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If you are a mom craving an easy yet conservative fashion-forward style to wear, the latest trend of embellished shirt collars is your answer. From rhinestones, sequins, studs or pearls, a collar treatment is the easiest way to glam up an outfit. Here are simple ways moms can wear this fun, fashionable embellished trend.
Pair bling collars with jeans
The first choice for moms is to wear an embellished collar shirt with your favorite jeans. Make sure your jeans are plain — no rips or added details, the collar is the star here.
Try a button down style like the Ann Taylor Bejeweled Collar Perfect Button Down Shirt (AnnTaylor.com, $50).
Wear it to work with a black pencil skirt
A fancy collar shirt worn with a black pencil skirt makes a chic look for the office. If your office is more conservative, add a blazer to tone down the effect.
You can also look for dresses with jewels or designs around the collar like the Embellished Collar Brushed Ponte Shift Dress from Loft (Loft.com, $90) This look can go from day to night too, so plan happy hour or date night when you wear it!
Another option? Find a shirt with a bejeweled button placket like Arden B's Bejeweled Trim Shirt (ArdenB.com, $59).
Moms' night out with skinny pants
For a fun night out dancing with the girls, wear a bling collar top with skinny black pants or jeans. Choose a flowy, sheer style for added sexiness. Put on your favorite stiletto heels and hit the town! Again, it is a great look to feel stylish yet "mom-friendly" at the same time.
For an edgier look, try an embellished top that has studs on the collar like Forever 21's Studded Collar Sleeveless Shirt (Forever21.com, $23) or the Studded Collar Shirt in Blue Jewel (Forever21.com, $20).
If your hair goes past your shoulders, try wearing it up if you wear an embellished collar top. This way, you can show off the look! Remember to keep jewelry to a minimum since the embellishments become your jewelry. Earrings should be studs — chandelier or hoop earrings will be too distracting. Finally, try wearing these styles buttoned up all the way to show off the line of jewels.