[Trend] The White Collar Club

Simone Rocha AW12 / Antonio Berardi AW12

Back in February I spotted a trend for AW12 from the runways; white collars.  London in particular went crazy for the idea; everyone from Paul Smith to Aquascutum worked it into their outfits.  Over in New York, Victoria Beckham had them all over her collections too... Now that we are creeping into autumn/winter, more and more schoolgirl-style dresses with the collars are popping up, and I love them.

white collar street style snaps via pinterest

The collars are a simple yet effective way to 'man up' an outfit - it keeps up the androgynous look; I'm not a girly girl by any stretch of the imagination and love that I can wear a fairly floaty dress but tone it done with a sharp, crisp collar.  I love the single tone dresses with the look - and for me no one can do these better than Mrs Victoria Beckham, I'm addicted to this dress below.

Atlantic Pacific in her Milly Sweater / Victoria Beckham's Swan Collar Dress (right)

Blair from Atlantic Pacific is one of my biggest style muses - I love her classic yet quirky style.  Love how she's mixed up the white collar look with some bold leopard prints and twill fabrics. In my opinion, this look really needs to be done with good fabrics so shouldn't be scrimped on with rubbish fabrics.  I found this Carven shirt for £92 at The OutNet which I absolutely love (below) and also recently bought this shirt from ASOS and it is an absolutely bargain for £30 - it looks fab underneath my shift dresses and cashmere sweaters and totally nails the look...

also love these by J W Anderson for Topshop (left) and Jaeger Boutique (right)... What do you think?

Finally, these two little stormers are fantastic - in fact I just wish-listed the M Missoni piece, I had received a cheeky tax rebate and think I might treat myself very soon.  The Carven dress is perfect for anyone looking for a brighter colour.  I'm a bit late on the Carven band wagon but have fallen in love with the collection since  Lopez and I did the runway shoot for Pets Pyjamas.  One of the girls was wearing an amazing dress from there, I couldn't take my eyes off it all day!

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Borjana said...

There's nothing I don't adore about this,wow honey!;)

Alexandra said...

I love the preppiness of a strong white collar, especially when paired with a masculine tuxedo-style jacket and a sleek/femme bottom! Loving all of this selection.

Alexandra xo

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