Aside from the Academy, there are a lot of folks I ought to thank for inspiring my eclectic (and sometimes cringe-worthy) style over the years. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Lizzie McGuire, Kylie Jenner…what do these style muses have in common besides enviously large platform shoe collections and a love of wild hair accessories? The infallible choker, my friends. Sure, it’s impossible to ignore Sabrina and Lizzie’s unique use of butterfly clips and scrunchies, and even Kylie’s impressive ever-changing hair color, but the real brains behind the beauty is this little beauty.
2015 may have been the year of athleisure and Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein, but ’90s revival lives on. From Scarlett Johansson’s chandelier-sized collar at the Oscars to the chunky metal chokers of the Balmain spring 2015 collection, the choker turned heads this year and will continue to break necks in 2016 (don’t worry, not literally). This is one accessory that isn’t choking and croaking anytime soon.
If you’re stuck in a rut but want to hop aboard the choker train, replace your usual throwback tattoo choker with a dainty metal strand instead; pop it on with your favorite boyfriend T-shirt and distressed jeans for a look that’s casual-cool. If you’re far from on the fringe of this trend, opt for a fringe-y collar with your go-to little black dress.
How To: Take some notes on this Fashionista’s look by updating a classic denim top with a drop of drama with a gold statement choker. Keep the bottom half of your look monochromatic with black jeans and your favorite black booties.