Color with Collars

This editorial caught my eye because the outfits are mostly based on simple clean lines and the color palate is very basic and predictable for fall. The attention grabbing factor here comes from the beautiful and eye catching colored accessories such as gloves and handbags along with simple collars. There are ultra bright bags or gloves in this editorial such as orange and reds but also more subdued sorbet-like shades such as mint and strawberry. Color for fall is unusual but it can put a smile on your face because color can lighten up your dark days. The best way to add color is through accessories and keeping your outfits on a more neutral, earthy or black and white side because accessories are easier to maintain, last longer, more affordable (depending on where you shop) and very easy to play mix-and-match with various outfits from your closet. Rachel Zoe’s “Zoe Report” for today focussed on the beauty of adding bright colored accessories to your ensemble and featured a beautiful citrusy yellow hued Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci Leather Clutch.

Colorful Bags on the Fall 2011 Runway

I absolutely love how the colored accessories here are paired with collars and the details on the outfits are simple but still interesting. I love the delicate simple slits, sharper high-low hemlines, not so structured peplum, punched out cut-outs on the collar, textured sleeves and other details that inject a modern sophisticated appeal to the outfits. I found a DIY for the collar that’s close to the collar that you see in the first picture. Take a look at the picture below. Click here for details on how to make this collar. 

Looks pretty easy to make, don’t you think?  If you do try, let me know how it turned out. Would you try colorful bags and gloves with collars?  Would love to hear from you.
D la Repubblica October 2011
Shot by: Johan Sandberg
Styling by: Roberta Rusconi
Model: Kristy Kaurova

Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day

~ Giorgio Armani


Heel in Mint

  63 comments for “Color with Collars

  1. Jay
    November 9, 2011 at 6:58 am

    simple and elegant. 😀

  2. November 9, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I love your articles!!!!!
    Amazing choice of pictures and the collage has great colorful handbags!
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    Hope to see you again soon !!! Have a wonderful day!

  3. November 9, 2011 at 8:38 am

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  4. November 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Beautiful photos!

  5. November 9, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I miss those collars days.

  6. November 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I love adding interest with accessories – great post x

  7. November 9, 2011 at 10:34 am

    I really like all the colourful bags and gloves and I totally do agree with the fact that accessories are so important when getting dressed 🙂

  8. November 9, 2011 at 10:38 am

    So many gorgeous bags and the pastel coloured gloves look so very stylish.

  9. November 9, 2011 at 11:26 am

    These outits are so great and chic. Lovely photos.
    Nice post as always.

  10. November 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I love a splash of color and accessories is always a good place to start!

    Chic ‘n Cheap Living

  11. November 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    I love colourful bags! But I can do without the collars and gloves.

  12. November 9, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Very elegant but very very think. Kisses.

  13. November 9, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    the shoot is amazing!

  14. November 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Ooh, I love those mint-green gloves in the first picture. And that plum-colored purse in the last picture. Have a great day!

  15. November 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Great editorial, I love collars <3

  16. November 9, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Thank you so much for following my blog. I’m following you too!!

  17. November 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Wow! i need to make a collar like this!

  18. November 10, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Very classy collection! I am in love with that 40-50th hair style.
    hugs from New York,
    Ask Erena

  19. November 10, 2011 at 4:14 am

    awesome coulours and style! love the 3d picture the most!

    Inside and OPutside Blog

  20. November 10, 2011 at 5:58 am

    what do you think of the model’s hair? my fave looks are the neutral outfit with the ruffles, & the all black outfit with the yellow gloves.

