Saturday, July 2, 2011

How to Wear Neon for Summer

There's nothing we enjoy more than a little shock value in an outfit. Please—keep it PG-13...we're talking about neon! Summer's the perfect season to compete with the sun for whoever has the higher wattage, and we can't get enough of the super-bright trend. Of course, it may be an intimidating task to cover yourself in anything that glows brighter than the average lightbulb. Think of me as your fearless leaders. Check out our four easy ways to rock neon right now, a trend that even those a little short of lionhearted can rock

All In The Details—There's nothing like an unexpected peek of pink or green to put a big ol' smile on our face. Tackle the neon trend one detail at a time with some of our absolutely favorite hint-of-neon accessories that can wear well with nearly any ensemble.
Karen Walker Pegs Sunglasses, $180, available at La Garconne; Adia Kibur Neon String and Chain Necklace, $79, available at National Jean Company; Daniblack Wanda Sandal, $71.50, available at Endless.

Neon In The Nude—Pair the brightest bright with a neutral for a megawatt contrast. this is a surefire way to make your favorite shade of neon really pop.
Funktional Weather Crop Pants, $93, available at Need Supply.

Pattern Play—We adore a vibrant neon print, like these ikat-pattern shorts, whose loudness can be played up with a contrasting neon blouse, or tuned down when worn underneath an untucked, plain blouse.
Alice + Olivia Smocked Waist Play Shorts, $176, available at ShopBop.

Shape Up—Neon is a color family usually skew a little edgy. Stick it to the stereotype and look for neon pieces in feminine, traditional shapes, like a full skirt or a demure shell.
Adam Pleated silk-georgette skirt, $225, available at Net-A-Porter; Adam Silk-gorgette tank, $180, available at Net-A-Porter.

Double As Nice—Cash in on two trends by colorblocking neon pieces. Make sure each piece is clean, crisp, and structured, as anything too voluminous can overwhelm the effect.
Lucca Couture Colorblock Cutout Dress, $69, available at Urban Outfitters.

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