[Nanette Lepore SS12, images via Style.com]
80’s inspired neons are having a flashy flashback moment! From Nanette Lepore‘s jackets and handbags, to Rag and Bone’s electric turquoise and orange, the Spring 2012 runways popped in anything-but-boring neons.
You can be a total knockout in these hues with a few simple tips and learn how to compliment your skin tone. This is an easy trend to pull off if you simply know your neons, and we are here to help!
For those with fairer skin, hot pink is is calling your name. Avoid green and yellow as these tend to wash you out. If you have an olive complexion, shine on in vivid tangerines and corals. Those with darker skin will stand out in lime greens and bold yellows.
[Zara Jumper With Front Cable Ribbon, $49.90]
Best Neon Clothing: There will be no shortage of neon wardrobe options this season. Bright pants and shorts are the perfect way to ease into the trend. Or, how about a prim skirt pumped up a notch with a contrastingly wild shade? Our personal fave? An open knit in a hot color!
[Rebecca Minkoff Maria Clutch, $595]
[J.Crew Snakeskin Belt, $45]
Best Neon Accessories: Not ready to rock a full on neon outfit? No problem. Statement jewelry, belts, bags and shoes work just as well. Keep the rest of your look more neutral with creams, beiges, taupes, navy, and/or black in order to really emphasize your accessory of choice.
[Essie Clam Bake, $8]
Best Neon Beauty: Neon nails will bring new energy to any ensemble, and we are suckers for this totally chic trend. Check out Essie’s Clam Bake, MAC’s Al Fredo, Deborah Lippmann’s On the Beach or O.P.I’s That’s Hot Pink, and feel the jolt. Not in love with bright nails? Pucker up with bold lips – shut the front door.
FPD Tip: Decide how loud of a statement you want to make. Try wearing your neons with white instead of black. It will keep your look a bit more muted, instead of making a stark contrast.
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