Trend Watch: NEON

Neon is like tequila.  
A little bit really makes a party.  
But too much of it and you're easily a hot mess.
I was excited when I started seeing all the neon on the runways.  I love that this vibrant hue (often reserved for the folks who run at night) has claimed a spot as one of S/S12's hottest trends!  Let's just be cognizant as to how we throw it on, m'kay?

STYLE TIP 1: Neon + Neon = Balanced Beauty
Double-up the dose to make your overall style appear more cohesive and interesting.  

STYLE TIP 2: Play with Textures
Hot pink or neon yellow can easily take center stage for an outfit.  Consider layering and adding textures to add depth, interest and make the look appear more expensive (neon can often look a tad immature + cheap).

Miroslava Duma at New York Fashion Week street style was dripping in neon yellow.  
She managed to play with textures, pattern and cut all in one look.  

STYLE TIP 3: Ground Neon with Neutrals
Camel + Black + White are neon's best friends.  The more conservative you are, the more neutral you add.  This is probably the most important tip...

Le Blog de Betty shows how to pull off an understated neon look using neutrals.  

STYLE TIP 4: Oh to hell with it...have one more shot of tequila and go BIG!

A brilliant neon dress and sky high 3.1 Phillip Lim heels?  
Leave it to Chiara from the Blonde Salad to make a bold statement 
at Paris Fashion Week. 

A few of my favorite pieces in stores now:

Aldo 'Capecoral' Platform Pump - also available in a gorgeous hot pink
Purchase HERE

DV by Dolce Vita Archer - Available in a wide range of bright colors!
Purchase HERE

Citizens of Humanity Thompson Skinny Jeans in Shocking Pink
Purchase HERE

Pour La Victoire Taryn 
Purchase HERE

J.Crew Blythe Blouse in Neon Azalea
Purchase HERE

So will you be rocking the neon trend this season?  

XO - Marion

Image credits: 1) The Locals, 2) Refinery29, 3) Le Blog de Betty, 4) The Blonde Salad


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