Trendy Tuesday: Contrast-Collar Button Downs


With winter heading out and spring beginning to blossom, it can be stressful to find pieces that transition well between seasons, are in style, and most importantly - are functional! Luckily, button-downs will always have your back. As we have all seen, button-downs come in all manner of cut, color, and style - and include a variety of embellishments and sleeve lengths - one trend we at Top Buttons are loving for spring: the contrast-collar button-down.

Like any other button-down, it can be dressed up or down - and don't shy away from statement necklaces or other impressive jewelry!

Dressy? Check. Silky? Check.  This gorgeous number can be found at ASOS, although at a steep $64 price


On a budget? We are too. This sweet color-blocked sleeveless top from Forever 21 won't break the bank at just under $20


Last tip for this trend? Buttoning it all the way to the top keeps the structure of the collar and shows off your stunning new trend (looks like Top Buttons is no joke!)

Have a lovely Trendy Tuesday!


Ways to Wear: Preppy in Pink


It is no surprise that pink is associated with girliness. What may come as a surprise is that by adding or altering garments and accessories, a preppy look can go from casual to classy or take on a unique edge.

In the photo above, we added a moto jacket to break up the softness of the look. Any garment with texture can break up an outfit, but a black moto jacket does THIS style justice. Here are a few jacket options:

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If you are simply wanting to accomplish a preppy look, the button down is ALWAYS the way to go. Here we have a pant that correlates with the button down and a basic flat to pull the look together. Also, notice the necklace? We have it on the outside of the collar instead of hiding away under the shirt. A necklace with such detail deserves to been seen, so just tuck the chain under the collar and let the necklace do the rest!


Now completing an outfit does not always mean you have to wear the "whole nine yards". But adding a belt will not only dress up the look, it showcase a more classy approach to the prep style. So always remember, even the slightest change or alteration you make to an outfit can transform your look!

Button Down | Pants | Flats | Belt | Necklace

Photo Credit: Beth Carter Photography

How To Wear The Collar Necklace


Are you a secret admirer of the collar necklace trend? Have you wanted to rock it but, didn’t quite know how? Well this is the article for you! Here are a few tricks to styling this popular statement piece. 1. Collar necklaces look great paired with crew necks. They give the illusion of being a collar, hence the name “collar necklace.” They can transform your average t-shirt or sweater from plain to chic.


2. Collar necklaces look great worn under a collar. They can be the statement piece that you were looking for to add that “little something” to your button up blouses.


3. Collar necklaces look great with layers! Pair a collared shirt with a crew neck sweater and add the necklace under the collar. Top it off with a blazer and it looks even more sophisticated!


Collar necklaces come in a variety of colors, materials, and patterns. Having a couple on hand to mix and match with your outfits is a great investment. They are an inexpensive accessory that have the ability to truly “make” an outfit. Want more collar necklace inspiration? No fear, I created a pinterest board devoted to the trend on our Top Button’s Pinterst account here. Enjoy!


Happy Styling!


*A similar necklace to the one pictured above can be found here.