Thursday, December 12, 2013

DIY Jeweled Collar

Guys, I have made a great fashion discovery. And it was entirely accidental...

Multicolored jeweled hairclips worn on chambray shirt as collar jewelry

Picture it, Florida, December 2013.* I have just brushed my teeth, and I am laying out my clothes for work the next day. I clip my earrings onto my shirt so I won't forget them in the morning. (I am not a morning person. I've been known to walk out the door missing essential accessories  glasses, belt...) I glance at the shirt, and I gasp. (You see where I'm going with this, don't you? Yeah, that first picture kind of ruined the suspense...and the title.) Yes, friends, I had accidentally given my plain chambray shirt a fabulous jeweled collar!

And now, I will share my secrets with you.

Step one: acquire a collared shirt.

Chambray shirt with buttoned up collar
Step two: Acquire some sparkly earnings and/or hair clips.

Sparkly statement earrings and hair clips
Step three: Combine!

Golden floral gemstone earrings as DIY jeweled collar
Black gem and gold hair clip as collar brooch
Vintage rhinestone statement earrings as collar clips / jeweled collar
The possibilities are endless! Cheapo hair clips? Yes. Modern post earrings? Yes. Priceless vintage clip-on earrings? Yes! Yes! Yes! There are no limits! The excitement is making me dizzy!

Image 1: H & M hair clips (a few years ago)
Image 2: Old Navy chambray shirt (current)
Image 3: My earrings and hair clips
Image 4: JCPenney post earrings (a few years ago)
Image 5: Banana Republic hair clip (a few years ago)
Image 6: Vintage screw back earrings
Image 7: Banana Republic post earrings (fall 2013, sold out online)
Image 8: Image 1 again, because it's freakin' fabulous.

* I watch a lot of Golden Girls.