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As avid fashion mavens, shoppers, and trend watchers, we’ve always heard that “less is more.” Sometimes we take that into consideration (ie: the simple yet iconic little black dress, the moderate use of bronzer), while other times we tend to throw that mantra to the wayside for the sake of fashion risks – for better or worse (ie: denim-on-denim ensembles, sequined leopard print). The latest trend in blouses, the embellished collar, appeals to both our love of conservative-chic pieces and our undeniable temptation to rebel.
The result is an overall look that’s sophisticated with just the right injection of some strategically-placed attitude and flair. With a simple, buttoned-up silhouette, the style is preppy and polished, but then gets a healthy dose of modern edge with the help of studs, sequins, rhinestones, beading, and even spikes to keep the look from appearing too uptight. Pair with some cut-off shorts to really flaunt that good-meets-bad-gal vibe, or tuck into a flouncy skirt for a look that even Serena van der Woodsen would likely sign off on. Check out my favorite picks in the links below!
From left to right: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Crystal-embellished Silk Shirt, Total Stud Blouse at Nasty Gal, Warehouse Embellished Collar Shell Top, and Sparkle & Fade Studded Collar Oversized Blouse.