Neon has made a huge resurgence in the fashion world over the past few seasons. For some brands like American Apparel or J.Crew, neon has played an integral part in their collections and brand identity. Keeping up with the trend, more and more high-end designers have taken on the neon challenge by working bits and pieces of the fluorescent pigments into their collections. I always loved neon colors, but never knew how to monopolize, fashionably speaking, on their benefits.
I found this Fashionista sitting with a group of friends sipping on some iced coffees and doing homework. The first thing I noticed about this Fashionista’s outfit was the low cut scoop back cut of her gray sleeveless cotton maxi dress. I love how the top of the dress has a loose tie mirroring the loose effortless feel of this chic maxi.
This Fashionista took advantage of adding bits and pieces of neon yellow to her neutral gray maxi. Her neon yellow belt is the perfect addition to her ensemble as a whole. Not only does it break up the dress, giving her body more form, but it also adds the perfect pop of color in contrast to the gray. I also love her neon tie-dyed bandeau. She perfectly worked together a gray, black and neon yellow color scheme. Matching neutral colors with neon is a popular trend this season. Not only do the neon colors add a little spark to an outfit, but they also complement neutral colors in such an eloquent way.
I think more Fashionistas and Fashionistos should take note of this Fashionista’s expert use of neon in an everyday setting. Some people may think neon is too out there or too much color than they can handle — well doubters, think again; neon is the perfect addition to any neutrally colored shirt, dress, pant — you name it! Next time you’re at a loss for how to spark up a somewhat dull ensemble, take the first step and add a little neon. From what I’ve heard neon never hurt anybody.
Spotted: Stella McCartney optimizes on the neon accessory trend in her spring 2012 collection.