Contrast the Collar With Style

Everyone knows that a dress shirt is an essential part of every wardrobe. Once you have established the building blocks of your wardrobe and are ready to begin making more fashion forward purchases, then it is time to revisit the classic dress shirt. At this point, we all own the classic colors of black and white and may even have begun to add some of the hottest fall colors into the mix. Now, its time to embrace the next frontier in dress shirts: the contrast collar and cuff. If you are looking to brighten up your wardrobe and provide some interest, this is definitely the way to go. I found several great options on my last trip to New York and Company. They were featured as part of a New York Deal and I was able to pick them up for $24 a piece.

the contrast collar and cuff

The great thing about selecting a dress shirt with a contrast collar or cuff is that it truly lends itself to every social situation. You can of course pair your contrast collar dress shirt with a pair of trousers for an office ready look. You can also pair your contrast collared dress shirt with a dark washed denim and be ready for Casual Friday. Finally, if you pair your contrast cuffed dress shirt with a pair of distressed capris, then you are ready for a day with the girls. The trick to dressing down the dress shirt is to roll the sleeves up and button them into a french cuff in order to expose the contrasting fabric and give it a quirky feel.

Building your fashionable wardrobe begins with the accumulation of the basic pieces, and then evolves with the addition of the necessary fashion pieces to bring you into the current season. The contrast collar shirt will serve as that must have fashion piece that will bring you into the current season.

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About @mfashforward

I am a fashion obsessed working mom of twin teenagers. I have spent my career in the retail industry dressing others on a daily basis. Now, I must strike a delicate balance by remaining fashion forward and having my teenagers still acknowledge my existence. Follow me on a journey into my fashion world.

Posted on December 19, 2012, in Affordable, Bargain Shopping, Fall, Fashion, Fashion Trends, Shopping, Style, Stylist, What I Wore Wednesday, Wordless Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. I love that shirt. The contrasting cuffs and collar really make the difference.

  2. Thanks for sharing the tips! I post a wordless Wednesday Linky if you would like to check it out. 😉

    Also thanks for hopping by and linking up at Thumping Thursdays. We hope to see you again tomorrow! 😉

  3. Blog hopping – love this shirt!

  4. My daughter’s choir concert was last night. There were told to wear black skirts and white tops. I wish I’d seen this last week. We had a hard time finding a white shirt that was dressy enough and also unique in some way.
    ♡ Jill

  5. Love the contrast cuff idea but really love the lace contrast cuff you have in the photo!!

    I hope you’re having a great week my dear!
    Thank you so much for linking up to last week’s Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I’m following you.

    If you have time, we’d love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven’t already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway and celebrate the coming weekend with us!


    Jean {What Jean Likes}

  6. Hi Leslie,
    Thank you for linking up to Thumping Thursdays blog hop.


  7. great detailing. Thanks for being part of Wardrobe Wednesday and a very Merry Christmas to you.

  8. hi, i following the “thumping thursday” blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    new follower bev

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