This Season’s Best Collar Necklaces for Under $60
Posted on: November 27, 2014 /
Double your pleasure, double your collar. No matter which city we’re in (or which street style slideshows we’re flipping through), we’re seeing collar necklaces on girls whether they’re wearing a shirt with an actual collar or they’re looking to adorn their bare d©colletage. While we love the high-fashion versions from Chanel and Dior, we don’t think it’s a great idea to drop your entire paycheck — or gross annual income — on something that’s as trendy as a Peter Pan collar necklace. Instead, we scoured our favorite online spots to find great picks that’ll give you the designer look without taking the shirt right off your back. We’ll be the first to admit that some of these necklaces are so pretty you might want to step out sans top just to show off your new collar, but resist the urge to bare it all for your bling.
Urban Outfitters Blair collar necklace
Dolce & Gabbana
As seen at: Dolce & Gabbana and Oscar de la Renta
Our pick: Blair Collar Necklace ($29), available at Urban Outfitters
A big trend we saw on the runways was opulence. Dresses came down the runway embroidered and beaded so intricately that we feared for the seamstress’ vision and finger dexterity. Get the look of intense intricacy with mixed metallics all in one piece with this standout collar necklace. It’s sweet, rounded Peter Pan shape will go with anything from simple tank tops and tees — nothing is more chic than throwing on a huge statement-making necklace over a super-simple outfit a la Jennifer Aniston — to white collared shirts and office-appropriate staples.
Hive & Honey hinged collar necklace
As seen at: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Thierry Mugler
Our pick: Hive & Honey Hinged Collar Necklace ($30), available at Piperlime
Not all collar necklaces are about sweet sparkle. We love the sleek Bladerunner vibe of this gilt option from one of Piperlime’s in-house brands. We’d love to see it peeking out from under a white collared shirt or standing on its own with a dress or a Fall-ready knit. It’s simple, striking look will set you apart from the usual selection of blinged-out baubles you’ll find elsewhere.
ASOS Multi Chain Rounded Collar Necklace
Trend: Feminine and dainty
As seen at: Badgley Mischka, Vera Wang, Behnaz Serafpour
Our pick: ASOS Multi-Chain Rounded Collar Necklace ($21.11), available at ASOS
If you’re more about femininity than futurism, there are plenty of options for that, too.
For simplicity and all around girliness, there’s no reason to spend a lot when you can get the look from ASOS (one of our favorite places to snag trendy items without one bit of buyer’s remorse). Their layered chain necklace glimmers and sparkles with your every move, so we suggest paring down on your other accessories and letting this collar take the spotlight. It’s also got an adjustable chain in the back so you can wear it as high up or low as you want, making it one of the most versatile necklaces of the bunch.
Anthropologie Sparked Agate Bib Necklace
Trend: Mixed media
As seen at: Rachel Zoe, Chanel, Gucci, Versace
Our pick: the Sparkle Agate Bib Necklace ($58), available at Anthropologie
Mixing metals? It’s easy when a piece has gold, silver and an array of multi-hued bobs and beads on it. We love the luxe bohemian look of this Anthropologie piece, which would go perfectly with any of the pieces from the Versace runway or one of Rachel Zoe’s ’70s-inspired pantsuits. The green agate lends it a luxe air, meaning it’ll go great with your casual outfits and after-hours cocktail frocks without skipping a beat. It’s a true fashion multi-tasker that makes a huge statement with minimal effort.
Urban Outfitters leather collar necklace
Rag & Bone
As seen at: Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang
Our pick: Leather Collar Necklace ($28), available at Urban Outfitters
If you’re more into leather than the lacier options we’ve chosen, this tough-meets-sweet pick from Urban Outfitters blends the biker staple with a more feminine scalloped shape. The black, inky necklace is a sharp shift from the more traditional jewelry looks of our other picks, which means it’ll turn heads no matter what you pair it with. And if you don’t want to invest in one of the season’s biggest trends, combine two of the most prominent — leather and the collar necklace — in this one affordable piece.
Photos courtesy Style.com, ASOS, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and Piperlime