14 Chokers That Won’t Make You Look Like a ’90s It Girl
Okay, not saying that it wouldn’t be rad to look like Liv Tyler a la Empire Records (as if!), but we’re willing to bet that those tattoo chokers you bought from Delia’s way back when look about as dated no as sexy Rexy did on screen in 1995. On the other hand, these 14 chokers were all designed with the modern style maven in mind. Sure, it may sound like a daring comeback trend to tackle, but we promise this batch is cool, colorful, and cropped to chic perfection.
1. Kenneth Jay Lane Choker Necklace ($288): Tiny turquoise-hued beads add a perfect color contrast to this gold plated choker necklace. It would look stunning peaking under a buttoned up white collar.
2. AOKO SU Neck Cuff Necklace ($300): This tiered cuff necklace is beyond gorgeous. Even though its design is clean and minimal, the stacked style makes it ultra eye-catching. Way worth the splurge.
3. Asos Tassel Choker Necklace ($34): We have to admit, those canary yellow tassels realed us in, but the more we look at this choker, the more we totally want it. Since the base of the necklace is a knotted cord, this choker isn’t at all stiff, so the gold-toned tile beads fall naturally on your neckline. Swoon-worthy indeed.
4. Roseanna Pink Textured Tie Choker Necklace ($17): A knotted, hot pink mesh choker? We’re obsessed, and also completely bummed: this choker doesn’t ship to the US! Looks like we’ve got some DIY-ing to do…
5. Thanks Collar ($330): Made of solid sterling silver, this simple choker necklace will remain a relevant accessory way longer than most other trendy trinkets. We can’t think of an occasion in which you can’t rock this stunning piece.
6. Mother of Pearl Choker Necklace ($38): With iridescent, pearl-style panels and a soft scalloped edge, this might just be the choker we’ve been dreaming of. Laying low(er) on the neckline, it’s a go-to accessory for amping up your everyday outfit.
7. Majes Necklace ($45): We’re totally taken with the way the blue faux-leather is woven through a labyrinth of winding chain. This number is totally adjustable, so you can rock it choker-length one day or extend its chain the next—worn either way, it’s a winner.
8. Triangle Charm Choker Necklace ($25): We couldn’t write a choker roundup without going just a little goth :) The polished curved bars keep this necklace chic, while the triangle pendant is right on trend.
9. Asos Fine Seedbead Choker Necklace ($11): This layered seed bead choker is all kinds of cute. We’re smitten with the mix of orange and gold, though Asos sells this delicate piece in yellow and black, too.
10. Aurelie Bidermann Braided Silk Gold Necklace ($618): While we’re truly taken with this beautiful braided choker necklace (that mix of green, gold, and teal thread is right on!), we can in no way shovel out that much dough (yowza!). Good thing you can totally make your own copycat choker with our braided chain Brit Kit for just $25!
11. AOKO SU Lash Collar Necklace ($200): One word: YES. This super minimal goldtone collar is one serious head turner.
12. Priscilla Necklace ($448): Ohh! Pops of bright blue crystals and a bold geometric pendant, all on one shiny gold plated chain: this might be the prettiest choker we’ve seen yet.
13. Septum Collar ($90): We bet you didn’t know you needed a septum choker in your life, huh? Spiked ends give it some edge, while a rose gold finish keeps it feminine.
14. Peppercotton Princess Choker ($480): We just couldn’t pass up the wild mix of colors on this mesh and vintage crystal choker, complete with a contrast micro bib collar. Rave on!
What are your thoughts on the choker comeback? Are you happy to see ’90s trends rearing their rad heads in modern fashion? Tell us in the comments below.
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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