiest way to add instant glamour and flair to any outfit. This trend continues to thrive even as the seasons change. Here some statement making neck pieces, budget and designer, to introduce to your Fall wardrobe. 


1. Dannijo 'Hilde' crystal covered Peter Pan collar in shades of bronze, pewter & gold. $745
2. Silver tribal styled geometric cut-out piece by £14
3. 'Lyn' metal necklace with tiered leaf design. Aldo, $25
4. Crystal tipped collar in rose gold from Asos. $25.55
5. Fully sequined gilded Peter Pan collar from Topshop. £14
6. Belle Noel gold plated multi-strand and beaded collar necklace. $190 from
7. Gold tone Cleopatra neck collar from International Concepts, via $30
8. Rounded multi-chain and draped collar necklace from $20.44
9. Orlay Genger by Jaclyn Mayer statement neck piece, hand crafted in twisted velvet rope, suede and black metal chain. $336 online via
10. Spiked rhinestone encrusted collar from $148
11. Stainless steel 'Polli' collar in a delicate Danish lace and velvet ribbon design. £84 from
12. Sparkly crystal Peter Pan collar perfect for a glam night out from £17

Celebrity Inspired Metallic Collars
Troian Bellisario, Abbie Cornish & Kendall Jenner wear embellished collars for a glittering evening look, while Jessica Alba & Cobie Smulders keep things simply elite with gold and silver toned Cleopatra collars. Leighton Meester goes tribal with mosaics, Alicia Keys points to a bold angular style & Holland Roden pretties her look with a crystal Dannijo Peter Pan collar.

1. Blue and green gemstone studded crystal bees necklace from Zara. $30
2. Prettily painted enamel plate bib with turquoise hanging beads. Noir Hacienda via $210
3. A dazzling prismatic neck adornment by Dannijo. This Swarovski covered 'Galapagos' collar is priced at $995.
4. Multi-coloured tribal inspired Shiko necklace from Fiona Paxton's 'African Sushi' collection. $338 online via
5. 'Grace' silver linked chain, embellished with neon stones, $300 from
6. Luminous layered yellow 'Mulholl and Drive' necklace by Kate Spade. $278 via
7. Inspired by the more expensive Dannijo design, this vividly coloured crystal beaded collar is by Boho for $11.99, available from
8. 'Princess Pink' & yellow bib that stuns with gleaming neon stones. $85 from
9. 'Sunset Chandelier' neckpiece in varying shades of orange. $28 from 
10. Ropes and coloured red stones add drama to this striking Zara collar. $30
11. Geometric mosaic neck piece in contrasting jewel tones. $35.95 from Modtoast.
12. A colourful floral bouquet is set upon this enamel 'Darling Buds' bib from Asos. $51 

Celebrity Inspired Colourful Collars
Olivia Palermo's multi-hued bejewelled bib makes a eye-catching style statement. Carly Rae Jepson, Lily Collins and Indian beauty Lisa Ray accessorize their outfits with vivid neon neck pieces. Sophia Bush and Emma Stone add a coil of turquoise around their necks and supermodel Anja Rubik takes the trend up a notch with a diamond and emerald Chopard collar. Miroslava Duma adds even more colour to her printed look with a tiered Dannijo bib necklace.

Have you tried out the collar trend yet? Which do you prefer, the metallics or brights?


Shahrzād said...

I don't try it yet! but I love the colorful one !!

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Laura said...


Adeola Naomi said...

I love this trend a lot!
Olivia Palermo make it so effortlessly amazing!

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! my eyes are rolling!^^ Im having a huge passion for collars at the moment!! they all are so cool..I want everything!! Kisses dear and happy day!:*

Dana said...

Yes Please! One of each! Wonderful collections you have brought together!
How easy to dress up a blah outfit with one of these gorgeous pieces! I hope this sticks around for a while!


Anonymous said...

♥ Lovely post, very inspirational ♥ XOXO

Gemma said...

i love them all but especially the brightly coloured ones! i've seen them in quite a few high street shops lately so i might have to find a cheeky bargain! xx

KERRIN said...

awesome picks! x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Yes to the metallics - they are so lovely and timeless! I got a vintage Christian Dior necklace for my birthday last year and it is definitely a favorite!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Denise said...

