Saturday, January 1, 2011

Focus on Fall 2010 Trend- Buttoned Up Shirt Collar

I decided to focus on this trend first because it is one of my absolute favorites. It can be done sophisticated, young, or androgynous. For day or night. With pants or a dress. This trend is the (all the way) buttoned up shirt collar.

This trend for women basically began with Coco Chanel and her taste for menswear inspired clothing for herself. I love that it is put together and can be done with a modern or vintage flair depending on your personal tastes. I'm not a big fan of the return of the 70s and 90s with fall fashion, so this feels like a sophisticated yet fun alternative. I also like that one can wear this look with any season and it can be used to spruce up the look of clothing you may already have. I have seen this look all over!

On Runways-

Fall 2010 Miu Miu (Pictures from

Fall 2010 Dries van Noten (Pictures from

Fall 2010 Jenni Kayne (Pictures from

On Models Off Duty-

(Images from and

On the Streets-

If this is a trend that interests you, here are some styling suggestions:

With leather shorts and possibly knee socks-

Tap into the military trend going on right now-

A shirtdress paired with a long cardigan-

Under a sweater-

Paired with high waisted pants-

With a feminine high waisted skirt and a tie-

Put a brooch at the neck instead of a tie. Or you could tie a ribbon in a knot or a bow for a cute tie alternative- velvet is great for evening-

Some different types of collars that would be fun to play with are:

Peter Pan collars- oh so mod!

Tuxedo collars- Perfect for an evening gown alternative!

Contrast collar- White collar/colored body or two different colors, either are cute!


Please note that I don't own the rights to any of these pictures. They are from different sources, many from and

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa:
    I've just discovered your blog today. My name is Xavi and I'm from Spain (excuse me mya poor english). It's nice to see your blog. Congratulations.
    I'v read this post and I'm completly agree with you. I think that buttoned up trend is adorable (in men and women). This is too one of my favorites. I feel an special attraction for this fantastic look.