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.
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'.