One of my favorite trends that’s coming back in major way this season is the choker! We all remember the 90’s with those horrible black stretchy necklaces that were on almost every neck… Thankfully, this season, chokers are a little more sophisticated. Although I love a traditional metal choke, my favorite has to be the bandana choker.
One of my favorite ways to style a rather simple outfit is with a bandana as a choker! I recently bought a couple of Levi’s bandanas, one in red and one in navy bleu, and I’ve been loving mixing them with my outfits. I just roll them diagonally and tie them around my neck, and BAM! A rather dull outfit becomes a little more sassy instantly!
You can use any scarf, not just bandanas. Think of a beautiful multi color scarf with a sundress… How gorgeous would that be? A scarf choker can be dressed up or down depending on its fabric. Think silk or lace for dressed up, cotton or linen for dressed down.
I love tying my hair up when wearing a bandana choker to really make it visible, especially with off the shoulder tops. It’s the center of the outfit and I wanna show it!
They work particularly well with off the shoulder tops. It helps balance the upper part of your body and making it you look less “naked”. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear them with a tank top, a tee or even a button up blouse! Believe me, they look fab with them all!
To mix things up a bit, you can either tie the bandana choker in front, to the side or even backwards. The front tie will give you more of a sailor vibe, the sides an “à la parisienne” feel and the back the ultimate badass cowgirl look.
Are you a fan of the bandana choker? Or do you prefer a more traditional necklace? Let me know!
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