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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Neon Icon

Spring has finally sprung! No more will you need to layer up before stepping foot outside and brace yourself for a freezing wind chill. It’s time to say goodbye to your muted grays, blacks and browns, and break out those bright colors that have been hibernating in the back of your closet. Pinks, blues, oranges and purples are just waiting to be worn and see the sun after a very long winter.

This Fashionista has the right idea in her eye-popping ensemble, ready to take advantage of the new season. The first thing I noticed was her neon pink skirt, which makes her stand out amongst a sea of people who haven’t quite gotten the spring colors memo yet. It is a versatile elastic-waist mini in a light cotton fabric that is great for wearing anywhere from class to dinner with friends. Her top with bright orange and neon pink dots has a loose and causal fit that makes it the natural partner for her skirt. The two go together without being too matchy matchy and almost look like they could be one piece instead of two separates. The bright pink theme is also continued in the look with her kate spade earrings. Wearing tan flats and keeping jewelry down to a minimum (just the earrings and a watch) keep the outfit simple and chic.

When you’re wearing such bright colors like this Fashionista, it is important to make sure you balance them out with neutral colors and watch out for over-accessorizing. Neon colors really speak for themselves, so there’s no need to add a ton of extra accessories with them.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I’m so excited that I can finally wear all of my favorite spring clothes! The warm weather is definitely a mood-booster and makes me want to try lots of different colors and patterns.”