Weekly Finds: Neutralized Neon

To me, nothing makes an outfit more exciting than a pop of color or two (or three, or four). I’m also a big fan of decking out myself in brights from head-to-toe. Unfortunately, many would-be Fashionistas shy away from anything other than standard neutrals. But thanks to the current heat wave sweeping the nation, these usually-practical colors are anything but; it’s way too hot to wear anything black, while a light-colored ensemble will reveal all those embarrassing sweat stains. Luckily, there’s an option for those who want to make a statement and beat the heat without stepping outside of their comfort zones. Meet the new neon: at first glance, these colors look more appropriate for would-be hipsters at a music festival, not for a summer class or in the internship office. But when paired with a neutral (think light, airy tans and nudes) base or accent piece, these colors add a dose of trendiness to an otherwise boring outfit. Pair my neon picks with a neutral shift dress, flirty blouse, maxi skirt or classic pumps for an outfit that screams “look at me” in all the right ways.


Moto Neon Oversized Sleeveless Biker Jacket, Topshop

Neon Nights Satchel, Free People

Neon Stoned Drop Earrings, Bauble Bar

Fluorescent Turquoise Palmetto, TOMS

MICHAEL Michael Kors Reversible Belt, Nordstrom

Chiffon Full-Length Skirt, American Apparel

No. 2 Pencil Skirt, J.Crew

Neon Sweatshirt, Madewell