When your mum thinks a choker necklace is a rakhi…

Image Source: I Am Starstruck

Image Source: I Am Starstruck

One of the latest trends to sweep the fashion scene this season involves some serious bling bling.

We’re talking about chokers!

From your Gigi Hadid’s to the Miranda Kerr’s and Priyanka Chopra’s of the world, every fashionista is latching onto the ultimate accessory that can be made as understatedly elegant as you please, or as sassy rock chic as you desire.

Today I went shopping and made a stop by Lovisa, because bargain (yet oh so stylish) bling is never something my wallet would say no to.

I came across their latest collection of divine chokers, showcasing soft velvet strips, delicate laced pieces and even some leather numbers with bold pendants and embellishments.

And I think my dear mother, who was accompanying me on this shopping spree, may very well be onto the next big thing… In fact I’m calling it!

Earlier this month Hindus across the globe celebrated Raksha Bandhan – an auspicious festival that ‘ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters’.

Sisters choose to tie a rakhi (a colourful woven thread sometimes embellished with diamantes or beads) on their brother’s wrist, to symbolise her love and sibling bond, while the brother usually reciprocates with gifts.

Upon seeing one of the stylish chokers at Lovisa today, my mum suggested it could be used as a rakhi in the case of an emergency when a trip to your local Indian grocery store is just not feasible.

Earlier this month Hindus across the globe celebrated Raksha Bandhan - an auspicious festival that 'ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters'.

Earlier this month Hindus across the globe celebrated Raksha Bandhan – an auspicious festival that ‘ritually celebrates the love and duty between brothers and their sisters’.

I initially chuckled, but if the truth is to be told, my mum may be onto something.

This thin black band with a delicate gold snowflake-like embellishment in the middle, would certainly make for the most sleek rakhi my cousin brother’s ever worn!

Check out these celebs sporting chokers in the way they’re initially intended to, and let us know what you think of the trend on our Facebook or Twitter or Instagram.

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