Photo by Tamira Jarrel
The simplicity of a choker also makes it the easiest and cheapest DIY project known to man. I hate to even call it DIY because it's pretty much like tying your shoe... but even easier and much more chic. I'm partial to the minimalistic, black satin/leather chokers seen on Kendall Jenner, Tamira Jarrel, and in Rumi Neely's AYAI collection, so I bought three yards of black ribbon for fifty cents from a craft store and tied it around my neck. For a single, dark stripe around your neck all you need is 3/4 of a yard and the ability to tie a tiny bow behind your head. You can take it an extra step further, like me, and also buy a yard of "fancy" pale pink lace ribbon to wrap around your neck a couple of times to create a second, less edgy look for your new choker obsession. Whether handmade from an Etsy seller or a thrown together DIY from your kitchen table, I say "Embrace the choker!!" Lord knows we won't be able to for much longer.