Let’s play a game. Who comes to mind when you think of wild ensembles, crazy colors and a 70-year-old who can still do a cartwheel? Yes, that would be none other than the fabulous Betsey Johnson. I know most people wouldn’t wear a Betsey piece every single day out of the year, but when you’re feeling adventurous opt for one of her great neon pieces! Neon is indeed coming back for the summer as shown on Betsey Johnson’s runways for spring/summer 2013 along with designers such as David Koma, Simone Rocha and Versus. Now for some people, when they think of neon they get totally terrified and run in the other direction. If you know you are one of those people I would say first try out something subtle like this multi-colored purse from Betsey Johnson (the gray tones down the neon yellow so it’s not too much). But if you are more of one of those avant-garde trend setters then you would definitely love to rock this, this or this (a little much, but you get the point)!
The Fashionista above is sporting an awesome neon dress for the summer. She tones down the dress by adding a gray-blue blazer as her neutral. This is a great way to make your neons look a little more serious. She finishes off her look with nude sandals and a red kate spade new york purse. To transition this look into the evening, trade the blazer for a leather jacket and add a neutral heel. Now the next time you’re shopping, promise me you won’t just walk past the neons in fright. Try one out and you may just surprise yourself!