Many would argue that the 1970s is the decade we derive the most fashion inspiration from ('90s coming in a close second). Denim silhouettes, platform footwear, countless patterns, and one microtrend that seems to be making a comeback 50 years later: the disco collar. Achieving this technique is simply by leaving the collar on your button-down shirt over the lapel of your blazer or jacket, creating a double-layered effect. It has roots earlier than the '70s but this is the time period it really reigned supreme.
Lately, the fashion editor and influencer crowd have taken a liking to this retro styling trick and the result feels fresh for 2020. Rather than replicating the look precisely as it was done way back when, take a glance at the roundup of throwback and current-day interpretations below to come up with your own winning combination for the months to come.
Bianca Jagger, The Studio 54 regular, illustrated the effectiveness of a power suit long before any of us.
Treasure & Bond Dobby Classic Shirt ($69)
This throwback of Diane Keaton makes us want to run out and buy the first floral button-down shirt we can spot.
Dodo Bar Lenny Shirt ($270)
Though the '70s were a prominent period for the collar-over-lapel look, Elvis Presley was also an advocate decades before.
H&M Blouse ($15)
Singer Diana Ross spruced up her white suit with a button-down shirt layered on top.
Topshop Khaki Scallop Satin Shirt ($55)
Proof that anything with a collar can work for this styling technique, including the of-the-moment half-zip tops and sweaters that are having a moment.
BDG Half-Zip Cable Sweater ($69)
Go for something unexpected and try this trick with a sheer button-down shirt.
Stelen Athena Button Down Shirt ($108)
Oh, joy! The layering tip works with trench coats, too.
Jenni Kayne Leopard Shirt ($195)
Behold the layered outfit that works perfectly for the office and after-work drinks.
Anine Bing Mika Shirt ($180)
Go for the gold and try a leather vest in place of a blazer.
Suistudio Alec Blouse ($199)
The neutral blazer and slacks balance out this statement cropped shirt outfit.
MSGM Waist Tie Shirt ($290)
And Now: 9 ways fashion girls love to style button-down shirts.
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