Accessories Report

In this week’s ACCESSORIES REPORT we take a much closer look at one of the most buzzworthy trends for spring and summer, and that, ladies and gentlemen, is neon accessories.

As the winter season starts to level up with the usually warm and humid North Florida weather, the Fashionistas in the state capital know how to keep warm while still looking cool. Although the weather may not quite call for sundresses and sandals, it does not mean that we have to break out the faux fur coats and oversized parkas. Fashionistas like this one are making good use of the fair climate and rocking some of the season’s most notable staples, like her neon leather mini purse.

If you have been keeping up with the current runway shows, you will know that neon accessories have been a recurring movement for years. Neons are definitely here to stay for the entire year, not just for the spring and summer seasons. An appropriate amount of neon can add a perfect finish to your look, no matter what the time of year. This Fashionista shows that you can definitely pull off a dazzling lemon-colored, neon purse with a more structured outfit, totally making me want to jump on the bandwagon.

This week’s Fashionista wears her bright lemon-yellow Coach cross-body mini satchel as a statement piece, creating a stark contrast from her all-black ensemble. What caught my eye most about her was her mini satchel, simply because it’s such a flashy little addition to her edgy persona. Her combat boots provide some diversity to her look while still keeping with the same all-black motif of her clothing, made all the more interesting because of her fabulous coated top. In addition, by keeping her accessories neat and simple, like with her black frames, monogrammed necklace and some studded earrings, she lets the styling power of her little neon purse shine through.

Altogether, a good leather handbag goes a long way when it comes to functionality, in addition to practicality. Many Fashionistas are making use of all different types of purses throughout the winter and spring months in order to transition their outfits, not only as the seasons change, but from day to night. A neon handbag is a perfect way to add some personality to your overall outfit. Check out this neon fluoro satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company; they hand-manufacture all kinds of satchels and batchels (a hybrid briefcase satchel) in an assortment of fluorescent and bright colors.

In essence, the key to pulling off a very radiant piece of fashion, regardless of whether or not it is an accessory, is to make sure that the rest of your outfit is not too cluttered with colors or prints. This Fashionsta demonstrates how effortless it can be to add a little dazzle to your wardrobe in the form of a pop of color with your purse.

Spotted: Neon accessories were seen in the 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2014 collection. Similarly, Reed Krakoff’s spring 2014 collection also features some neon in their handbag selection.


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