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Does anyone else find it so funny how cyclical fashion is? I love seeing “new” trends pop up that are total blasts from the past.

Two huge trends this season are chokers and bell sleeves, both of which are recycled trends, but they’re back this time in a fresh and modern way.

And that’s the trick with these old/new trends — choose modern versions and then style them with modern pieces, and you won’t feel like you stepped out of an old decade. Nordstrom is always so up to date on what’s trending, so they’re one of my top go-to shopping spots since I know when I shop there I’ll find pieces that are both on trend and modern.

I thought I would hate the choker trend, but the more I see, the more I’m loving it. I found a few fun ones at Nordstrom, including this bolo tie style choker and this double banded one. I’ve also seen thicker velvet ones, like this one, which are more of a statement and so chic. They’re all fair game — just stay away from the little plastic stretchy ones we all used to wear back in the day!

And bell sleeves — we’ve been seeing so many ruffles and flutter details on tops this season, so bell sleeves fit right in and make sense. There are so many good ones out there, like this white boho one I just picked up.

How are you feeling about these trends coming back??

Shop my favorite chokers and bell sleeved tops right here:

photos by rad and happy
created in partnership with Nordstrom


  1. Hey!
    I love that triple band ring you have on your pointer finger! Where did you get it?? Is it a Luna Skye ring or something different ??
    Thanks beautiful !

  2. Natali says:

    Looking stunning in this outfit ! I like your blouse and bag very much. 🙂

  3. Autumn says:

    I love this whole look!!!!!

  4. Lisa says:

    Sometimes I log into Instagram and think, “Damn it, why didn’t I save my choker collection / CK shirts/ grunge era floral dresses?!” 🙂 I especially love the velvet one that you linked off to from Nordstrom – it reminds me of my favorite choker from Jr. High!

    I thought this trend would be short-lived, but so far, chokers are definitely the #1 seller on our site!

  5. I have perused as of late that adorable dresses to wear for summer/miss the mark long (demonstrates a ton of legs) yet have a high hemline, and are light and here and there flowy (tight, strapless dresses are out!). You can wear them plain in the late spring and afterward wear them over tights for fall.

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