|top: F21; choker: free people; skirt: brooks brothers|
Yep, I hit Forever 21 and got myself a new lace-up top (well, bodysuit actually). As I mentioned in my last post, the best necklace to wear with it (and what we wore in the 90s/00s with them) is a choker.
I've been seeing chokers on EVERYONE lately, IRL and online. I was obsessed with them when I was younger, often DIYing them from scraps of cloth and lace and leather. I saw a few chokers like the ones I made being sold in stores...like, it's the easiest thing in the world to DIY, especially if you have a bunch of scrap fabric.
Though I did buy the one above: it's chain mail, which I can't DIY. I'm really in to medieval stuff right now, so I couldn't resist. Probably a topic for another post, but I don't think it's just me. I saw chain mail at F21 the same day I bought the above top. The Lookbook person below has a choker and a sword necklace...for real, this was me in high school. Whenever I find my dorky sword necklace, I will do a post.
Chokers fell out of favor because, come on, they aren't very comfortable. Choker. Velvet, fabric, maybe leather would be the recommended materials for this jewelry: something with give, something breathable. The one I just got is metal, and I haven't worn it. The combination of heat and humidity will cause my skin to break out in rashes for sure. I haven't forgotten my summers of itchy red scales on my neck because I refused to take off my chokers.
I'm personally not a fan of wearing chokers--just way too uncomfortable for me. Except for tattoo chokers, which are. But I'm too stuffy to wear them at my age...it just reminds me too much of my teen years. Anyone else wearing/not wearing chokers?
edit: ok throwing in my spiked collar picture...with the hope these will come back into style like they did in the early 2010s. With the lace-up shirt and the spiked collar this definitely takes me back.