I have a simple chambray shirt that's been sitting in my closet for a while. In the fall, it worked very nicely with knit sweaters and boots, but as spring comes, I wanted to change it up a bit. Since the shirt has white pearly buttons, I used small pearls to decorate the collar and give the shirt a simple, but cute touch.
Let's get started!
1. Place the embellishments where you like them. I used three rows of pearls, but depending on what you use [pearls, studs, lace, etc] and the embellishment's size, you can add as many as you like. My pearls form a triangular shape, but you can also fill the entire front of the collar or line the edges of the collar.
2. Sew the embellishments in. I know some DIYers like to use fabric glue, but for small items like pearls, its very easy to accidentally detach a pearl or two - sewing it will ensure that your embellishment stays despite wash and wear.
And you're done!
Chambray shirt from Love Culture.
Photograph taken by Ariel Sobel.