If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen the selfie I took on the day I wore this. I mentioned the fact that I’d succumbed to the 90s black choker revival – something I thought “Please, no…!” about when I first saw they were back in fashion. In the early 90s (during my student days) I had many variations of the black choker which were mostly DIY versions made of narrow strips of velvet or ribbon. I attached a coin with sentimental value to one of them, and duly lost it. Gutted.
I honestly thought I wouldn’t be partaking in this trend second time around, but I’ve loved Disney’s classic Cinderella since I was tiny and of course she wore one. It’s that look that I think of more than an early 90s grungefest when I see black chokers, and when I saw this pretty floral one (rather than the plastic tattoo version) reduced in New Look down to only two quid I took a chance. (It’s not available online but you may find it in store.)
Basically – I like it, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I liked the contrast of wearing it with preppy pieces: Breton stripes, chinos, headband and loafers. (That list couldn’t sound any more preppy if it tried!) So it goes to show that even if you’re sworn off a trend revival – particularly one that you wore first time around – you shouldn’t rule it out completely and at least give it a go.
But if I start talking about wearing platform Buffalo trainers like the Spice Girls wore, please intervene immediately…!!
Are there any trend revivals that you’re sworn off completely? Or is there anything you’re secretly hoping will come back into fashion? Do share in the comments!
T-shirt: c/o Damart (similar) | Chinos: c/o Joules (I like these – a very tiny gingham print) | Shoes: Asos (similar) | Bag: c/o Brenda Macleod | Choker: New Look | Headband: Old, unknown | Earrings: Topshop (similar) | Watch: Asos
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P.S. You might like to see how I styled the same t-shirt last summer with black and light wash denim!
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