Diane Kruger's neon brights adds some spark to a summer look
Neon accessories aren't just for teens, just look at how Diane Kruger wore a yellow-green Alessandra Rich dress with an unexpected pop of neon orange to the Liaisons Au Louvre charity dinner in Paris recently. It was a fresh and interesting way of wearing color to a formal affair.
For an everyday look, neon bangles mixed in with gold or leather bracelets look cool whether you're wearing a swimsuit or cut-off denim shorts and a striped T-shirt. Ettika makes some super flashy bangles with rhinestones wrapped in neon string. And as we mentioned in a previous post, Braced-lets are basically the elastic part taken from braces, but done in the most vivid shades. When put together with equally bright brackets, one would never know the components were meant for the mouth.
Christopher Kane's exclusive clutches for netaporter.com bring his laser-cut leather is front and center, this time done in eye-popping hues like neon yellow, green and pink. These would be the ultimate accessory to an all-white poolside ensemble.
These strappy neon yellow platforms from Electric Blue feel part disco, part Tron, and the unexpected combo of dark blue suede sole with bright yellow straps isn't for the person who merely wants to blend in.
For incorporating a more subtle pop of neon into your summer look, try a bangle like this one from Asos. It's primarily wood, but with a super bright yellow stripe on one side. The electric blue watch from Nixon is also an easy flash of color. It's sporty and sleek and works with athletic wear as it does a beach look.
To keep neon looking ultra-feminine, this pop of pink necklace from Adia Kibur looks polished and playful at the same time. And the retro-style shades from Karen Walker have a florescent yellow lucite stripe that jumps out against the primarily black statement frames.
With summer now in full swing, throw on some acid brights and sporty shades of neon to savor the sizzling Southern California climate.
-- Melissa Magsaysay