One trend that consistently comes back into vogue in the Fall right around the holidays are jewel- collared blouses. These should be adapted with caution. They were everywhere last Fall and trickled their way down to the discount fast fashion retailers quickly.
The standard for this trend last season was a round neck tank with a thick block of jewels that hugged the collar to the top of the shoulder, similar to the blouse from Macy's private INC label [below].
This season the fresher interpretation of this trend is a piece that utilizes the jewels without making them garish and flashy. This top from Epic Threads [below] is closer to what this trend should look like this season. This blouse mixes two Fall trends, the jewels and ruffles, in a peasant top silhouette in a way that makes just enough of a statement without putting two much emphasis on one trend over the other.
Good news for petite women, but bad news for our lanky gals, this blouse is a children's top. It may seem counter-intuitive, but checking out the children's section in your favorite stores is a great way to find on-trend items for a fraction of the cost, especially if you have a shorter stature and a smaller frame.
Find these tops at Macy's here and here.