I love statement necklaces and collars, and I'm so much looking forward to wearing some in October... when I am where I most like to be! I loved number 11 from hannahzakari and then Holland Roden's collar, then number 2 by Noir Hacienda and Anja Rubik's collar! Let's see what I'll wear - after all, I will have boxes and boxes, and may not have the energy to find things... but this is about to end!
Thank you, always!, for your sweet words!!!! After the "storm" I'll send and ask news!

Jessica said...

such a great accessory!


Anonymous said...

I'm ALL OVER this collars and love I think it's especially fun how they make a play on collars. Plus it's a great modern vintage touch :)

<3 Cambria

Nicoleta_B said...

Amazing article. I really enjoyed it!




Jayme and Mendi said...

These are all so beautiful!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Stephanie said...

I'm loving the colorful collar necklaces!

Tiffany said...

wow, fantastic roundup! I'm just getting into the collar trend but I love it. I think I struggle with what to wear it with but I'm loving all the examples you shared so will take inspiration from it!

Bonnie said...

I think this is a great way to dress up. Love the collar trend!
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

VintageDanielle said...

This has got to be one of my favorite trends of the season. I just adore collars! I'm still working on how everyday people can wear them without looking overdone. The gold and jeweled ones are my favorites.

Stella said...

To be honest I'm not so much into collars!
Stella from A Shiny Place

Girl Lilikoi said...

Love all these collar, the last collection of photo is very colorful

Cathy said...

I am in collar heaven over here! My personal favorites are the metallic styles...EVERY piece 1-12 is fabulous! Btw- you always put together such amazing posts. I look forward to reading them every day :) You also leave such thoughtful comments on my posts, so thank you for that! xo

Elisabeth said...

The metallics definately! Holland Roden has the best one - love the Peter Pan style! What a beautiful post, well done Sam! Thanks for your comment on my blog! Concerning Finnish design, if there is something you are wondering about, please do not hesitate to ask me, I'll gladly tell you more about that. What kind of design do you have in SA?

E from Helsinki

Alessandra said...

Loving these collars!!!


There are some great necklaces in these collections! Lovely!

Helena Resende said...

All those collars are so gorgeous :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Super in love with the metallic collars, but the colorful ones are the most unique and eye catching!

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

I love them and they make the perfect statement necklace.

<3 Marina

Josie said...

Love a good statement necklace! Olivia Palermo looks fab xxx

Daniella said...

Hi sweetie, Great post! I love this gorgeous selection of necklaces! I have to say I much prefer the colourful pieces and the Fiona Paxton is easily my favourite, loveeeee!!! :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Giancarlo said...

Vacanze finite per me...purtroppo!! spero che le tue siano state belle come le mie! un abbraccio...ciao

redsun said...

very nice;)

borka gamero said...

Lovely blog! I adore it!
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Have a great weekend!

Tammy Lau said...

I am so happy to see this post..I bought a lot of collar myself too....awesome:)

and love how you put everything together:)..Awesome:)


love all these colors you've chosen! so gorgeous and they just add this touch of elegance to any outfit.

Kate Frenkel said...

I love this trend but... I still not sure exactly how to wear it...
I have the real gold Cleopatra collar necklace (my husband gifted it to me a few years ago) but I wore it only 3(!!!) times. I definitelly need a few useful tips how to adapt this trend in fall's wardrobe...

sonia de macedo said...

I love this trend! And you've picked out so many gorgeous pieces, I have a serious urge now to go and shop...

Have a lovely day!

Rebecca Miriam said...

thank you!
love the inspiration :)

xx, rebecca

issa said...

this is one of my favorite trends! i've been lucky and found a few awesome collar necklaces at H&M. cute and affordable!

cute blog! come by ours to enter our $100 shopbop giveaway!

Well... said...

These necklaces always look so cool, but for some reason I have trouble styling mine...aha, I'm inspired now though!

Trendy Teal

Rahul Bhatia said...

