June 20, 2007

SS07: Neon Bright Colors on the Street

A few weeks ago I took note of the neon bright colors on the runway. But in reality, how many of us are going to go out dressed like one of those bright orange and yellow road cones?

Taking the trend a step down for the streets, we have subtle bits of neon to brighten up solid dark shades, like here at Gucci (left) and Lanvin (right).
To be more economical, instead of finding outfits with built in neons, accessorize the solid colors you already own with neons! Take here on the Cacharel (left) and DVF(right) runway- I LOVE how the bright belts adds extra personality to each outfit. The yellow belt makes the outfit instantly younger. And the fuschia belt gives the stark black dress a softer, more feminine and flirty touch.
So copy this look with this cheap skinny fuschia belt from UO and this not-quite-so-cheap yellow Elegantly Waisted cummerbund belt from Shop Bop.
Even easier, forget the belts and just grab neon bright bags/shoes and pair it with neutral colored outfits, like here on the Marni (left) and Paul Smith Woman (right) runway.
For neon accessories, don't pick anything too fancy. The color IS the style. Go for something simple and classic, like these yellow ballet flats and even just flip flops from UO.
Or this simple yellow tote from UO. For something slightly trickier but definitely refreshing, try sprucing up your summer wardrobe with neon colored tights instead of the usual black ones, which frankly, becomes quick boring after all this time.
Something more subtle (and definitely more economical) that I'd probably go for are neon colored jewelry, like these necklace and bangles from Forever 21. They are the simplest and the most economical way to embrace this trend.
Then there are the neon colored skinny headbands and colored shades. I'm actually considering getting a pair of colored shades cause they look so cool. Incidentally I tried on a similar pair as the ones shown above at UO the other day and the fit is amazing. My only concern is that you'd have to make sure that the outfit you're wearing works with this particular colored shade- and hence my shades are either black or white. On the other hand.... it IS only $14.

The thing to be careful about with all this neon bright trend is that its a thin line between looking trendy and looking cheap. So try to be more subtle, pick one neon accessory and pair it with a classy looking outfit!

Photo Credits: www.elle.com, www.urbanoutfitters.com, www.forever21.com


Blogger brookiebee843 said...

love the colbalt blue tights


6/21/2007 1:51 AM  
Blogger Cheng said...

I'm pretty sure the black wrap dress with the fuschia belt is Diane Von Furstenberg, not Vuitton. I agree...the bright belts on black is catchy.

6/21/2007 2:40 AM  
Blogger Fashion Lolita said...

I'm not a fan of this neon -thing.

but that yellow belt is sexy.

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6/21/2007 5:23 AM  
Anonymous veronica said...

not to be a downer, but many of the "neon" items you posted were more pastels (biiig difference)

so, you know. be careful there.

6/21/2007 5:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

little bits of plastic neon jewellery is pretty cute

6/21/2007 7:02 AM  
Blogger -S said...

i LOVE that ywllow belt from shopbop. and with the black shirt/dress/whatever it is over? so cute!

6/21/2007 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Isabella said...

I adore the Elegantly Waisted belt!!

6/21/2007 12:01 PM  
Anonymous mimi said...

i kinda have to agree with veronica. a lot of the examples posted were pastels, not neon, which in my opinion ARE prettier, i do not dig the whole 'neon' look. but maybe pick more examples of the BRIGHT neon clothes/accessories.

6/21/2007 4:38 PM  
Blogger glamour girly said...

love the fuchsia belt with the black dress and the yellow belt - I might just have to go out and get one!

6/21/2007 9:11 PM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

Cheng: Thanks! I corrected it.

Veronica: You're probably right, its probably because I find these less neon colors much prettier. But I'll def be careful next time :)

6/22/2007 2:46 AM  
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Anonymous Jessica said...

I can't get enough of the cobalt blue, I am wearing the dress today paired with a black belt and cardigan. It is an amazing color.

6/22/2007 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Amatheia said...

Love the shoes you picked! But what is up with the girl modeling for Diane von Furstenburg? She looks messed up.

6/23/2007 12:36 AM  
Blogger Yuppiegurl said...

Love love the stuff and love the neon colors. I am from Barbados in the Caribbean where we have summer all year round so that's a perfect wardrobe for me to wear. I also want to say nice blog.


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