Shelly Vella: Yes, you can wear a statement collar

Sometimes the simplest detail can give your wardrobe a much-needed refresh. Bold collars are a key trend this season, from pretty prairie styles to my personal favourite, the DIY add-on. It’s the perfect way to bring a little joy to an old crew-neck jumper, or simple jacket or blouse.

Adjust the contrast

A knitted collar with a strong silhouette is a great way to soften structured outerwear. If oversized isn’t your style, try a collar in a different colour for maximum impact.

Barbour coat

Coat, £299, Barbour by Alexa Chung, Barbour

LK Bennett Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit, £395, LK Bennett

Kurt Geiger bag

Bag, £179, Kurt Geiger

Ted Baker heels

Shoes, £139, Ted Baker

Add some drama

A 70s-style wing collar is a bold choice and will instantly update a simple jacket. An add-on collar is spring’s go-to accessory.

&Other stories trousers

Trousers, £65, & Other Stories

Asos blouse

Blouse, £35, ASOS

Office shoes

Shoes, £39, Office

Ganni collar

Collar, £50, Ganni

Swatch watch

Watch, £66, Swatch

Kate spade bag

Bag, £325, Kate Spade

Keep it ladylike

Oversized and pretty, romantic collars look as great with tailoring as they do with jeans. Embroidered Peter Pan collars add a feminine edge when worn over a classic jacket.

Mango jeansJeans, £49.99, Mango
Maje jacketJacket, £349, Maje
&Other stories mulesMules, £85, & Other Stories
Tu Sainsbury's blouseBlouse, £16, TU Clothing, Sainsburys
Marks and spencer bagBag, £39.50, Marks and Spencer