Neon was a huge trend last Spring and Summer and it looks like it is sticking around this year as well. (Above: Oscar de la Renta; Helmut Lang; David Koma; Gucci.) Because I am a huge fan of color, I am loving that between this trend and the pastel trend, we have so many trendy color options to choose from this season! If you didn't jump on the neon bandwagon last year and want to add some bright to your closet, below are some neon options to consider: Kate Spade New York "Robbie" woven skirt for $348 on www.nordstrom.com; "Botanical Brights" floral top for $57 on www.lulus.com; Reverse studded shoulder oversized sweater for $69 on www.urbanoutfitters.com; Toothpick jean for $125 on www.jcrew.com; 1969 legging skimmer jeans for $69.95 on www.gap.com; "Pinch of Paprika" dress for $57.99 on www.modcloth.com; "Short Circuit" shorts for $40 on www.lulus.com; Dolce Vita "Ives" dress for $275 on www.shopbop.com; SUNDRY ruched tank dress for $135 on www.shopbop.com; Postage stamp embroidered mini skirt for $148 on www.jcrew.com; Diane Von Furstenberg "Ilene" double crepe blazer for $445 on www.shopbop.com; Cynthia Steffe "Charlize" lace fit & flare dress for $248 on www.nordstrom.com.
This Spring and Summer neon is not only limited to your apparel, but it is also an on-trend color choice for handbags as well. (Below: Rag & Bone; Diane Von Furstenburg; Gucci; Marc by Marc Jacobs.) Neon bags are a great way to add some punch to a neutral outfit. And remember, don't be afraid to mix your neons. Just be sure to keep them in the same color family (i.e., neon orange and pink, neon green and blue, etc.)
If you are in the market for a new bag and aren't afraid of vibrant colors, below are some neon bags to consider: Reed Krakoff standard mini shoulder bag for $590 on www.nordstrom.com; RACHEL Rachel Roy blocked frame clutch for $59 on www.macys.com; The Cambridge Satchel Company satchel for $170 on www.jcrew.com; "Teeny Edie" purse for $128 on www.jcrew.com; Kelsi Dagger satchel for $258 on www.nordstrom.com; McQ Alexander McQueen "Albion" envelope clutch for $605 on www.shopbop.com; Envelope clutch for $39.95 on www.gap.com; Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C. for $195 on www.rebeccaminkoff.com; Marc by Marc Jacobs "Too Hot to Handle" mini drawstring bag for $198 on www.shopbop.com; See by Chloe zip file large tote for $245 on www.shopbop.com; Quilted patent crossbody bag for $19.80 on www.forever21.com; Neon minaudiere for $128 on www.jcrew.com.