Though we generally advise against wearing multiple trends at the same time, there are always exceptions. Such is the case for the subjects of today’s post: chokers and the off-the-shoulder neckline. We’ve seen iterations of chokers across the gamut over the last several months, from ’90s-inspired velvet ribbons to leather tie versions. And don’t even get us started on the massive popularity that the off-the-shoulder top has garnered—it’s on practically every woman this summer. So when we began to see the two married into one look on our favorite bloggers, we knew it was so not a coincidence.
Why does it work? A cold shoulder can be challenging to accessorize (so much bare skin!), but a choker achieves a fashion-forward look that doesn’t feel fussy or overbearing. To help illustrate our point, we gathered seven stylish blogger outfits and also threw in a few shopping combinations to make it easy and effortless for you.
This story was published at an earlier date and has been updated by Kristen Nichols.