Monday, March 4, 2013

Wardrobe Diaries: Neons and Neutral

When the neon trend first debuted in 2011, I was skeptical. I just could not see the appeal in wearing safety vests if you will. There are so many great aspects of the 80's just waiting for a resurrection, but did we really have to bring back the fluro? Well that was what I thought until I saw Christian Siriano's SS12 collection of casual tees paired with floaty neon maxis. All of a sudden I didn't hate it, in fact I rather loved it! Neons were transformed 80's sporty chic to a dreamy nonchalant vision and I was enthralled.

Since then I've found myself always opting for neon accessories when the option exists. A little neon accent goes a long way. I'm especially fond of teaming it with monochrome looks or in this case, basic neutrals. The neon blue druzy necklace and acid neon sandals sit on either end of the torso balancing each other out. Instead of the eye being drawn to a particular statement piece, the dress and jacket take center stage as a result from being framed by the pops of neon.

What about you? Are you a head to toe neon kind of gal or do you shy away from this bright bold trend?

{ wearing: muuba leather jacket similar here also loving the lace version . madison marcus wrap dress also loving this maxi wrap gown . clair vivier foldover clutch . prabal gurung for target sandals . druzy necklace thanks to INPINK use code CAMO30 for 30% off all jewelry }


Gracey the Giant said...

I love this outfit. I agree with you that neon and neutral is the way to go if you're going to wear neon. Otherwise it's too 80s, even for my tastes. And I love the 80s!

Unknown said...

love your skirt!

xoxo from rome

Mrs C said...

Those shoes..! Love this styling of perfect mix of feminine and masculine!


Alissa said...

I love the styling of this whole outfit and how nothing is competing for attention!

Rachelle ( said...

Love this edgy feminine look.


Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the touch of neon to spice up the neutral hue of the dress.

xx Mandi

A Very Sweet Blog said...

hey jenee! i like the way you are wearing the trend. in little pieces it's great...a high heel shoe here... a clutch there. that's what makes it work! it's classy! love your outfit doll.

Unknown said...

Hahaha I'm unfortunately a head to toe neon kind of girl.....but I'm toning it down!!! I love the little pops of neon here.....perfectly balanced with the black and white!!!
Brooke @ what2wear

Unknown said...

ok this is seriously just what i needed. i have always been scared to try neon because my look has always been the all-natural neutral girl. but this is the perfect way to incorporate the trend, genius! thanks so much for sharing xo

Jeans and a Teacup said...

I hated the neon trend at first! I'm really not into 80's fashion (which is what it reminds me of!). But then I bought a pair of neon earrings...and then a neon blouse....haha. I do like it as an accent piece and I think those heels are perfect!
Jeans and a Teacup

Joy Shana said...

Love neon trend, you look gorgeous, those shoes are amazable:)

Unknown said...

beautiful head to toe ( fab shoes ) ;)

Bella -

Lyndsey Camille said...

Those shoes are hot as well as the jacket

Allison said...

Definitely a fan of the neon! I love how you paired a little bit of neon with the neutral colors- so classy! I think that sometimes it can be overdone but you have balanced it so well!

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fabulouspetite said...

I like how you balanced everything out. A dose of acid neon and the necklace are nice touch and not overly done. So chic, rocker,edgy and feminine. It likes an explosion of different flavors !


Unknown said...

neon has definitely evolved since its resurgence. love your pop in the shoes!

Mili from call me, Maeby

Anonymous said...

I don't have anything neon in my wardrobe. I might give in this spring/summer!


The Dragonfruit said...

Omgsh...those neon yellow heels are perfection, and paired with a pretty dress and rocker jacket?
You know how to give a fashionista's heart flutters! ;)

Trendy Teal

CoastWithMe said...

You hottie patottie you! Love this look Jenee! It is soooo gorgeous! That leather jacket...what a smart move on your part! And those neon heels..WOW! Really love this look!

Rachel said...

Love the simple black and white with a small pop of neon- you always get it right!

Alyssa said...

I'm more of a neon accented gal, exactly like you're doing here! Head-to-toe I can't pull off, but neon "pops" I can totally handle!

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Anonymous said...

Gorgeous outfit! I love the necklace, shoes and dress! Very pretty.


