DIY: Riverdale Inspired Embellished Collar

I’m a bit of a TV addict (who else is a Netflix & Chill-er??) but when I watch, it’s not just for entertainment, it’s also for inspiration! I’m constantly getting outfit ideas from classic movies and TV series and this project is inspired by one of my faves...RIVERDALE! I’m obsessed with Betty’s embellished collars so I had to make one of my own. I snagged all my beads and rhinestones from JOANN to help get my DIY off the ground.

 (Lili Reinhard as Betty - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

(Lili Reinhard as Betty - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

 My white button down shirt BEFORE

My white button down shirt BEFORE

I snagged a thrifted white blouse as the base for my Betty lookalike and gathered all my shiny materials! To match Betty’s collar (which is Ted Baker) I needed some sew-on rhinestones, bugle beads, and thread to stitch them to the collar.

Embellished Collar Supplies

I opened all the bags of rhinestones to pull out the right stone sizes and colors to match Betty’s collar. Some round clear stones mixed with some pink ones were going to do the trick.

Rhinestones

I had my computer open the entire time using the images I found of the collared top to guide me in my rhinestone and bead placement!

Computer Close Up of Rhinestones

Once I knew where everything was going to go, I began stitching the clear stones to the collar first. I threaded my needle with white thread, tied a knot at one end and went in and out of the holes in the rhinestones securing them to the collar.

White Collar Shirt with Rhinestones
Sewing Rhinestones to Collar

PS - I purchased the sew-on rhinestones to hand stitch the stones in place, however if you’re less inclined to use a needle and thread and want to craft your collar faster, regular rhinestones (without the holes) and some fabric glue will also do the trick!

With the clear stones stitched down…

Rhinestone Collar

I began to add the pink stones and silver bugle beads next until my collar was matching Betty’s!

Rhinestone Collar

Wanting to really match my Riverdale fave, I added a thin pink sweater on top of my blouse to complete the look.

Riverdale Betty Embellished Collar DIY

I feel so studious, yet chic in this combo!

Riverdale Betty Embellished Collar DIY

Betty isn’t the only embellished collar-wearer!

Riverdale Betty Embellished Collar DIY

Veronica has killed this look as well.

 (Camila Mendes as Veronica - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

(Camila Mendes as Veronica - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

An easy adjustment to make your look more Veronica chic, DIY a pearl necklace to lie right below the collar!

Embellished Collar Supplies

Taking some pearl beads, elastic, and a longer pearl charm, string your pearls, knot them, then use a ready made pearl charm or make your own with jewelry pliers and a headpin.

DIY Pearl Necklace

Since Veronica has a darker vibe, a mulberry-colored sweater was put on to really channel her aesthetic.

Riverdale Veronica Embellished Collar DIY

I feel like I totally belong in Riverdale!

Riverdale Veronica Embellished Collar DIY

Whether you’re a Betty or a Veronica...

 (Betty/Veronica - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

(Betty/Veronica - ℅ CW/Riverdale)

...it’s easy to join the club!

Marisa Lynch

Marisa Lynch is a published author and blogger who loves to craft, upcycle, and play dress up in vintage gear!