Trend to Try: Chokers!

Trend to Try: Chokers. Model wearing a choker

Chokers are a must-have accessory of the season. Here we show you a few of our favorite summer styles and easy styling tips from Cato Lead Stylist, Don, so you can make the most out of your new go-to necklace.

Wear Chokers Layered with other longer necklaces. Two models showing examples of how to do this.
Don’s Style Tip: “Today’s word is chokers. It’s a beautiful little trend right now and I couldn’t be happier about it. Since the days are finally getting a little longer and warmer, you’ll see a lot off the shoulder and cold shoulder tops being worn around town and a layered choker gives them a modern edge.”

Layering a choker with a long necklace or two creates a perfect finished look for your laid-back style. Try a multi-strand choker that includes rows of metal and fabric with different cascading lengths and let your relaxed summer style shine. Have a favorite long necklace you’re looking to update? Pair it with a single strand choker and shorter length necklace for a fresh look.

Faux Suede. Two models showing examples of chokers that are faux suede
Don’s Style Tip: “Nothing gives a little sophistication more than a lovely wrapped faux suede choker delicately hugging your neck to show off your neck and shoulders.

Faux suede has made its way from your favorite handbag and shoes, to jewelry. Let a wrapped faux suede choker leave a memorable mark on your look. The versatile accessory is easy to dress up or dress down. Fasten a faux suede layered choker over your favorite lace dress for a bit of night out glamour or pair it with your off the shoulder top and denim for stellar weekend style.

Embellished. Two models wearing embellished chokers style necklaces
Don’s Style Tip: “This is a classic style that’s been thankfully brought back to life in today’s fashion world and makes me swell with pride when I see it on the streets. A layered choker with embellishment will update your favorite patterned swing silhouette.”

The newest update to the choker is embellishment. Charms, pearls, beads and chains bring a fun, whimsical vibe to the trend. A wrapped choker with shaky beads and stones positioned along the strands is the attention-grabbing final touch your look needs.

Statement. Two models wearing bold, statement making choker necklaces
Don’s Style Tip: “Want a little spark of interest for your outfit today? Add that single piece of fabric clasped behind your neck as a statement piece.”

The classic 90s piece gets a modern update. A soft faux leather choker with a center pendant takes your breezy summer dress to the next level. Got a special occasion coming up? Try a statement collar with glistening rhinestones for a show stopping look.

Chokers are our go-to styling piece this summer and we can’t wait to see how you style yours! Check out even more choker styles online at and at your local Cato store! Remember to share with us on social media using #mycatostyle for a chance to be featured!


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