Have we reached peak choker obsession? At the start of this year, all signs pointed to yes (because it had already been a year-long love affair since we started wearing them), but now it’s quite clear that the obsession shows no signs of slowing down. The choker has become more than just an It-accessory, and is now a jewellery box staple. With so many different options—from leather, to metal, to jewels, and fabric—it’s obvious why everyone is obsessed.
Let's dissect the obsession. Kendall and Gigi rarely step out without one (their favourite choker is by an Australian designer), Kim Kardashian recently declared she hopes the trend will never end, and we’ve spotted virtually every celeb wearing one this year, so we made it our mission to track down the most original chokers we could find, all for under $100—because you don’t need to spend a fortune to update your look.
Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the best (original) chokers.
The buckle detail adds a definite edge.
Easier than using a real bandanna.
We definitely haven't seen a choker like this before.
Kendall and Gigi would definitely approve.
This leather choker is the stuff dreams are made of.
We'll be wearing this with tonal beige outfits.
How cool are the leather cut-outs?
We're obsessed with this wide crochet choker.
This subtle metallic choker looks good with everything.
You can never have too many simple leather chokers.
Make it work for day with a vintage tee and denim.
This looks WAY more expensive than $39.
White is perfect as we head into spring.
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