Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shop the Trend: Collar ID

You and Peter Pan have a lot in common. You're both leaders of a gang, best friends with a fairy, and you seem to have lost your shadow...

Nope, never mind. You two have nothing in common. Except the uncanny ability to work a seriously stylish collar.

Lucky for you, embellished collars are no longer reserved for hot, young celebrities and runway models. Below, we've rounded up seven options, all in different finishes, to help you rock this trend without spending a fortune.

Give it a try. We promise, you'll be Hooked.


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Give drab style the cold shoulder in this rhinestone-studded blouse from Lush. Homecoming Boutique owner Emilie Fuji returns from a major buying trip today, and she's got suitcases full of goodies, including these chiffon tops in pink, purple and cream.
$40, Homecoming Boutique, 1191 Bethel St.
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This PaulNKC dress looks quite similar to this one by Kate Spade, but without the $548 price tag. We recommend keeping the belt simple and letting the collar do all the talking.
$49, House of Aria, 1140 Bethel St. Belt, stylist's own.
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Maison Scotch's classic button down shirt gets a sprinkling of fairy dust with a sequin collar that's still office-appropriate.
$115, Nordstrom, Ala Moana Center, and online.
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Skulls aren't just for pirates. Rock this Lush high-low blouse with leggings for an edgy weekend look.
$45, LMS Boutique, 2909 Lowrey Ave.
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Get more bang for your buck with a collar necklace that can be worn over multiple tops. Pair it with a simple button down shirt, or even a neon tee, for an unexpected twist.
$22, Bamboo Sky, 401 Kamakee St., and online.
Lei Chic Metallic Beads
Go for the gold in a Marineblu chiffon shirt with metallic beading. This top is 15 percent off if you snag it before Sunday, and new shipments in black and navy are on the way.
$48, Basique Threads, Ward Warehouse.
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Silver and white pearls add a touch of sweet elegance to this sleeveless chiffon top. Dress it up with a pair of tuxedo pants for evening, or wear it with colored shorts during the day.
$59.90, Zara blouse with pearls, available online.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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