Mamas, there's fun, 60's Mod vibe afoot. I love it. And one of the hallmarks? Yup – the Peter Pan collar. Retailers are currently stocking a range of Peter Pan collared blouses, tees and sweaters (remember M's adorable pullover from J.Crew?)….but I'm kinda loving the Peter Pan collar. As in, just the collar. A detachable Peter Pan collar. Why?
Well….it's slightly more cost-effective and versatile…but I just really like the way it dramatically changes the look of my t-shirt & jeans uniform.
Besides, the collars are totally mom-friendly (unless you find a jewel-encrusted one, they are soft enough for babywearing) and just look so…cute? But in the coolest possible way? Cute-cool? Is that a thing? Gag. Let's go with…charming insouciance. BAM.
After lots (and lots and lots) of searching, I fell in love with Very Vague's detachable Peter Pan collars. They are simple, hand-made, and gorgeous. She was kind enough to send me a black one and a plain white one to try….but she also makes fab patterned collars. Polka dot, anyone? And at $18 a pop, they are an easy way to transform the daily mom-i-form.
Here are the three very mom-friendly ways I've been wearing my Peter Pan collars…..
With Jeans and a Tee
These collars look amazing with virtually all of my crew-neck tees. From a styling perspective, I really liked the faded denim (too keep it casual), and chic ankle boots to make the look sophisticated and modern.
With Military Touches
Personally, I can't get enough of the sweet-tough combo of Peter Pan collars and military-inspired pieces. If you have a pair of camo pants or army boots, it's time to bust 'em out!
A quirky sweater helps to bridge the gap.
There's a Go Team! vibe that also pretty big this fall, and I've been loving it with anything 60's mod (Peter Pan collars, skinny stovepipe pants, A-line mini skirts). A traditional baseball tee would also be really cute here. And any outfit that looks cute with my Chucks is a win in my book.
What do you think, Mamas? Could you rock a Peter Pan collar? I'm loving it…but my mom said she was going to pass. I think this trend does skew a bit young for Grandmas. But what about the rest of you? Is there an age cap? (And be nice…I'm going to be thirty-freaking-seven in a few months….)