Trend Report: Neon Accessories
By Christine Tran, March 5th, 2012
Bright, neon hues were a huge trend last year, and they seem to be making a striking comeback this spring in the form of accessories. As witnessed on the runways of Nanette Lepore, Rag & Bone and Peter Som, dashes of neon can really brighten the typical spring ensemble as it’s almost impossible to ignore their eye-popping, eye-catching qualities. And with temperatures on the rise, what better way to stay cool than in neon-hued accessories?
When it comes neon, we’re enforcing the ‘Less is more’ rule. For a simple yet chic look, we recommend choosing one neon piece and letting it take focus. This can be achieved by mixing a vibrantly colored purse or neon shoes with a neutral colored outfit. Take the lead from style icons, Rihanna and Mary-Kate Olsen, who opted for Giambattista Valli’s Victoria Platform heels to illustrate the point that a little pop can go a long way. If you’re looking to incorporate additional spring trends, layer neon accessories over a pastel outfit for the allure of a modern colorblock –remain within the same color family but mix-and-match varying shades and tones with neon-hued belts, necklaces or bracelets. Lastly, take inspiration from some of our favorite neon accessories highlighted below and have fun with it!
Proenza Schouler PS1 iPad Case ($685), available at proenzashouler.com
Emilio Pucci Python Passport Holder ($350), available at net-a-porter.com
WeSC Lime Peel Banjo Headphones ($52), available at karmaloop.com
Insipio Neon Blue Feather iPhone 4/4S Case ($25), available at nordstrom.com