2 Ways To Dress Up A Collared Shirt

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2 Ways To Dress Up A Collared Shirt
This season, designers are adding flair to traditional collared shirts, and in a few easy steps, you can take your old button-downs to the next level.

For a stamped collar, pick out three shades of fabric paint that look fun together. Of course you’ll need a collared shirt and lastly, you’ll need your trusty number 2’s. Yes, grab box of pencils; you’ll use the eraser as a polka dot stamp.

Lay the shirt front-side up to reveal the top of the collar. Then shake up your fabric paint, pour out a small amount and begin the process of dabbing your eraser and stamping dots on the collar. 

Once you have enough polka dots in one color, switch to the other shades. Make sure you use a new pencil with each color. Side note: you don’t want to be heavy handed with the paint either; if you have too much on your eraser, blot excess paint on a napkin.

After dipping, blotting and stamping to your liking, all you have to do is let the paint dry before wearing your fun new shirt. 

For more of a rock n’ roll vibe, grab a mixed pack of metal studs from the craft store. Go for a variety of shapes and finishes. 

Now, all you have to do is slip the stud prongs through the top of your collar and fold them back. Insider tip: Save your fingers by using a popsicle stick to bend the pins. You can’t really go wrong when placing studs, but we’re just embellishing the tips for this look. Now, all you have to do is slip the stud prongs through the top of your collar and fold them back. Insider tip: Save your fingers by using a popsicle stick to bend the pins. You can’t really go wrong when placing studs, but we’re just embellishing the tips for this look. 
For literally only a few dollars, you can create both of these fun, collar-popping looks.
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Add some flair to your button-up without even popping your collar. In a few easy steps, you can take your top to the next level with this fun DIY project. All it takes is a few bucks and little creativity to pull this look off. Check out both of these fashionable collar looks and create the one that works best for you!

Click the gallery above for step-by-step instructions for collar-popping looks.

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