A touch of neon can be so nice, oui? And too much can be…mais non! We love that erstwhile “pop” of color, but we’re slightly worried we might end up a caricature of 80s neon overdrive. That’s why I’ve put together a little show of pieces that add just the right amount of brightness to keep your looks as hot as the summer sun. When in doubt (with neon shades), it’s always best to scale down.
You may think you're not a "hat person." You may think it's fine to go without, but if you're spending time in the sun, you'd be foolish not to give your skin extra protection, and hats are tres chic. This one has a natural straw vibe, but includes a girly touch of pink that takes it away from being too close to the farm.
$22.00 at Neiman Marcus.
Nude/taupe is never a bad idea. Yellow neon will look adorable with your other neutral shades. The cork wedge on this pair is just big enough to give a height advantage without causing major discomfort or worry of toppling over.
$34.99 at 6pm.
Skater dresses are flattering and fun, this black number is going to be a chic addition to the LBD section of your closet. The piping gives it daytime appeal, while its noir shade begs to be worn with heels when the sun goes down.
$34.50 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus.
Don't throw all your sweaters in the back of your closet. Nighttime beach parties and too-cold air conditioners necessitate easy access to at least one cozy top. This Marc Jacobs sweater is begging to be brought out and paired with casual and office looks. The taupe neutral color leaves that sweet orange color to be admired.
$215 at Matches Fashion.
Thinking of picking up a neon statement necklace? On the fence about whether the trend is worth it to try? Get a twofer with this built-in necklace and bodycon dress combo.
$29.70 at ASOS.
At this stage we're hard pressed to find a fashionista who hasn't indulged in the military/camo trend. So why not buy something that's a twist on a modern cool-girl standby? Neon accents it is.
$59.40 at ASOS.
Cute wallet, fits perfectly into the slouchy pocket of your favorite boyfriend bottoms, and then there's the pink stripe down the center that says it's not just for the boys.
$75 at ASOS.
If you're really hankering for a bit of neon, you can hardly find a more affordable option than one of the dozens of belts on the market that come in a hot shade. This one is lined and filled with the accent color, so only the smallest hint of it will show while wearing. This is ideal for your office looks. That black shift dress just got more stylish.
$39.99 at Mango.
Pura vida bracelets go toward a good cause. Each one sold helps support the artisans who make them in Costa Rica. They're waterproof, so once you slide them on, you won't really need to take it off. It can be your summer signature. While stacking several together would be cheeky and cute, I love the idea of just wearing one along with your other bangles, watches, etc. Just a touch of color for maximum chic.
$30 at Pink Mascara.