How to Style A Choker

Choker Necklace


Trends from the 90s are back – and that includes the revival of the choker! Chokers are a type of necklace that actually date back to the late 1800s. Fun fact: These pieces of jewelry were typically only worn by upper class women and were used to represent protection and power. Chokers became extremely popular in the 90s, but fell out of style in the following years. However, chokers have made a comeback in recent fashion trends!

What kind of choker styles are there?

Chokers come in a variety of different styles. Instead of dangling, chokers typically surround and encompass the skin. Some chokers are as simple as solid colored bands, while others are adorned with jewelry. Some chokers are minimal, while others are extravagant. Chokers can be used to dress up or dress down – it all depends on personal preference.

PURPOSE Jewelry Chokers

We are so excited to have recently launched two fun choker styles: the Coastal Choker and the Lola Choker. Like the other pieces of jewelry made at PURPOSE, these chokers are handcrafted by survivors of human trafficking. Each piece is created to empower young women and supports their journey from victim to survivor. All proceeds for jewelry purchases contribute to creating International Sanctuary, our nonprofit that provides care and resources to the young women we serve.

With that being said, let’s take a look at the Coastal Choker and Lola Choker!

  1. Coastal Choker

Choker Necklace

The Coastal choker is a simple choker adorned with circular turquoise beads. Each individual bead is hand strung and carefully constructed to make this complete choker. The Coastal choker combines turquoise colored beads with a golden chain and features a smooth 1” metal bar pendant. It also features a 6 ½” drop and has a 3” extender (for adjustments).

This choker makes a great accent piece and works with all different types of outfits – from simple to dressy. It can be worn with jeans and a simple t-shirt for the day and can be paired with a dress for a night out. At $26, this necklace is a steal! This choker also pairs well with the Coastal Bracelet (made in a similar style to perfectly compliment) and the Unity Knuckle Rings (comes in brass and silver). Together, these pieces perfectly complement each other for a polished, minimal look.


  1. Lola Choker

Choker Necklace

The Lola Choker is a minimal, yet classic choker that can be paired with a variety of different styles. This piece features a dual layered black cord and draped chain and comes in 2 different colors – brass and silver. This piece has 6” and 7” drops and comes with a 3” chain extender for adjustments. The Lola Choker can be worn as a choker or as a short necklace.

This simple choker makes the perfect accessory for any trendy outfit. The Lola Choker can be used to compliment a daytime work outfit or can be paired with an outfit suited for a night out on the town. At $20, this piece can be worn over and over again for a classic and minimal style. The Lola Choker pairs well with the Maya Earrings (for the perfect statement outfit) and Laguna Cuff (for the unique design pairing).


The choker trend is back, and with our new pieces you can join the trend too! Purchase a choker today, and contribute to a greater cause. It’s a purchase you can feel good about.

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