Every few years there’s a new statement accessory making the rounds. For the past 11 months (and more), it’s been all about the ’90s choker trend revival. Skinny or wide, satin or velvet, it makes no difference — the tight necklace style has taken over and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. And what’s not to love? They look great with jeans and a tee or even an LBD at the holiday party. They’re youthful and nostalgic, but the one thing they’re lacking is a little warmth. This is no wool scarf you’re tying around your neck, after all. Plus, when you’re bundled up in chunky knits or outerwear, it’s tough for the piece to be seen–let alone truly shine.
Cue the Knits
Thankfully, designers are one step ahead of our troubles, merging this choker resurgence with some winter sensibility. It’s warm and ingenious, and frankly, downright thoughtful. So cue the knits! That’s right, these are sweaters with choker-collars built right into the design. *prayer hands*
If you’ve been worried you’d have to put your choker game on pause (or even if you’ve been reluctant to test out the “young” trend in the first place) these sassy sweaters-with-chokers below are about to become your savior. In classic neutrals, familiar stitches and flattering silhouettes, this cool crop of layers is the tw0-for-one deal you’ve been waiting for. And here are four picks that fit right into your budget!
Rock the Choker Trend Boho Style
Roomy sleeves and a wide collar give this ribbed knit a bit of boho flare. A simple gray shade means it’s neutral enough to mix with everything in your closet. Try jeans, dress pants, skirts — you name it!
For the weekends, go casual with a club knit that pairs just as well with your regular rotation for daily errands as it does for drinks or a show. And the added criss-cross front details lend some extra edge.
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