If you’re looking for a way to quickly and easily update your wardrobe for summer, a studded collar is the perfect solution. These are all the rage at the moment and can be found on everything from dresses to shirts and T-shirts. They’re a really easy way to jazz up a fairly plain outfit and will give a look you are getting tired of a new lease of life.
One of the easiest ways to wear these collars is on a dress. They look especially good on dresses made from a soft, chiffon material as the studs really contrast the lighter fabric and create an edgy, fashion forward look. There are lots of these dresses around at the moment, so you should have no problems finding one that suits your taste and body size.
Go for a coloured material if you can, as this will provide even greater contrast against the metal studs of the collar. A white collar will stand out the most and this looks particularly striking against darker tones like navy blue, moss green or burgundy. These are really flattering colours and will suit most people. Team with a pair of high heels and a clutch bag and you are ready to go.
For a cute daytime look, search for T-shirts with studded collars. This instantly toughens up the look and adds a new dimension to a simple jeans and T-shirt combo. In particular, a vest in a plain colour with a studded collar attached looks particularly good and you can dress the look down with a pair of trainers and a leather jacket.
Another option is to choose a blouse with a studded collar. If you have to dress quite smartly for work, this is the perfect way to give a simple blouse and skirt combo a bit of a lift. It enables you to have fun with your clothes and give your outfit a bit of identity, while also ensuring you follow the rules of the office and do not turn up to work wearing anything too outrageous that will get you into trouble.
Studs go with almost anything and it is hard to go wrong with this trend. Search for studded collars that either toughen up a pretty dress, or go for a real rock chick look with a leather jacket and ankle boots, and you’ll have a great outfit you’ll love wearing over and over again this summer.
Lisa and Lisa Reunion Concert!
KOCH AND SPENCER REUNITE IN ASHLAND Singer/comedian Lisa Koch and musician Lisa Spencer reunite for one night only as Lisa and Lisa, popular 80s Ashland duo. Koch returns to her hometown to team up with Spencer for a night of silly ditties, gorgeous ballads, and stellar harmonies. Special guests are Karen Wennlund and Isabel Enns. Lisa and Lisa were a popular Ashland duo in the early 80s, and toured their funny, feminist folk act around the Pacific Northwest. They performed regularly at local club Jazmin's, and they reunite for this concert with their former boss, David Zaslow (now Rabbi Zaslow). Lisa and Lisa made only one recording (A Fine Romance), which has been out of print for many years. It will be available at the concert as a re-mastered CD. LISA KOCH Lisa Koch is a Tina-Fey-meets-Bette-Midler-with-Joan-Jett-guitar-chops kind of gal. An irreverent singer/comedian, out lesbian, and sober chick, Koch (Coke) is a deliciously twisted mishmash of comedy, theater, and tunes. She has recorded 5 solo CDs, is one-half of loony sketch comedy duo, Dos Fallopia (My Breasts are Out of Control, Ham for the Holidays), and has shared the stage with Janis Ian, Kate Clinton, Lily Tomlin, Karla Bonoff, and Steve Martin. Lisa has co-written such warped cabaret shows as "The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You" (with brother David), and "Ham for the Holidays: Jurassic Pork". She has appeared in two one-woman shows at Oregon Cabaret Theatre, composed Off-Broadway musical "27, Rue de Fleurus", appeared on LOGO and Olivia Cruises, and actually had one of her songs sampled by Jay-Z. Lisa has just released her brand new CD, Enjoy the Ride. She brings to the stage her guitar, her wacky songs, and her musings on being a woman from middle age to mammograms to singing vulvas. LISA SPENCER With a voice that can crack your heart open, Lisa Spencer's performances let you know she is a woman who lives life and knows how to sing about it. Spencer has performed solo, in rock bands (In Flight, Blue Lightning), assorted choirs, and of course, as Lisa and Lisa. She also has spent many years crooning to her babies and grandbabies. She is thrilled to be reuniting with Koch for this concert, singing classic songs they first performed over three decades ago. These days, Spencer loves singing and performing with her partner Karen Wennlund, and often with their daughter Isabel Enns (both of whom will be joining her on a few songs at this concert). Tickets are $20 advance, $22 door. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com (800-838-3006), and can also be purchased locally at The Music Coop, 268 E. Main St., Ashland. PRESS QUOTES "Hearing Seattle's Lisa Koch is one of life's wickedest pleasures her brand of absurd confessional comedy is clearly resonating with millions of fans." –Curve Magazine "Lisa Koch. She's definitely outrageous and irreverent. She's definitely not to be missed." –Ashland Tidings "…Lisa Koch picks up where Bette Midler left off…" –Music Connection "Koch is a powerhouse…" –Medford Mail Tribune Lisa and Lisa? Not bad! P.R., an Ashland fan