Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Trend Alert #8 - Neon and Neutrals

Lemon yellow, flamingo pink, neon green, bright blue and tangerine orange are all the rage this spring.  Adding a neon piece (or two) to your outfit immediately takes your look from plain to pumped up.  The tip to rocking these highlighter hues without looking like a punk rocker from the 80's is to pair them with neutral basics in classic cuts.

Spring Trend Alert #8 - Neons and Neutrals

Here are my top picks for high-end neon pieces...tamed to perfection with neutrals.

Oscar de la Renta 
Oscar de la Renta Feathered Silk Top - feathery fun.

Michael Kors 
Michael Kors Ribbed Cashmere Sweater - black and white never looked so good.

Girl. by Band of Outsiders 
girl. by Band of Outsiders Slub Cotton-Blend Jacket - the happy making hue of the season.

Rag & bone 
Rag & Bone Sliver Tuxedo Scuba-Sateen Blazer - solid orange with neutral prints is so style savvy.

T by Alexander Wang 
T by Alexander Wang Neon Knitted Cotton Hooded Sweatshirt - loving the sweatshirt skirt combo.

Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Marc by Marc Jacobs Esther Oxford Neon Crepe Skirt - skirted citrus.

T by Alexander Wang 
T by Alexander Wang Neon Knitted Cotton-Blend Track Pants - comfy and classy in bright blue.

7 For All Mankind® 'The Skinny' Overdyed Jeans (Neon Citron Wash)
7 For All Mankind 'The Skinny' Overdyed Jeans - head turning skinnies.

rag & bone JEAN 
Rag & Bone Neon Striped Mid-Rise Skinny Jean - start small with a stripe!

Michael Kors 
Michael Kors Stretch Wool-Crepe Dress - black leather tempers bold neon.

Vionnet Belted Cotton Poplin Shirtdress
Vionnet Belted Cotton Poplin Shirtdress - a twist on the classic shirtdress.

Want to brighten up your outfit, without breaking the bank?  Here are some unexpectedly inexpensive neon options for you.

Image 4 of ASOS Top with Airtex and Color Block
ASOS Top with Airtex and Color Block - matching neon accessories adds exta oomph.

Lush Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse (Juniors)
Lush Sleeveless Chiffon Blouse - silky and throw on chic.

Frenchi® One Button Blazer (Juniors)
Frenchi One-Button Blazer - pink and day to night perfect.

J. Crew Logan Cotton-Blend Shorts - sunny and sleek.

Forever 21 Belted Woven Shorts - leg baring and bold.

Image 1 of ASOS Belted Peg Pant with Turn Up
ASOS Belted Peg Pant with Turn Up - bid farewell to boring pants with these stunners.

Image 1 of American Apparel Fluro Leggings
American Apparel Fluro Leggings - if you got it, flaunt it!

Image 4 of ASOS Skinny Jeans in Neon Pink #4
ASOS Skinny Jean in Neon Pink #4 - bright pink looks spunky with black and studded separates.

Forever 21 Cross Trim Skirt - criss crossed and oh so current.

Image 1 of Rare Neon Body-Conscious Pencil Skirt with Contrast Zip
Rare Neon Body-Conscious Pencil Skirt with Contrast Zip - figure flattering and fun.

Image 1 of ASOS Skater Dress with Contrast Sleeve
ASOS Skater Dress with Contrast Sleeve - ready to stroll.

Being a child of the 80's, I have been long awaiting the return of neon infused attire (and the slap bracelet, but that's another story).  If you are feeling a bit hesitant about throwing on bright yellow shorts, start slow with some bright yellow shoes - and keep the rest of your ensemble simple.  Neon is an outfit maker and you only need so much to make an outfit!

What's your favorite way to wear neon?  And which color are you most drawn to this season?  Lemon yellow has me smitten (if you couldn't tell already).

Hope your day is as bright as these outfits!

Images courtesy of Net-a-porter, Forever 21, Nordstrom, and ASOS.


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  2. Love these looks, the neon colors are amazing!!
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  3. These looks are wonderful. I wish I could own every piece - haha. Neons & colors are so in for this Spring/Summer.

    Great post.



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