Exquisite collections:)

The Chic Sheet said...

I always wear my basic metal collar, but need to experiment more with some color I believe ;)


Bravoe Runway said...

I am a huge fan of the statement necklace. You can do so much with them! I'd love to have a dannijo version

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oh Sam, these are all just gorgeous! I definitely prefer the goldies (#3, 7 and 8 in particular are BANANAS!), but the one worn by Sophia Bush took my breath away!

Think I may have to get one of these beauts to go with my green dress (I FOUND ONE FINALLY!!), thanks for a fab round up!

Fashion Me Chic said...

Yesterday, I was online checking up some collars to add to my fall wardrobe. I love them and do want to jump on this trend. Your post is awesome. I love it. I love the photos of the celebrities wearing different type of collars. It gives me different ideas for my outfits. I love the one that Olivia Palermo is wearing.It is gorgeous. Thanks for the post love. Thanks also for the support.

MOSAMUSE said...

GREAT SELECTIONS!! i love numbers #10 and #3!!

Rikki said...

there are some exotic pieces in there wow! i especially love some from the HOuse of Harlow! with this collar you can skip any other accessory!
beautiful collection!

p.s my eyeliner application aint flawless either but as soon as it gets there i'll post a tute for you:) xx

CutestPrincess said...

colar necklace is very popular now... i have some of them, too, but i still din't wear them yet!

It’s a GIRL Thing

Vogue Villain said...

I adore collars! :)
I'm doing a collar giveaway on my blog<3

Collar Giveaway

Bailey Schneider said...

One of my favourite looks and yet I don't have any pieces. Sad!!
Will have to rectify that immediately

AngeliqueDama said...

I adore Cleopatra necklaces<3

Sofies closet said...

I love collars :-)

Fashion-Bridge said...

Im a big fan of statement necklaces!and im super excited about this trend!u've chosen here some truly amazing pieces,especially i like the colourdul once!Leighton,Jessica,Olivia as Miroslava channel the trend fantastically!



Minna said...

Number 8 in the first collage looks very nice!! :)

xoxo, Minna




Laura said...

Beautiful necklaces!

Kayle said...

I love the one Jessica Alba and Cobie Smulders are wearing. Beautiful :)
I had fun looking at these photos!
Followed you :)

Pavline said...

i love every single one ;)

Carolyna said...

so so many great ideas in this post. I prefer metallic ones ( number 11 is my fav) :-)

Maria Flicka said...

Woww...beautiful necklaces!! I'm all over this trend! From your selection it's hard to choose, love them all.....I like wearing both types, metallic and colorful, it depends of my outfit ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you're well and have a wonderful day full of joy, honey, and tons of sunshine<3


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Elle Sees said...

i want to see how this looks on me. i want to try it

ftashion said...

I love the bright ones more! The metallic one Jessica Alba is wearing is really cool too. I love love love them but those really pretty ones can get so pricey! *gulp*

Fang Ting

rolala said...

I love this collar neck wear trend. It's such an easy way to make a bold statement. I prefer the metallics and have totally been eyeing no. 4 from ASOS.

Hope you're having a great week my dear!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing necklaces, I love them all!

Paris said...

Love the sparkly Peter Pan collar (#12 in the first section) and the Princess Pink and yellow bib (#8 in the second section) so much!!
And that is terrible that your comment got lost in blogosphere :( I have had that happen to me so many times before (and with emails too).


Xixia said...

Oh collars are indeed the trend nowadays. They just add such a great splash of style to whatever outfit you could be wearing. I think I like Emma Stone's the best - that blue is so pretty.

GlamFabChameleon said...

Beautiful beautiful, I love all colorful necklaces!!! I need all, I want all!:) You gave me hard time with this selection darling!;)

Miška said...

I love big necklaces like this

Wil Harris said...

Okay, talk about eye candy!! These are all so pretty. It's hard to pick just one. Love the colorful ones; what a way to make an outfit pop. Great post Sam!

Clara Turbay said...

Love it, great ideas!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is freaking awesome. I am so obssesed with statement necklesses at the moment.
Sending love and peace.
Miss Margaret Cruzemark