December 3, 2013

Always Buzzin’ Just Like Neon

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There are two approaches to wearing neon.  One, use it as an accent color and wear with a heavy dose of neutrals.  Or two, go all-out.   Knowing Olga and I, which approach do you think we take?  All-out, of course!  Go big or go home.

There is a craft to layering neons, though.  First of all, stick to one or maybe two bright colors so that your look is cohesive- too many neon hues will be hard for other people to look at and appreciate.  Here, Olga stuck to one color (yellow), and I mixed highlighter yellow with bright orange.

 

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Next, make sure that your outfit includes at least one color that’s not neon- I went with silver for my cocktail party look, and Olga went with beige to make her neon suit appropriate for everyday wear.

 

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Finally, don’t go overboard on accessories.  Neon hues make a big statement by themselves, so only wear extra pieces if they really add to the outfit.   Here, Olga kept the accessories to a minimum with only sunglasses and a vintage Chanel necklace.  The dark gold tones of both pieces acted as neutrals!  A Proenza Schouler clutch in the same tone as her Porter Grey shorts suit was the perfect finishing touch.

 

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I added a necklace and cuff to my outfit in order to incorporate my “non-neon” color, silver.  A colorblocked clutch from Sass & Bide added a final dose of all three of my outfit colors!

 

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And there you have it- three simple rules for making neon work!

 

On Olga:

Jacket & Shorts- Porter Grey
Shirt- Timo Weiland
Shoes- Prada
Necklace- Vintage Chanel
Glasses- Vintage Bugatti
Clutch- Proenza Schouler
On me:
Dress- Simone Rocha
Shoes- Brian Atwood
Necklace- Shourouk
Cuff- VSL
Bag- Sass & Bide

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