Fall Trend: The Peter Pan Collar (And Three Easy Ways To Style It)




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


(wearing: Black Peter Pan Collar c/o Very Vague, Stylemint Tee, Abercrombie Mid-Rise Super Skinnies, Clarks Leather Booties)

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


(wearing: White Peter Pan Collar c/o Very Vague, J.Crew Heart Sweater – tons on eBay, Madewell shorts, Mia Buckaroo Boots – similar here, Wilster Cotton Anorak) 

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.


Hello Sportsfans


(wearing: White Peter Pan Collar c/o Very Vague, Original Retro Brand Redwings Tee, Vince Ponte Knit Pants, Chucks) 

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….)