There is something about having to wear layers and layers of clothes in the winter (assuming you’re in a locale with traditional cold and snowy winters, that is) that makes minimalist designs appealing. They don’t catch on your scarf or your coat, and you don’t run the risk of a component snagging or pulling free without you noticing. Besides, the look is just clean and elegant.
This spare choker design by Anndra Neen is really mission accomplished. It is gold plated base metal and sells for USD $425 at Net-A-Porter.