Will Coachella 2017 Unearth "The New Choker"?
Ah, 2016—a simpler time, when Taylor Swift declared chokers "the new flower crowns" at Coachella and put the trend on the fast track to total ubiquity.
Fast forward 12 months and even choker devotee Kendall Jenner has said she's now "over" the style, and while we’re sure we’ll still see plenty of beribboned necks at music festivals in the coming months, it does seem like high time to find worthy alternatives to the silk, velvet, and leather versions that dominated Instagram feeds last year. And who better to usher in the next jewellery craze than the celebrities that helped bring chokers to the masses last year?
With Coachella fast approaching, we'll be on the lookout to see which of their recent go-to necklace trends takes hold at the festival–will it be Emily Ratajkowski's unfussy coin pendants? Or Bella Hadid's silver statement crosses?
Read on for a rundown of seven necklace trends that look poised to take over the festival circuit and beyond in 2017.
Whether she's on the red carpet, in the front row at Chanel, or just striking a pose on Instagram, Delevingne has rarely taken these silver necklaces off in 2017. Take her cue and find a unique piece to become your new signature.
On Cara Delevingne: Brunello Cucinelli Monili Striped Shawl-Collar Jacket ($8362); Redemption pants.
The Gothic cross is one of Chrome Hearts' signatures, so it's no surprise that Bella is a fan; the brand is her best friend Jesse Jo Stark's family biz, and the model is collaborating with them on a collection out this year.
Rihanna's necklace is from a yet-to-be-released collaboration with designer Lynn Ban, but you can pick up plenty of other pouty styles now.
This classic style looks extra modern with tough hardware details, a look Richie nailed front row at Alexander Wang this season.
She may be "over" fabric chokers, but Kendall has clearly found a replacement in their more sophisticated cousin: delicate, mixed-metal chains. Buy them as a set or mix and match with whatever's already in your collection.
A simple circle pendant is easy to layer, but can also hold its own when worn alone.
Bella's always had a thing for personalised necklaces (she used to wear one inscribed with "Abel"), but this delicate monogram version has to be our favourite.
On Bella Hadid: Danielle Guizio x The M Jewelers Gothic Choker Necklace (from $236); House of CB dress.