Always Maylee said...

You look so amazing! I love the feminine dress with the more casual/edgy jacket. And then the neon shoes are just PERFECT!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Unknown said...

I loooove the white dress! And I'm hoping that when I get back to the states there are still some of those shoes on the shelves!

Susie Dickson said...

I'm with you on neon accessories – they can provide the perfect punch of color. Love this look!

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Kate said...

wow really like this outfit, the shoes are amazing and really make the outfit pop!
xx Kate

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SimplyxClassic said...

great outfit! love the mix of soft and hard with tectures!
i'm personally a neutrals kinda girl with pops of color here and there! xoxo

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Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

While I was sitting in the cafe with the intention of studying for my test earlier today, I was actually reading your blog! I didn't get a chance to leave any comments. I was feeling guilty enough as it is :P've inspired me to include neon colored shoes into my wardrobe. Right now, it's looking rather monochromatic..... (think neutral colors). Since I wear mostly black, grey and navy, a pair of neon colored shoes would jazz it up a little. Thank you for the inspiration!!

The Marcy Stop said...

Stunning! Love neon accessories and you styled the shoes so perfectly here.
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Josephine said...

Awesome look! You definitely rocked those sandals with the neutral dress and gorgeous leather jacket. Way to work it!

<3 Josephine

Jessica said...

I think pops of neon go along way. Neon accessories are one of my favorite trends right now. I love them paired with neutrals.

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meghan silva said...

You look amazing love that dress.

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Style Me B.A.D said...

So cute! Are the prabal gurung sandals comfy?!

Elle said...

I love neon accents and these shoes are the perfect pop of color to your look! I want the whole outfit!!

elle [wonderfelle world]

Patricia G. said...

Love the shoes and the necklace!

Rebecca said...

Ah you have the Prabal Gurung shoes!! They're on my wish list : )


Anonymous said...

I felt the same way about it. I kind of didn't want to relive the 80's, now I'm embracing it more and more.:) Love how you styled those shoes!!! I have them also and may have to re-create this beautiful look!

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style frontier said...

I totally know what you mean about the neon trend. At first I wasn't into it in 2011 and then by last year I was loving it. I've been wearing it all the time now and I love those sandals, I wish I made it to Target to get a pair but they were out by the time I looked. You look gorgeous and the leather jacket is the perfect touch.


Borjana said...

Pretty babe,I love it!;)

Heather said...

Love the motorcycle jacket with the romantic dress- and that necklace is so pretty!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

you look amazing! in love w/ your necklace and heels!!

Sandy a la Mode

Rebecca said...

I'm a child of the 80s so I find so much fun seeing you young ones rock it out on that undying trend. Although it would be great to see neon in little touches & accents like what you did here.....the SHOES are to die for !!


Unknown said...

Love this Jenee! You look so cute. I'm totally a neon pop girl--I had the little Marc Jacobs neon yellow mini-wallet and a neon yellow skinny belt I wear with denim--pretty much my uniform with my black leather moto jacket--It definitely helps break up all my monochromatic darks. Love your shoes, I think I need something similar.

xo Mary Jo

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This outfit is SO SO SO gorgeous. You look so cool and chic at the same time. I absolutely love that dress!

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Anonymous said...

Such a classy way to incorporate a little neon! I love a pretty dress with a leather jacket too. Perfect with the bright heels and delicate necklace. Love it:) xo

Ester R. said...

You look so stunning and elegant!
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Content Director - Strong Female Leaders said...

I felt skeptical about the neon trend too. Later, I came to love it. A pop of color looks so welcoming.

Cute strappy shoes. Beautiful outfit.

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The Simply Kelly said...

like the sandals....the color so cool

Carelia said...

I am introducing neon in my life AGAIN, and when I said again is because back in the 80's I wore plenty of it. This time around since I am a lot older, I am wearing it in a less striking way, which it is kind of hard not to look striking colorful and obvious with this trend.
I love your Muubaa jacket, I just purchased one few days ago and I am having a blast with it. As a matter of fact, I already made few outfits posts wearing it. A great classic jacket...that is how I call it.

Hanni's said...

Love the muuba jacket and the dress. The heels is a new craving for sure.

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