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20 DIY Collars That Have Serious Designer Appeal

We like to think of collars as the the exclamation point to every ensemble. They lend personality and serious panache to any given look. They allow us to look prim and polished on those mornings when we hit the snooze button three too many times. And the best part is that they involve little to no styling. Seriously, it’s as easy as “pop that collar” and go! Here are 20 DIYs that will keep you from ever underestimating the power of an ah-mazing collar again.


1. DIY Burberry Inspired Jeweled Trench: Get the much coveted Burberry look by jazzing up the collar of your trench with emerald rhinestones. Watch out Cara Delevingne! (via A Pair + a Spare)

2. Detachable Vintage Glitter Collar Necklace: This ultra glittery collar necklace will serve as a subtle reminder to treat everyday as a mini celebration. (via Cotton + Curls)

3. Bejeweled Collar: Give your oh-so-professional, crisp white button down a much needed makeover with a few Swarovski crystals. From the boardroom to the catwalk… (via Miss Kris)

4. Neon Collar Necklace: Fake it until you make it with this refashioned neon collar necklace that will dress up every top, sweater — you name it! (via A Pair + a Spare)

5. Collar Pop: Behold the quickest and easiest way to jazz up your everyday button down. Simply add some neon duct tape to the trim of your collar and BAM! (via Brit + Co)

6. DIY Collar Tips: A little western, but so chic! Thanks to these gold metal tips, you’ll never be able to look at the collar of your denim shirt the same way again. (via Honestly WTF)

7. Silver Sequined Collar: Thought you were all out of ways to spruce up your basic white tee? Guess again! We suggest blinging it out with a sequined faux Peter Pan collar. (via Brit + Co)

8. DIY Clear Collar Necklace: Sheer meets classic bib necklace with this innovative DIY that is studded to perfection. (via Brit + Co)

9. Leather Collar: There’s no better way to edge up a sweet, printed top than with the accent of a fierce leather collar. (via Stripes + Polka Dots)

10. Preppy Bow and Tassel Collar: Trust us, your collar speaks volumes. This clip-on polka dot and tassel bow reads quirky personality with a killer sense of style. (via Studs + Pearls)

11. DIY Miu Miu Inspired Collar: Breathe new life into the collar of an old men’s shirt by taking style cues from the Miu Miu catwalk. Add whimsical swallows for a detachable collar that is anything but boring. (via Style Hurricane)

12. DIY Glitter Collar: Let’s just say that we’ve found the quintessential collar for every holiday/NYE soirée coming our way! (via Refinery 29)

13. DIY Peter Pan Collar: Scallops, oh my! We’re (literally) swooning over this charming collar and aren’t kidding when we say that we want to incorporate it into our daily uniform. (via Honestly WTF)

14. Metallic Collar: If you loved popping your collar way back when, then you’re going to LOVE this metallic collar even more. (via Brit + Co)

15. Studded Collar Accessory: Rock out in this star-studded collar that you made all by yourself! Rest assured that you’ll be layering it under all of your chunky knit sweaters come fall. (via Sincerely, Kinsey)

16. Pearls and Vintage Rhinestones Collar: Make the collar of your pretty pink blouse even lovelier by adding some faux pearls, vintage rhinestone earrings and unique buttons. (via …love Maegan)

17. DIY Jeweled Collar: Well, here’s a style hack for the books. Use pretty bejeweled earrings or hair clips to adorn the collar of your go-to chambray shirt. (via Nutmegan)

18. Peter Pan Collar Necklace DIY: The only thing better than a Peter Pan collar is a Peter Pan collar necklace. Double the fun, this DIY will allow you to wear your beloved collar all day, everyday! (via A Beautiful Mess)

19. Girly Girl Button Down Collar: Channel your inner girly-girl by flaunting this ultra-feminine lace collar. For good measure, add glam flat-front buttons. (via Runway DIY)

20. Paillette Sequin Collar: So long plain LWD, hello fabulous LWD adorned with gold paillette sequins. Talk about a major style upgrade! (via A Pair + a Spare)

Which DIY collar will you be incorporating into your end-of-summer, early fall wardrobe? Leave a comment below or tweet us a picture of your awesome DIY creation!

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*