Collar Me!


Hej Vanilla Family :)

As we head on into March the roadmap out of lockdown comes ever closer! How are you all feeling about it? For me I'm excited, I long to meet up with friends, family and get back to what I love, seeking out those extra fabulous pieces & new brands on my buying trips!

To keep you all in the know, my Yin Yoga is going well! I'm finding my inner calm and getting in positions I thought were impossible! :) 

Following on from my last blog edit I thought I would cover the styles in a bit more depth individually (so I don't blow your mind or bore you to tears!)

XXL Collars are your new season favourite styling trick

So let's take a look at that big collar, those shirts with the exaggerated XXL detail. Let me mention girls! The collared shirt is an investment pieces (the collar is going now where, in fact she's getting bigger, bolder and branching out into knitwear and dresses this Autumn) It's the rise of the vintage, the retro and radiating your personality - your way!

Here's the story behind it:

A prominent collar is nothing new, of course. Sitting somewhere between Peter Pan and sailor-style necklines, it's very pilgrim-esque, a little bit Victoriana and yet feels so right for 2021.
Why? We've embraced a chaste femininity over the past few years, from long hemlines and high necks on prairie dresses to the chintzy florals, further fuelled by last summer's cottagecore trend. It makes sense that we'd become hooked on a playful extension of this sweeping aesthetic.
The beauty of a big collar is that you needn't go all-out vintage. Wear your best knitwear over the top, tuck it into bleached denim, pile on the necklaces and button it over a rollneck when it's a bit nippy. It's a minimum-effort, maximum-gain look for those endless Zoom calls. Bringing fun back into style.
Wear your big collars solo, layered with retro feeling cardies (all hail the cardie) under knitted vests or under sweatshirts.
Here's my favourite looks & big collar style inspo: You can find all our collar loving over on the site under 'Hello New In'
Much Love & Bye for now (til next time)
Lou xx

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