Today’s Fashionista proves that neon can be the new black. I’ve been seeing the neon trend coming back this summer with a bang, and I found just the right look representing neon-gone-classy. Last week, I went for a walk around some of the most popular streets on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I couldn’t help but notice today’s Fashionista wearing a Henri Bendel neon handbag, with the perfect summer neutral romper. To add that element of sass and femininity, she matched her purse with delicate neon sandals. I absolutely loved the simplicity of her look and how she didn’t need any jewelry, headpieces or makeup. This look is the ultimate example of less being more in an outfit.
Name: Mary Avila
Major: Fashion Design
College Fashionista: How would you describe your style?
Mary Avila: My style is really simple and classic. I like to focus on different combinations of colors and on the fit of my clothes.
CF: What/who inspires your style?
MA: I feel really inspired by Miranda Kerr, especially in the way she converts basic pieces into really modern and chic looks.
CF: Where do you normally shop?
MA: I love to discover new young designers, but I mostly shop at Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and Topshop.
CF: What is your favorite trend at the moment?
MA: I find cropped tops and maxi-skirts fascinating and versatile. Combining different prints creates fresh, modern and urban looks.
CF: What’s your favorite season for fashion? Why?
MA: I just love summer because it is the time of the year when I can wear unlimited colors and shorts.
How To: Get Mary’s casual chic look by matching a neutral colored romper with neon accessories. Remember to always balance your look when wearing neon colors. These are colors that can be overwhelming if not used appropriately. Stay away from any heavy jewelry or makeup, to look classy and effortless. Neons look great with black, but that’s expected, so go for a riskier choice like beige or gray. Try this navy romper, perfect for a day-to-night type of look. Finish your look with this beautiful engraved neon tote from Kate Spade, after all, she is the queen of neon!