You wore it as a token of your 90’s baby coolness as a kid, and man is it back. As part of the nineties’ big return, the choker has been making its way to our Insta feeds, closets, and sartorial cogitations. “How do I style it?” you say? Glad you asked – here are 6 super-stylish ways you can rock the choker, direct shopping links included. Ahem, thank me later.
1. Geometric & chic
Spicing up a monochrome, minimal and fitted silhouette has never been easier. Throw a bold, structured choker in the mix and watch your look go 0 to 100. #realquick
To accentuate its impact, simply wear your hair away from your face in a slick bun/ponytail or tucked behind your ears. Shop them here.
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2. Easy bandana
Two trends, one choker (see what I did there?). Add a little edge and flair to a casual, laid back outfit with a bandana tied around your neck. And if your look includes jeans you are golden: as conveniently illustrated above, bandana and denim were basically made for each other. Shop them here and here.
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3. Day to night string
A choker you can wear casually (e.g. with an oversized denim jacket as below), or more dressed up – with a white shirt and deep plum lips. You can also switch things up and wear it tied in the front, with a simple knot or in a bow. All in the versatility, baby. Shop them here.
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4. Double trouble
When it’s that good, why not throw in another one? That is my thought process for croissants, but @alexcloset below is showing us it also works with chokers. Hashtag motto, hashtag life lessons. Shop them here.
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5. Minimal bandeau
The bandeau choker works wonders with open necklines (strapless or off-the-shoulder tops, open shirts, etc), and adds a touch of subtle sophistication to your look. Tired of black chokers? Try the gray, deep red and white versions of Kendall’s necklace. Shop them here, here and here.
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6. XXL Leather
The extra large choker covers most – if not all – of your neck for a dramatic, insanely edgy effect. Vanessa rocked this leather piece over a black turtleneck, tastefully combining simplicity and boldness. Like a boss. Shop them here. So, what’s your take on the choker trend? Tell us below.
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Author Bio: Iman blogs about style and self-empowerment at Manigazer. Parisian and West African die-hard Harry Potter fan and avid sneaker wearer, she uses personal style as a playground. Her urban, effortlessly chic approach to style was recently featured by WWD, Asos and Forever21.