April 7, 2021News
If the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘collar’ is a dog, then we can forgive you. For years they were a fairly fringe accessory in the world of fashion. They’ve made the occasional reappearance through trends like the Peter Pan collar, but this is the first time they have become a trend in their own right. Gone are the days when collars were kept for fancy dresses. They’re now official in the mainstream of fashion and it’s time for you to jump on the bandwagon.
The collars that we are seeing everywhere in fashion aren’t the dainty sort that you would put on your dog. Oh, no. The larger the collar, the better! We want collars that make a statement, that have ruffles and sequins. The sort of collars that you spot across a room and that make your outfit.
Ironically, you can thank Zoom for this one. During the pandemic, working from home became the norm and all the attention focused on whatever clothing you could see on the tiny zoom screen. You can add a collar over almost any outfit to make it look instantly elevated and to make it appear as you haven’t just rolled out of bed. It’s also a trend that celebrities like Harry Styles have been pushing for several seasons now.
Collars are a world away from the low-cut silhouettes that we’re used to seeing from designer brands. Yet, Gucci and Miu Miu are at the frontline of the collar trend, creating pilgrim inspired collars for their ready-to-wear collections. If you’re looking for a more affordable way of buying into this trend, check out Ganni.
Another way we could look at the collar trend is to line it up with the rise in modest dressing. Everyone has their own styling preference, and the world of blogging and social media influencers is bringing attention to the idea of modest dressing. Adding a collar to your rotating wardrobe allows you to take almost any neckline and make it more modest for a ladylike look. Do you think this trend marks the start of modest fashion entering the mainstream?
With the collar trend, you have two options. You can make a statement with a separate collar from brands like Maison Cleo that you can mix and match with pieces already in your closet. You can think of these collars like any other accessories and wear them like a necklace over your favourite t-shirt, dress, or blouse.
The easiest way of experimenting with the trend is to buy a blouse with an exaggerated collar. This style is what you’re most likely to see other people wear as it’s more wearable than a dress, and you can style it down with jeans and a pair of sneakers. No two collars are ever the same. You can have a collar with scallop edges or an elevated look with lace. If you’re looking for a mid-price option, check our Arket for their collared jumpers.
What do you think of the collar trend? Are you jumping on the bandwagon?
Did the word ‘Zoom’ exist in our vocabulary before the pandemic? After COVID-19 made us all quarantine inside and switch the office for working from home, Zoom became our principal method of communication with the world outside our front door. You might feel like you’re living in Groundhog Day, with one Zoom call after another.
The first time you hear the phrase ‘Y2K’ it might stop you in your tracks. The name simply refers to the year 2000, focusing on the trends of the early 2000s up until 2010. Why are the trends back so soon? Usually, most fashion trends work on a twenty-year cycle as one generation grows up and sees the clothing style of the previous one. The Y2K trend has been made popular by Generation Z, who have come to love the trends they were too young to appreciate as children. There are Instagram accounts with hundreds of thousands of followers, dedicated to posting y2k fashion inspiration.
Refreshing your wardrobe every season can be expensive. More of us than ever are choosing to build capsule wardrobes and take a vow of minimalism. Unless you’ve got the budget of a Hadid or a Kardashian, it’s unlikely you can buy into every fashion trend. Thankfully, trends are like boomerangs that eventually come back around.
Tonal styling has been one of the biggest trends in recent seasons, with no sign of slowing down. While colour blocking was the ‘it’ trend of the 2010s, the tonal dress is the breakout style for this decade. Dressing from head-to-toe in one tonal shade is an art form. It’s a way of making any outfit look instantly chic and it’s a styling tip that you can use any time of the year. It’s a bold statement, especially if you decide to go with a vibrant colour like red or fuchsia pink. The tonal dress is effortless glamour and sophistication, making even your gym gear look more elevated. We’ve rounded up our tips for dressing in one colour in this handy guide to help you master the trend.