  21. November 10, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Teddi, I love the model’s hair. It’s very creative and same goes for the makeup. The styling for the outfits and the colorful accessories caught my eye so I focussed on these aspects more. I love the ruffle one too. 🙂

  22. November 10, 2011 at 7:35 am

    thanks so muck for your sweet comment, i loved your blog! and i might try to make that collar 🙂
    you’re lucky to live in US, i’m a travel addicted and USA is in the top of my list.
    i’m following you, i’d be a pleasure if you followed me back 🙂

  23. November 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Very nice photoshoot!

  24. November 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Wonderful looks huh!

  25. November 10, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    amazing editorial! love the styling 🙂


  26. November 10, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I love her hairstyle, the Fendi & Blumarine Bag! This collar is just so cute =)

  27. November 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Gorgeous editorial and that collar is so cute! <3


  28. November 10, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    love her hair!

  29. November 11, 2011 at 2:12 am

    I would definitely try colored bags, gloves and those collars. I think these styles are classic and gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. 😀

  30. Amy
    November 11, 2011 at 4:54 am

    I do have accessories and gloves in all different colors and wear them allover the place. Color adds real depth to life I think . . .

  31. November 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

    wow amazing stylings 🙂

  32. November 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    These outfits are amazing & I love the colors!

    (I’ll follow you now, maybe follow back ?)


  33. November 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I have never worn a beautiful collar like that one. It’s so dainty and elegant. I would love to see if I could pull it off! 🙂

  34. November 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Wow. All of those pieces in the photos are so… STRONG! Strong yet elegant. Does it get any better than that? Come by sometime! Gearing up for a giveaway! Best regards! xo

  35. November 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    thank you! ♥
    i really love all this beautiful pictures 🙂

  36. November 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    this is a trend i definitely love!!! peter pan collars so sweet and chic!
    love and kiss,mary

  37. November 12, 2011 at 1:55 am

    Gorgeous images.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Smile loads.

  38. November 12, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Great pictures for great ideas in this blog.
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  39. November 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    colars and gloves i want to try
    it will look so much like Mad Men and Pan Am style
    have a fashionable weekend

    The Dolls Factory

  40. November 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Such a great post 😀 ^^

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  41. November 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    nice that you shared, it’s a wonderful editorial. i love the vintage feel and it matches the pictures’ filter too. the bags are great!

  42. November 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you for following dear!! Follow you too!!


  43. November 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Indeed, the colour of this editorial is perfectly styled. I’d say it’s a mix of modern and retro for me, while a perfect balance of style and colour 🙂

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  44. November 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    thank you so much ♥

  45. November 13, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing- I love a colorful bag 🙂

  46. November 13, 2011 at 2:50 am

    this editorial is RIGHT ON TREND!! I am in love with the 40s innocence and glamour fused together- the gloves are adorable. You must share how you made the collar 😀

  47. November 13, 2011 at 3:26 am

    Thanks everyone!

    Cecylia, here are the instructions for the collar 🙂–diy-peter-pan-collar-13073.html

  48. November 13, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    lovely !

  49. November 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

    love this post

  50. November 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    love the pics in this editorial!

  51. November 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    stunning. i love dramatic collars. adore this post, love. i hope you had a fabulous weekend. I have a brand new fash trend report, I’d love to hear what you think. xo

  52. November 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Oh loving it!!

    Have a great week.

  53. November 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm
  54. November 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Hellooo…This is an awesome post.

    The colors of those bags are fab!

    Also thanks for the nice comment. 🙂



  55. November 15, 2011 at 12:32 am
  56. November 15, 2011 at 3:08 am

    This is so cool and I’m really happy bright colors are in. I saw that Rachel Zoe report, too 🙂 I like the DYI color. I’ve been seeing so many black dresses lately with that same classic white coller. Nice post, love all the pics with the retro style hair!


  57. November 15, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    Love colored bags all year around but it’s nice to see more of that in the Winter. Sometimes it gets so dreary and we all need a little dose of color!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  58. November 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Gorgeous editorial and genius use of colors! Perfection.

    <3 Marina

  59. November 16, 2011 at 7:28 am

    i have the best intentions of one day doing a diy. but i actually just bought a shirt with a peter pan collar and a collar necklace instead. i’m lazy, what can i say. love the ruffled blouse in the one pictures- the top looks leather. i’m dying. so pretty.

  60. November 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    wow!! Love the pics, amazing editorial!!

  61. November 16, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    nice hair 🙂

  62. November 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    that first one is my fav!

    xoxo navy & orange

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