Neon Sense! Colorful and Playful Pieces to Brighten Up Winter Days

February 5, 2012  |  
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Per usual, the groundhog saw it’s shadow and there will be six more weeks of winter. For most of us, this normally means weeks more of snow and blistering cold, but instead we’re getting spring-like weather in February – not that we’re complaining!  In celebration of warm temperatures let’s incorporate a little color into our winter wardrobe. So just in time for Super Bowl – it’s time to go bold, or go home!

We’ve got our money on neons! Set the color wheel on fire and cozy up to bright shades of pink, green, yellow, blue, and orange. And since these fluorescent hues work best in small doses we’ve collected accessories for you’re viewing pleasure, but also tossed in a couple clothing items for the daredevils in the bunch.

Where are my lovers of color, at? This one’s for you…

La Mer Neon Wrap Watch, Urban Outfitter’s – $98

You’ll have no excuse to be late again because this bright watch will force you to keep an eye on the time. The long pink band also plays down the seriousness of the piece, morphing it into a pretty piece of jewelry. Gold accents and roman numerals give it that cool vintage feel and this one will punch up any outfit. Worn alone or in conjunction with other arm candy, this timepiece sure is fly!

Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini MAC’ Croc Embossed Clutch, Nordstrom – $195

When crocodile print and lime green combine you know you’ve got something special. Rebecca Minkoff does it again with this bright cross-body bag. Let it be your pop of color to your outfit. You can rock it as is, double up the straps or remove them all-together to use it as a funky clutch. Either way, this one is sure to get you compliments.

Neon and String Chain Bracelet, Pink Mascara – $42

Neon colors and chains are strung together effortlessly in this cool Adia Kibur bracelet. Part hippy, part glamorous, this fun piece will look awesome alone or with other bracelets. It can definitely hold it’s own and will stand either way! So cute.

Ali Ro Sleeveless Grecian Dress, Neiman Marcus – $129

The little pink dress. Let this neon number drape over your body camouflaging any areas that you want hidden while still showing off your feminine shape. Rock with black booties, like in the photo or kick it up a notch and try a bright pair of heels. Your next work event or V-day date now has the perfect outfit!

Hattie, ShoeMint – $79.98 (Receive a discount code after registering)

This shoe is what you’re outfit has been missing! Neon colors, check. Color-blocking, check. Ankle strap, check. You’re three for three with this festive flat from the new shoe club ShoeMint. The teal ankle strap actually dons a snake print which plays nicely off the colored suede. Plus, the price is amazing for the quality and did we mention membership is free? Yes, “Hattie” needs to be in your collection and ours!

Mixed Knit Spring Sweater, Tobi – $42  (This price for a limited time only)

Say hello, to day-glo! This neon sweater is the prettiest shade of coral. The relaxed fit and horizontal knit pattern keeps the top fresh. It makes a statement, but is still understated enough that it won’t cause people to stare…for too long.

Light Weave Scarf, Topshop – $32

Neon green is not as scary as you think, just take a look at this scarf. A light weight scarf can take the place of a necklace when it packs a stylish punch like this one. Wrap it around your neck or mold it into a fierce turban to disguise a bad hair day. When given the chance, always make bright of the situation.


Pack of 3 Neon Love Rings, ASOS – $14.32

Right in time for Valentine’s Day, get in the spirit with this trio of stackable rings. Holding your hand out for a kiss or backhanding a deserving party across the face? At least you can do both with love. Just kidding about the physical violence! Our legal team made me write that. These rings are a fun way to play with color without a huge commitment. Pile on the neon!

Asymmetric Peep Toe, Zara – $49.90

This is a pretty pump if we ever saw one. This shade of neon fuchsia is electric and the peep toe is right on trend and weather appropriate. Can you believe it’s less than $50?! From Zara?! Dreams do come true…

Refuge Skin Tight Denim Legging, Charlotte Russe – $29.99

Are you down with jeggings? If not, this neon blue pair might help change your mind. They’ll look great paired with a loose top. Stick to the blue family and wear a short sleeve navy and white striped tee. Toss on your favorite neutral booties or flats an you’re good to go! LOVE it!

Cable Knit Beanie, Topshop – $32

Okay, before ya’ll go off on me in the comments, let me defend the $32 hat. If this gorgeous shade of orange alone is not reason enough to purchase, be comforted in the fact that this beanie is part Angora. Angora fabric is derived from the Angora rabbit which is the fluffiest animal I’ve ever seen. Check out the cuteness here. Who wouldn’t want that soft fur stylishly protecting their head from the elements? Plus, a softer hat lessens the risk of ‘hat hair.’ As Drake would say, “You can thank me now.”

Sound off! Which neon piece would you wear? Or, do you refuse to stray from the safe comfort of neutrals?

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