Recent Vogue cover model and longtime romantic chic style star Taylor Swift feels like “maybe chokers are the new flower crowns.” Taylor, we feel the same way, and here’s why. This ‘90s-inspired flashback accessory has been spotted wrapped around the elegant necks of some seriously influential ladies recently. Case in point: The Cut counted 12 chokers in attendance at Gigi Hadid’s recent 21st birthday party. Exactly which of Hollywood’s stylish elite was photographed sporting this hot upcycled trend? The birthday girl wore two herself, as did her BFF and rising supermodel Kendall Jenner. Hailee Baldwin, Kourtney Kardashian, two thirds of the Haim sister trio, celebrity stylist Monica Rose, and A-list hair goddess Jen Atkin all got the memo, as well.
Noted for their diversity and mass appeal (these throwback necklaces are sold in white and black, thick and thin styles, made of leather, lace, velvet, or dainty chain, featuring charms or bright sparkling bling, select variations boast vegan DNA, and can be DIYed from a simple ribbon or scarf, and the list goes on. Starting at one penny (literally), there’s a style for every Style Stories reader’s taste and budget. So why not try this craze du jour! We bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the wonders an updated neckline can do for your look. Pair your new choker with a crop top and high-waist denim for a totally ‘90s look, give your t-shirt and jeans uniform a little extra oomph, or hit ‘em with a one-two punch when you couple a choker with a plunging top.
Shop on-trend choker necklaces by Vanessa Mooney, Topshop, Free People, Steve Madden, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Jules Smith, Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Isabel Marant, and John Hardy now. Or find more inspiration in our Choker Classics collection.