Right so, we know that when you spend all day in school uniform, putting on another shirt at the weekend might feel about as appealing as spending your Saturday in science goggles trying to understand the rock cycle. But shut up and scroll, because you have never seen prettier collars than these in your life.  

From cheeky embroidered touches to dazzling embellishment, this season the collar is really sticking its neck out. And even better, there are loads of detachable options to jazz up all the tops and dresses that are already in your wardrobe – genius.

So hollerrr for the internet’s best collars. Doing your top button up has never been so appealing.

Lash life

Blue shirt

So cute, so much easier to apply than falsies.

Blue shirt, £19.99, Zara


Wings of love

Hummingbird collar

A little bird told us this collar was amazing, and we said “yes little bird, you are correct.”

Hummingbird detachable collar, £12, ASOS


Power dressing

Grrrl power collar

Channel everything the Spice Girls stood for, but without a union jack or camo trousers in sight.

Grrrl power detachable collar, £17.80, CollarMePrettyCo / Etsy


You rebel

Break Rules embroidered collar top

They can’t give your collar detention, can they?

Break rules embroidered collar top, £15.99, Bershka


Jewel purpose

Peach collar

A fake shirt! As long as you remember you can’t actually take your jumper off, you’re golden.

Embellished lace bib, £15, ASOS


Bunch of flowers

Pink shirt

Sensible enough to wear on work experience or to your baby cousin’s christening, but still snazzy enough to make a statement.

Embellished collar shirt, £35, Miss Selfridge


Prickly customer

Cactus collar

If keeping cacti alive on your windowsill still seems like too much effort, wear some excellent succulents on your collar instead.

Detachable cactus collar, £18.98, CollarMePrettyCo on Etsy


Cherry on top

Cherry collar top


Cherry collar rib top, £30, Oasis


Swanning about

Swan collar

If the Queen wore a detachable collar from ASOS, you know it would be this one.

Swan collar, £10, ASOS


Hello petal

flower collar

Your neck works hard for you all day. Go on, buy it some flowers to say thanks.

Multi coloured flower collar, £10, ASOS

Image: Katie Edmunds

Choosing a school bag is a bit like choosing a chemistry partner (or a chemistry partner, if you know what we mean).

You want them to be reliable and strong, but also look good on your shoulder and cute in photographs.

They need to give you all the space you need, but also open up whenever you need that too.

You need to be able to trust them to hold on to your most valuable things, and not kick up a fuss if they have to sit on the floor for a bit.

So here’s a roundup of the bags we’re crushing on. Cue heart eyes.

The Party Animal

ASOS bag

The life of the party. It’s a bag that will turn heads in the street and make all your friends swoon.

ASOS structured metallic shopper bag, ASOS, £22


The Safe Bet

H_M with ties

Timeless and reliable. This is the bag you marry/do a perfect A* chemistry project with.

Shopper with ties, H&M, £14.99


The Sweet One

New Look backpack

Adorable and comfy. If it had thumbs, it would always text to make sure you got home ok.

Pink leather-look backpack, New Look, £19.99

The Traveller




This bag is colourful and exciting and it’s in for the long haul. This bag will stay with you wherever you want to go.

Printed nylon backpack, Hollister, £29 


The Deep One

Boohoo bag

This bag has depth. Sure, sometimes things will get lost at the bottom, but on the plus side it’s willing to take on all of your emotional baggage.

Contrast panel snake effect shopper bag, Boohoo, £6

The Chiller

H_M Shopper

This bag is super relaxed, it’s happy to do whatever you want. It’ll happily eat cereal for dinner and wear pyjamas all day. Though if you crave an organised treasure trove of compartments, this probably isn’t for you.

Shopper, H&M, £14.99


The Fling

Paperchase bag

This is the bag that probably won’t last forever, but is so fun you don’t really care.

Cosmetics shopper bag, Paperchase, £6.50

Image: Katie Edmunds