Neon has been all the rage this season coming out in everything from flirty frocks to shoe laces. However, not all fashion trends are created equal and therefore one should exercise caution before sporting a head-to-toe ensemble in neon tones. I’ve seen too many people sporting these bright-hued color tones in looks resembling the 1980’s, looking more like a costume then an actual outfit.
The art of wearing these bright tones is to pair it with chic ensembles that you would have worn before this trend came out. Accessories are really the easiest way to incorporate any trend as they tend to be less expensive and are easy to part with when the trend is done.
I prefer pairing neon with ladylike silhouettes and statement jewelry. What I love about my look is the bold gold accessories really compliment this neon orange jacket and instead of making me look ghastly, the color actually compliments my tan. I also love how this maroon clutch gives some added color without overpowering my look. Remember, if neon doesn’t look good on you – and let’s face it, they don’t look good on many – then don’t buy them. Would you buy a dress in a shade that was unbecoming? Same goes for neon.
What I’m wearing:
- Jacket – Vince Camuto purchased at Macy’s
- Dress – white shift dress from past season
- Necklace – vintage
- Bangle – Amrita Singh
- Watch – Juicy Couture
- Envelope Clutch – ASOS (similar look)
- Tan Wedge – Franco Sarto available at Macy’s
What do you think? Comment on this post and let me know how you are wearing neon this season.