Through my many years of working in fashion I’ve realised a few things. One, I don’t have to embrace every new trend even if they’re popular (yes, I mean you low-rise jeans). Two, the most dedicated fandom is the Croc lover, and nothing and no one will ever change that. And three, if you want to look expensive, the secret is in the neckline. Trust me.
A big claim it may be, but I truly believe that a neckline holds more power than we give it credit for. The difference between a simple racer vest and its square-necked sibling is the easiest example of this. The extra thought of a more unique neckline adds an instant elevated feel that translates seamlessly to an overall expensive look. That’s not to say you’re racer vest goes out of business, but every piece has its role and occasion. The relaxed racer and a pair of denim shorts is my blueprint for running errands in the summer, but if you’re looking for something extra, and you don’t have the funds to splurge on high designer items, you can certainly still look the part.
Not only do these particular designs look more expensive, but they add a point of difference. A striking one-shoulder or an elegant halterneck can take even the simplest basics to new heights. And it isn’t just tops I’m referring to. For dresses, jumpsuits and even cosy jumpers, these fresh necklines will instantly upgrade your style. So for the minute, let’s sidebar the sweetheart, give the v-neck some time off, and allow the round neck to rest and recoup after working so hard for so many years. For now, we’re celebrating 5 specific necklines (yep, there’s plenty to choose from), that always look expensive, no matter the price point. Come on, I’ll show you.