What is it, exactly, about a strong collar? Is it the sense of authority, a nod to clergymen and First Ladies? Or perhaps nostalgia for throwback 1950s styles? Whatever it is, I'm a huge fan, and could not believe my luck when I scored this top secondhand. I wore it with jeans the first couple times, but it's also, I discovered, the perfect companion to this old stripe skirt. (As well as these earrings; I can't believe how well they match!) There's something about ladylike black and white that I just don't think I'll ever tire of.
Top: Aqua c/o thredUP, $26 (similar below)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Skirt: boutique c/o, old (same, similar)
Coat: boutique c/o, old (similar, similar, similar)
Shoes: Charles David c/o (same, similar)
Purse: Marc Jacobs/Saks Off 5th, $288 (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Skirt is 5 years ago. Shoes are 4 years ago. Coat is 3 years ago. Purse is 1 year ago. Top and earrings are new.