Choked Up Again: The Choker is Back (And Hotter than Ever)
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Based on my rekindled romance with overalls and Birkenstocks, it’s no surprise that I’m falling back in love with the choker ... after almost a decade apart.

It’s true. We had a passionate romance in the '90s. But when it left, I kind of thought it would be gone for good. And then just a few months ago, I started seeing the choker wrap its way around necks everywhere—from models in fashion magazines to the necks of my closest girlfriends.

I’ll admit, I was a bit hesitant to let this jewelry trend back into my life. But then my friend Ivona gave me one from her jewelry line, IM Jewel and I was hooked. Let’s be honest people. When done right, the choker is delicate, feminine and pretty darn cool.

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To keep this trend current and avoid looking like a bad #ThrowbackThursday worthy of stardom in Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, be sure to select chokers that are current, fashion forward and statement-making. Gold is certainly the metal of the season. From rose to yellow, I love it all. And I especially appreciate necklaces that evoke texture or offer a cool architectural element.        

The trick to pulling this look off? Simplicity! Sometimes less really is more and with this look, that statement couldn’t be truer.  I keep things chic and minimal by pairing my favorite choker with a simple black slip dress, some suede booties and my signature tousled beach waves. It’s the quintessential done/undone look and surprisingly fitting for both night and day.

Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.