September 3, 2012

DIY Do or Don't?

I spotted this Miu Miu collar on Net-a-Porter, and my first reaction was "Ohhh noooo." For a split second I had a lapse of judgement and worried I missed something and people were going to start wearing dickeys over shirts, like the collar toppers popping up for a few seasons now. Reality kicked in, and I saw the styling. My second reaction? "DIY!" It would be easy to chop up a thrifted blouse and get the look of layering, with out the bulk. I pose to you: DIY do or don't?






9 comments:

  1. I like the idea but I think I would want one with a collar. Saw this one in store that I want to try to duplicate without the $50 price tag. It's a great way to have the layering but without having the bulk or being hot.

    The one I want to try to duplicate.... http://www.cosstores.com/Store/Women/Accessories/Mock_shirt/7433-1222828.1#c-3144650

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  2. I remember these from the 80s. It was great for achieving a layered look in a hot climate (TX). However, I could never get them to lay right. It always ended up looking obvious to me. Also, it kind of defeats the true purpose of layering--to be able to remove layers when you need to.

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  3. The idea is nice... but it scares me a little that these are back! I totally made so much fun of my mom when I found her dickey collection from the 80s! Eeeeep!
    xx
    Here&Now

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  4. I think you can skip this one. You would have to have the right fabrics like this look. Also, if your shirt wasn't dark enough, you could see the dickey. Ann

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  5. I'd say it's a DIY Don't. I like taking risks, but this one is a little too out there...

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  6. I would want the warmth of a real shirt.

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  7. I vote DO!!! i am actually thiking of doing this with a white shirt!§! hate the bulk, LOVE the collar!!

    love K

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