The Choker Fashion Trend: I Choked On My Spring Cleaning!

Ah, Spring Day!

A fresh start, a time to clean out the cobwebs, chuck out the old and get organized.

Every year like a rendezvous, there it is in glossy magazines and trending on Pinterest; urging you to get off that couch, dust off the winter slouch and begin the project of spring cleaning.

The idea of a new refreshed you and accompanying surroundings sounds so charming.

Or is it?

I’m all for the spring-cleaning movement.
However, I have learnt from my past mistakes, and I therefore tread this ground of spring-cleaning with great caution.
We all learn from our mistakes and I’m here to tell you all about mine, so you don’t run into the same wall as I did.

I dedicated a full Saturday to cleaning out my wardrobe.
I made various piles of “let friends go through before throwing out”, “charity pile” and “dirt pile.”
After hours of sorting through my piles of shopaholic purchases; it was past midnight, yes this is how I chose to spend my Saturday night – splendid isn’t it?
In my defense (of being called a granny) I did have Beyoncé playing in the background while I enacted some of her dance moves and felt like stupid for doing so, especially when my dogs gave me this face…

Duke and Dior with their “what is mummy doing now” expression

Anyway it was time for a hot shower and bed.

Early on Sunday morning (okay, it was midday) the sun was out and it was time to start the day of a typical lazy lounging Sunday afternoon.

As I put on my television, there I stood, mouth agape while Fashion TV was on; as I saw skinny, beautiful, gorgeous model after skinny, beautiful, gorgeous model modeling the latest trends – those latest trends happened to be a fashion repeat of the 90’s – the very items I had in my wardrobe, now thrown out.

And before I knew it, I had already begun the three stages of grieving, the first being disbelief of course.


I cursed those Spring-cleaning blogs I read that gave me this bright idea in the first place.
Everything I was afraid of (regarding Spring-cleaning) was happening to me!
You know, that voice that says don’t throw it away, and you haven’t worn it for a year, but who says you won’t wear it next year?
But you throw it away anyway because somewhere you read and believed the print of a blog that said you’ll feel so good letting go of these items, materialistic things, so on and so forth.
Well, let me tell you, listen to those voices!
A cacophony of voices echoed in my head: is it too late? Did the rubbish get taken out? Could I kindly ask my friend to give it back?
Oh the pain, the agony!


I needed some comfort food.
What popped into my mind first was some (a whole dozen) of Krispy Krèmes.
Voices: Why was I watching Fashion TV anyway? These girls are so skinny and so absolutely gorgeous and here I am eating Krispy Krèmes with all my curvaceousness.

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I switched to E! Entertainment and there starring me in the eye is Kylie Jenner also rocking the revamped 90’s trend, that is the choker necklace, all of which I threw away. The first stage of my three stages of grieving got revisited!
This was proving to be a very pathetic Sunday. 
I took in the comfort of the custard filled Krispy Krème as I mentally made a note that after the “couch indulgence”, as I call it, and a cup of tea with full cream milk, I will wash up, put my full face on (contouring included) wear my trendiest clothes with regrettably no choker set and go on my days mission: To find the perfect choker.
I will make up for my misdemeanor by shopping for a whole day to not only put back in my wardrobe what I threw out, but for good measure – lunch on a gluten free salad and my next cup of tea will be with fat free milk!

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Yes, that’s how you make your comeback!
And so I did, shop for the whole day that is (as for the gluten free salad, well what was I supposed to do with a full dozen of Krispy Krèmes?).
The full day of shopping was worth – it, I managed to find the latest trends of all sorts of choker jewellery and here’s a benevolent list of my favorites.
I hope you can enjoy shopping for these, just as I did, with as many Krispy Krèmes and full cream milk a girl can have:

Layers & Levels:

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A velvet choker necklace from Factorie and a layered rhinestone choker from Forever New
Mix the classic black velvet choker with a fancier layered diamanté choker to add some glam.
The velvet choker also dresses up the basic T-shirt and jeans look.

Day to night: 

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Wearing a glitter choker from Jo Borkett
Spice up any day outfit into a trendy night look by just adding cute choker necklaces to your look.

Suede Tie – up choker

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A suede tie up choker set which can be worn in various ways is absolute must have for it’s versatility and can be worn as a fashionable bow tie or a layered neckpiece.

Rhinestone Choker

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Opt for a thick choker necklace with rhinestones to dress-up any outfit.

Tan Choker Necklace

Choker Necklace5.jpgYou can shop this tan choker necklace as well as other choker fashion jewellery at Lakota Inspirations

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