Neon is not something I’ve been excited about since I was nine. Back then, my wardrobe consisted of oversized cartoon shirts tied with scrunchies, puffy painted shoes and a few key bangles and plastic cocktail rings. (Of course, I had no idea what cocktails even were back then!)
I was nervous about how my skin would look sporting neon- In my days of “color wheel” training, where you test different colors on your skin to see if you’re a warm or cool tone, where does neon come in? Would I look ridiculous or could I pull it off?
Considering that I got not only a ton of hearts on Instagram (see the photo to the left) and the outfit was man-boy approved, I will consider it a win.
I wore this outfit originally with long pants and chunky hot pink sandals I scored on HauteLook, but after getting an impromptu date to visit the lakeside to watch fireworks (and the fact that it was hot) I switched it up to something a teensy bit more cool in temperature if not in color!
So here’s my original look before adjustments were made for the heat and beachyness.
Frugal Fashion Hint: If you want to incorporate neon into your summer wardrobe, buy one top to see how you like it. Pair it with any brights your already have- shoes, bags or accessories.
Neons can also be paired with khaki/nude as seen here or just pair it with some jeans to keep it simple.
Use what you’ve got & make your neon addition either the center of attention or part of a whole bright look!