Neon has been around for quite some time. Since its discovery in the late 19th century to Andy Warhol’s use of it in his famous painting of Marilyn Monroe to London’s underground rave scene in the ‘90s, neon has progressively made its impact on society and fashion. Most recently, the bright hues can be spotted in Diane von Furstenberg and Simone Rocha’s spring 2013 ready-to-wear collections. If you don’t think you’re ready to sport an all neon ensemble, ease into wearing these bold colors through your accessories.
Today’s Fashionista has done just that with a simple neon bracelet and a bright purple watch. If you are sporting a primarily neutral outfit like she is, you can keep your accessories minimal with a pair of studs and a ring or you can use the neutral base as a blank canvas for your brightly colored jewelry. Although her accessories are simple, they are amplified by their bold colors. The neon tones in her bracelet and her purple watch complement each other and make for a great pair of accessories.
Along with her jewelry, she is also wearing an adorable cross-body purse. I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite way to wear bags. This way they don’t slip off your shoulder and your hands are free to carry other important things. Her yellow and tan purse is the perfect length and size for running errands or going out over the weekend.
Overall, this Fashionista has put together a foolproof outfit for classes or a casual brunch. Beneath her layers, she is sporting a great dose of neon jewelry. If you are still hesitant to wear a lot of neon at once, start with one simple necklace, like this one from J.Crew. You can also layer a couple of simple neon bracelets with a brightly colored watch. For another simple option, go with a pair of bright pink studs. If, however, you have already embraced all of the wonderful neon trend, then rock a bold neon statement necklace with your next ensemble.
Spotted: Nanette Lepore’s spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection featured a variety of fabulous neon colored outfits and accessories.