Fashion girls know that when the time comes to accessorize, you’ve gotta think outside of the pastel-colored jewelry box. In fact, throw statement baubles and glittery pumps out the window. In 2016, stars have begun to downsize, and Selena Gomez is one of our favorite beauties championing the reemergence of a tried and true trend: chokers.
Most recently, the singer performed double choker duty this past Sunday at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards, where she paired a bright jumpsuit with a wraparound, minimalist gem and later kept it on for the after-party circuit. Our favorite look? Gomez changed into a ‘90s-inspired pair of high-waisted jeans with a ribbed white crop top and a nearly-floor length coat (above). Sure, her nude, pointed-toe stilettos are subtle, but the matte and studded piece around her neck lent her a downtown sensibility, not to mention her messy, wavy locks, which killed it.
Below, 6 more ways to rock the accessory like Gomez would.
1. AMP UP THE COLOR
The brunette dared to turn heads in an orange-toned Mugler jumpsuit at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Her one-piece was of course a statement maker, but the two-toned choker not only complemented her silver sandals, but also brought the bright outfit back down to earth.
2. KEEP IT CLEAN
There’s a lot going on here, what with the feathered and fully embellished Rodarte dress and a matching fur-lined coat that bares her shoulders. And while the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle bag and her gold- and black-colored pumps pair well with the dress, the choker pieces it all together thanks to its thin solid band.
3. STICK TO SOLID COLORS
The secret to this metallic gem is found in Gomez’s jumpsuit, which, despite its daring cutouts, is the perfect piece to pair with the accessory thanks to its all-black shade.
4. DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE BLING
Sometimes more is more. At the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Gomez showcased her killer physique in a sexy, low-cut silk dress with strategic slits below the waist. Her chain-adorned booties and wraparound, cuff-like leather bracelets gave the look a rock star edge, which ultimately let her glittery silver choker do the talking.
5. TAKE A RISK
You’d think that rocking a thick silver choker with a turquoise gem attached would call for something refined, but here, Gomez proves that a casual getup sometimes needs a punch of glam. She paired a loose-fitting, ripped pair of light-wash jeans with brown boots and a red ribbed tank along with a checkered shirt and oversize white sunglasses.
6. EXPERIMENT WITH FABRICS
Remember that chokers don’t necessarily have to be made of a metal-based, hardware-like material. Here, Gomez rocked a dangling, wraparound version made of the same silky-like fabric as her dress. That’s what we call an ace.