Just in case you hadn’t noticed, chokers and turtlenecks are kind of having a moment. The ultra stylish duo has joined forces to create the must-have piece you never knew you wanted: the choker top. The fusion shirt has been spotted on celebs everywhere, and it’s basically a lazy-girl dream come true — flawless dressing and accessorizing all in one. Admittedly, it’s a statement piece, which means working it into your wardrobe at every angle requires a bit of sartorial know-how. Below, we’ve got three ways to work this trend like the total It girl you are.
How to Wear a Choker Top for Work
Who says a collared shirt’s required to look fly at your nine-to-five? Switch gears when it comes to your workweek uniform and swap out a classic button-down for a choker top instead. It delivers the same sophisticated vibe, but in a totally unexpected way. Let your trousers follow suit, with a pair of eye-catching printed bottoms stepping in for standard black slacks. Blazers tap out for more modern options like a structured, fringe-flecked cardigan that reads cozy-yet-classy. Finish the look with neon pumps and funky ear climbers for a fresh pop of color.
Lavish Alice Rib Knit Key Hole Neck Belted Tunic Top ($68) + Neue Mese Trousers ($297), River Island Beige Boucle Knit Fringe Trim Cardigan ($76), ASOS Sequence Pointed Heels ($43), Zara Tote With Handle Detail ($50), Kendra Scott Dawson Gunmetal Ear Climbers ($110), FitBit Alta ($130)
How to Wear a Choker Top for a Night Out
Choker tops practically scream modern romance, so wearing one on your next date night is a no-brainer. Ditch the belt and tuck this ribbed knit beauty into a high-low midi skirt for a look that’s totally ladylike. A biker jacket adds a welcome dose of bad ass vibes to the mix, while block heeled ankle boots in a shade of bubble gum pink keep things flirty and fun. Opt for quirky and eclectic accessories like geometric drop earrings and a cool chalkboard clutch for a statement-making finish. Don’t forget a hint of rosy blush to make your cheekbones pop.
Lavish Alice Rib Knit Key Hole Neck Belted Tunic Top ($68) + Olivia Palermo + Chelsea28 Drape Poplin Midi Skirt ($98), Mango Zipped Biker Jacket ($100), ASOS End of Time Ankle Boots ($86), Topshop Resin Square Swing Drop Earrings ($22), Ashlyn’d Honor Roll Clutch ($385), Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Blush Duo ($17)
How to Wear a Choker Top for the Weekend
Your weekend wardrobe never looked so good. Choker tops elevate can’t-live-without-them basics — like cropped boyfriend jeans — to street style bait in seconds (just ask Gigi Hadid). Create contrast with a check print jacket and vibrant extras like yellow pointed-toe loafers and a sharp pink satchel. Laid-back cool comes via a pair of two-tone shades and a pop of dark berry lip balm. It’s a look that’s a little bit ’90s and a whole lot of now.
Lavish Alice Rib Knit Key Hole Neck Belted Tunic Top ($68) + Acne Studios Pop Light Vintage Boyfriend Jeans ($108), Mango Square Textured Jacket ($100), Sole Society Sean Pointy Toe Loafer ($70), Rebecca Minkoff Micro Avery Leather Tote ($195), Urban Outfitters Emma Sunglasses ($18), Big Bud Press Lipstick Pin ($15), Fig + Yarrow Rose and Vanilla Lip Blush ($12)
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