By Rita Kokshanian
Jan 18, 2015 @ 3:29 pm
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If the thought of a protruding collar brings back memories of your middle school boyfriend whose questionable taste in clothes included layered Abercrombie & Fitch polos with the collars popped, you're not alone. This part of the shirt isn't usually the first to get much love, but Reese Witherspoon seems to be changing that. The actress has been seen sporting multiple outfits on and off the red carpet, all of which have one thing in common: exposed collars. And we have to admit, we're kind of obsessed.

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While leaving her office in Beverly Hills, Calif. in mid-December, the Wild actress added a pop of color (and collar) to her all-black ensemble by layering a red sweater over a white collared shirt, which she wore with a black skirt and buttoned-up black coat. In November, the Oscar nominee took her favorite trend to the red carpet when she wore a collared floral lace Self-Portrait dress with sheer panels paired with white pumps.

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Following the Golden Globes, Witherspoon added some texture to her all-black outfit by letting a black-and-white checked collar pop out from beneath a black sweater. Black skinnies, booties, a gold chain, and sunglasses finished off the look. And last week, the actress gave her off-duty look a preppy spin with a collared Tory Burch top, dark wash jeans, Westward Leaning shades, burgundy pumps and a Louis Vuitton tote. As inspired as we are? Check out some of the actress's top outfits!

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