ROCK’N THE NEON TREND……
Neon is SO on trend right now and I’m loving every minute of it! There’s a myriad of items to choose from with all your favourite stores decked out in floor to ceiling NEON. However, if you’re like me, you’re probably quite keen to avoid looking like a highlighter, yet still want to incorporate a pop of colour into your wardrobe with an injection of neon. It’s all about balance, teaming your neon with a neutral is key! It’s a fun, yet slightly more sophisticated way to stay on trend with pieces that will see you right through to spring and summer (brightening up your winter wardrobe = BONUS!). These are my top and affordable key picks to brighten up your wardrobe.
This is probably my favourite purchase in the neon range! This House of G (Glassons) jumper is the perfect balance of neon and neutral and is great for the weekend teamed with some faded boyfriend jeans or some denim skinnys. RRP $39.00
Dotti Skater Dress. This dress is a great pop of colour whilst being toned down with the lace overlay. This style of dress is fail safe and looks flattering on pretty much anyone! Cinched at the waist with a white or bright contrasting belt would also look fab. RRP (roughly) $70
A quick and easy way to inject some neon into your outfit – Pink Panic nails. RRP $6.00 from Glassons.
This Cotton On dress was an absolute bargain, I bought it on the weekend while they had their big sale on and it was around $20. This is a beautiful bright orange dress that is going to work in winter with a black top underneath, a snuggly warm long black knitted slouch cardie over the top and finished with some black ankle biker boots (and my boyfriends black Marc Jacobs tie used as a belt, ssshhhh). In summer I will team it with a chunky bright blue statement necklace, some sandals and I’ll be good to go throughout both winter and summer.
Speaking of blue statement necklaces, this beauty from Dotti is fantastic as I can team it with most of the neon pieces that I have featured in this blog and it is very much on trend right now. RRP $19.95
Whilst there is a reoccurring theme here with Dotti, you will completely understand when you enter their store – there is such a HUGE array of great neon pieces that really are incredibly affordable. This top I am definitely going to wear with my leather shorts – this will be a great contrast of neon and black, feminine/floaty and structured. Teamed with some gold accessories, outfit complete!
My beloved neon green and blue Adidas sneakers. Admittedly I have had these sneakers for quite some time, but they are still in stores now. These are great with skinnies or in summer with some denim cut-offs. They retail for around $200 but are totally worth it. I’ve worn mine a million times [cue mild exaggeration] but I really have worn them A LOT and they hardly look worn at all. The purchase that keeps on giving.
I LOVE THESE! My brand spanking pair of Forever New Neon Sandals (they were literally just putting them on the shelf in store when I saw them – they are THAT new). I am in love with these sandals and although I havent worn them yet (only bought them yesterday) I plan to live in these bad boys throughout summer. They are so bright and vibrant and I cant wait to wear them with my orange dress from Cotton On, actually I cant wait to wear them with everything! The long silver t- bar on them makes them really dressy and for just $59.99 they are a great affordable staple for your summer wardrobe.
My key picks HAD to feature MAC (slightly obsessed). Another great way to incorporate a vibrant pop of colour into an outfit is with make-up. Using a wet eye-liner brush I would apply this as a liner on my eyelid just as you would a liquid eyeliner pen. These colours are incredibly neon in real life and are just beautiful. The colours are Fab & Flashy (orange) and Eye Popping (green). They retail in-store for around $35 (or you can check out strawberry net to see if they have these colours, and if they do, you will be able to get them for about $25).
Would love to hear what your key picks are for a Neon/Eye-Poppin Brights wardrobe so leave me a comment or flick me an email. xo