Layering necklaces is the Instagram influencer-approved trend that just won’t quit. But during the summer months, we tend to think less is more. So rather than spending all that time securing necklace after necklace after necklace around our necks, we’re going to stick to rocking statement chokers from here on out. Now we’re not talking about those thick chokers the 90s made popular. The modern versions are much more minimal. Even the ones boasting summer-worthy accents like shells and pearls are still somewhat subtle. We plan on wearing them with maxi dresses, rompers and even swimsuits — as long as we’re not planning on taking a dip.
If you’re worried about dropping a wad of cash to get the right collar, relax. There are plenty of deals to be had. We managed to find several cool chokers for $75 and under. And most of these necklaces will stay in style long after the first snowflake falls.
Here are the best statement chokers to wear anywhere and everywhere this summer. (Even if all you’re doing is just working/relaxing at home.)
Pearl Choker, $280 at Net-a-Porter
Bar Station Chain Choker, $48 at Nordstrom
Double Dash Choker Necklace in Silver, $116 at SOKO
Gold Multi Chain Necklace, $284 at SSENSE
Natural Large Puka Shell Necklace, $286 at Luisa Via Roma
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Eve Choker, $47.59 at Etsy
Greca Key Choker Necklace, $825 at Farfetch
Kerchief Slip Collar, $195 at Eddie Borgo