Facing My Fashion Fears: Chokers

Hello beautiful people! I wanted to share a fashion fear of mine with you guys and how I’m trying to conquer it. I’m sure a lot of us have some things we want to wear or looks we want to try, but don’t wear them because we’re scared of what people will think.

Dia&Co have a Try-Day Friday where they challenge themselves to wear something that’s a little out of their comfort zone. I thought this was a great idea and wanted to try it for myself.

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My fashion fear is wearing chokers. I know it seems like a pretty minor thing, but I’ve always had a hard time working up the courage to wear chokers in public.

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I’ve heard guys make inappropriate comments about girls that wear chokers. I’ve also seen memes about how girls who wear chokers are promiscuous. It’s completely ridiculous. Wearing a piece of jewelry around your neck doesn’t have to mean anything more than you want it to. If you want to wear a choker just because you think it’s cute and looks good with your outfit, then that’s all it has to mean. Even so, I still get a little self conscious wearing one out.

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I challenged myself to wear one out when I went to a coffee shop with my friend. I think it ended up looking really nice.

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I like chokers because they make me feel delicate and feminine. I think they really highlight the beauty of the neck and collar bones. To me, the décolletage is one of the most beautiful parts of a woman’s body. Chokers emphasize this area nicely. To make this area stand out even more, I wore a slightly off the shoulder shirt.

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I also wore a bra with white bra straps underneath because I thought black, white, and gray would look nice together.

I tucked my off the shoulder shirt into some dark wash jeans and then put on a brown belt to tie it all together. That’s actually also a small fashion fear of mine. I’m never sure if I should wear black, brown, and gray together, but I did and it looked pretty good to me!

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To match with my black choker, I slid on some black boots. I wore brown socks with them to match my brown belt. Then I rolled up my jeans for a more flattering look.

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I have to say it felt great to face a fear of mine. It makes me feel good to wear something I picked out without paying attention to what other people might think. I think I’ll be wearing chokers more often. I’m sure I’ll still feel a little nervous sometimes, but wearing one out showed me that it’s actually not so bad. I hope you can try wearing something you might be self conscious to wear. It probably won’t be as bad as you think.

Thanks for reading!

Where It’s From

Choker: DIY

Off the Shoulder Shirt: H&M

Jeans: Forever 21

Boots: Thrifted

Makeup

Anastasia Beverly Hill Dipbrow Pomade in Medium Brown

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer in 01 Classic Ivory

NYX Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in LIPLI17 Seduction

 

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