Accessorize your collar | 4 ways

Monday style button up white shirt

” Independent, athletic, and confident, the Gibson girl was also pretty and feminine, illustrating some of the contradictions of modern womanhood at the turn of the twentieth century. The Gibson girl was important for several reasons.She depicted the modern woman, known popularly as the “new woman,” at a time when more women gained independence, began to work outside the home, and sought the right to vote and other rights. The Gibson girl had a real influence on the fashions of the time, as the illustrations were widely published and imitated from around 1890 until 1910. “

Quote from “Fashion, Costume and Culture” by Sara and Tom Pedengast

Back from holiday… It`s been a while since I posted, but I love the idea of being offline for a while. Running again, hiking, exploring the beautiful and sunny Lake District, more time for going to the gym, putting together new outfits, experimenting with new desserts.

Today`s inspiration is the Gibson girl and her shirtwaist. The white button up is a staple piece everyone should have in their wardrobe. It`s easy to style and screams elegance. Because a simple  button down was too mainstream, I picked up a white shirtwaist with black stripes.

Here is how I chose to style the collar.

1. The collar necklace clip/ brooch – when you don`t feel like wearing a proper necklace, a small collar clip will be a perfect idea. You can find it on or in jewelry shops. I got mine from Avon and it was not expensive at all. The pearls and the gold chains are so classy.

2. The bow – either you go for a massive or a small size, this accessory will never be out of style. The brown suede is my kind of “the new black”. Suede was really in trend for last spring/summer but for me, the  bohemian (Coachella) vibes are a must on a daily basis. Good vibes only !

3. Pins- Yes, please ! And as many, as you can. Pins become popular again for the spring season 2016.I have seen them in Zara, Topshop, Newlook shop, online at Asos and all over the Instagram accounts. This trend reminds me of the “flower power” age, embroidery, floral prints and sunny days.

4. Geometric  shapes – when you are in doubt, wear gold triangles. This elegant accessory will spice up easily any outfit without spending too much time to create it.  Geometric patterns, prints, and accessories – the style of integrals and equations; who says mathematics and fashion do not collide?

collar necklace gold pearls

collar gold accessory

collar gold accessory

Vest& Shirt: Shein | Shorts: H&M |Belt: Primark| Boots: Mango

stylish happy


  1. February 3, 2017 / 9:42 AM

    What a fantastic way to create new looks in a simple way just adjusting the collars! Love those cheerful pins:)

  2. May 29, 2016 / 3:05 PM

    Hi Catalina,

    The pins and the geometric shapes are my favorite ones. I really love the whole outfit and how you did an awesome mix and match. Beautiful scenery as well that compliments your outfit. You look gorgeous!


    • Catalina
      June 7, 2016 / 9:12 PM

      Zariaaaa thanks so much ! The pins are my favorite too. Greeting from the sunny Lake District <3

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