We're only a month into 2016, but it's abundantly clear to me that '90s fashion trends will remain "a thing" this year, especially in the accessories realm. Kourtney Kardashian just slayed a '90s accessory trend flawlessly, donning a simple, thick, and black choker. The reality star's adoption of this resurgent '90s necklace follows the amazingly heavy-on-the-'90s Courtney Love x Nasty Gal collection, which bowed earlier this month and looked carbon copied from the singer's actual closet of that era. So yeah, the '90s and its looks are here to stay.
While Kardashian's ribbon choker is certainly a throwback, the sexy mother of three modernized it in a super easy, unexpected, and ultimately chic way. The way she styled it prevented her from looking as though she were just plucked from 1994 or as though this were a #TBT pic.
She paired her choker with a low-cut, marsala-hued top with scalloped edges, which allowed her to display her neck and decolletage. But it was her high pony that kept her hair off her neck and called attention to her choker.
So, if you want a thick black choker as your necklace for the night, you may want to toss your hair into a high and messy pony a la Kourt for maximum effect. It's really sexy without requiring a lot of styling time and effort.
Her styling makes me want to hurry up and add a similar choker to my accessories repertoire. I wore chokers in the '90s because of course I did. I hadn't hopped back on the choker bandwagon for no reason other than I didn't get around to it yet.
But Kardashian just nudged me to start shopping for a choker. I don't do updos, but I might be swayed to rock one with a choker.
The ponytail really makes all the difference.
Here are some options I found, since Nasty Gal's black chokers, recommended for wear with its Love, Courtney collection, are currently sold out. But I'm not boo-hooing or bemoaning this fact. I'm BooHooing, instead!
This extra-thick choker is an even more modernized version of what Kardashian was pumping. ($8, boohoo.com)
This velvet option is pretty similar to Kardashian's. ($5, boohoo.com)
Yes, you can wear your hair down like these models. But it's Kardashian's upswept 'do that allowed her to supremely slay this trend.
Images: Kourtney Kardashian/Instagram (1); Courtesy Boohoo (2)