By Amy Tsai
If we know one thing about fashion it’s that trends have a tendency to repeat themselves. And don’t think we’re complaining! The 2010s have seen a resurgence in seventies’ tie-dye, eighties’ acid wash, nineties’ crop tops…so many things worth revisiting. But there’s one blast-from-the-past accessory that’s more “it” than ever before. We’re of course talking about the choker.
Chokers are reappearing in so many forms right now – velvet bands, plate collars, floral lace pieces – but not always in necklace form. In fact, some of our favorite chokers aren’t necklaces at all but rather the attached collars on choker-look tops, bodysuits, rompers, and dresses! Today we’ve created some outfits centered around these pieces. Take a look and tell us what you think…
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Tropi-Cool – This two-toned tropical midi dress already has a strapless sweetheart look, but the attached collar frames the chest in a way that really makes that neckline stand out. We tied on a breezy chambray shirt to tone down the dressiness and add a dose of casual cool. With a floppy hat and some pop-of-color heels, you’ve got an outfit perfect for any boat party.
All Black Is The New Black – Let’s face it, no color will ever take the place of black. And until they invent an even darker shade, all black everything is the only way we can get enough of our favorite color. The choker and sheer mesh sleeves on this romper give it a dangerous vibe, so we’ve paired it with a sleek snapback, a cute clutch, and some femme fatale velvet stilettos.
Work This In – Collar-look clothing can even be work-appropriate. Just go with a shallower neckline and work it into your work lineup. We tucked a choker blouse into a striped pencil skirt and added chunky buckled heels, a too-cool-for-school-but-not-for-work backpack, and a set of mix-and-match bangles. The best thing about this outfit? It’ll look just as good at happy hour.
On Weekends We Wear Pink – We’d never go against Regina George, but we think a playful color like pink feels way more like a Saturday or Sunday hue. This collared rib knit bodysuit is the perfect base for a fun weekend outfit that also includes a denim skater skirt, lace-up booties, and a felted derby hat. Slip on a crosssbody purse, and you’re off for a weekend shopping spree.