Choker Convert

TopshopContinually the fashion world showers us with a contrasting range of trends each season. Together they often compliment and praise one another as if they were always meant to be. Like tulle and lace or cable knit and cashmere. Other times, the styles seem less likely to unite and contrast not in that seemingly effortless way, but rather fail to translate at all.


The same could be said for this season’s latest jewellery obsession. The choker. While appropriate as ever on the elongated catwalk models, heavily embellished collars and neckwear, heralded by Valentino and Lanvin, smacked of opulence and looked rich and luxurious against one of this AW/11 greatest alliances; jewel colours.


Whether they’re bright and bulky or understated and delicate, a bold neck piece adds interest to an otherwise basic tee or draws attention to a classic LBD with a pop of colour. If you’re still not convinced or wondering how such gallant jewellery could ever correspond with your own existing wardrobe then  take notes on the following examples.


Here are some wearable pieces and tips on how to merge styles and look less like you’re auditioning as an extra for the latest period drama, and more effortlessly put together.