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The summer of the choker is still going strong, but we’ve been noticing a variation making the street-style rounds in NYC lately: The lariat. The low-hanging necklace has been around for a while—you may remember the Western-inspired version of the early 2000s. Thankfully, the look has evolved into something chic and minimal. Here’s how to wear one in 2016.

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Pair It with Stripes

A lariat’s long vertical lines make a complementary contrast against a striped sheath dress.

Get the look: Gorjana ($80)

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Double Up

Layer it with a matching chain to elevate a crisp collared shirt.

Get the look: NUUK ($86)

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Add Some Edge

Toughen up a girly ruffled top just enough with a leather strand.

Get the look: Chan Luu ($105)

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Layer It With a Cold-Shoulder Top

A delicate gold chain draws (even more) attention to your collarbone.

Get the look: Vanessa Lianne ($295)

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Do a 180

Mix things up by wearing one backward with a low-back top. Hello, shoulder blades! 

Get the look: Catbird ($288)

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