Wednesday, April 18, 2012

inspiration -- neon.


ATTAINABLE: Banana Republic Heritage Ikat Skirt
www.bananarepublic.com; $98
I'm a little obsessed with this chic little pencil skirt. The crisp cotton is so pretty, and the pleats are perfection. But best of all is the lovely ikat print. In shades of chocolate and cream, it would be so pretty with brights or neutrals, and is incredibly versatile: it would wear as nicely for lunch with friends as it would as a fantastic work piece for the season.


It's been said that everything old becomes new again -- and when it comes to style, this is certainly true. Rompers. Aviator sunglasses. Platform pumps. Of course, each of these trends cycles in and out with a new spin each time, and I like to hope that they get less tacky as the years wear on. Enter: neon hues. Bold and bright, these colors swept the world of fashion in the 1980s and early 90s... And it's done so again now. Of course, I prefer it with neutrals and rich textures rather than teased hair and legwarmers -- but I leave that entirely up to you.

inspiration -- neon.



What's inspiring YOU today?
xo Josie
Thanks to Banana Republic and A Little Sparkle on the Side for the photos.

37 comments:

LoveT. said...

Nice Post ,love the Skirt too :)

xoxo

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I want that neon lace top!

C said...

I love that skirt!!! Big sigh!
Oh banana republic, how I love you, let me count the ways....

Cate said...

Oh, neon is so fun in small doses - love it for accessories:)
cate @ wildruffle.com

Linds said...

i LOVE that picture of the sequin shorts and mini cambridge satchel - these colors are making me anxious for a summer vacay, and it's only April!

TheChambrayCountess said...

I love the neon trend but I am not brace enough to make a monochromatic outfit, so I will be sticking to pops of color in my outfits! I love the lace top, the purse and those earrings you picked :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

I'm loving pops of neon, always brightens up my day... I hit Zara yesterday and was blown away by the gorgeous collections. I picked up some gorgeous cobalt shorts with gold zips, so cute!
x.o.x.o

PinaR said...

I love the Neon Trend

Kissies

Pinar

Katie said...

I just order a neon Rebecca Minkoff mac mini from Shopbop. It's the 3rd neon pink item I've bought lately. I think it's becoming a problem...

Beautygirl24 said...

I'm completely beyond obsessed with the neon trend. I think I like it now because it just screams happiness! And paired with neutrals, it looks really chic. Not at all like the neons of yesteryear!

meg said...

Love the neon look. Oh..always inspired what Zooey wears on THE NEW GIRL..now if I could only write the show..and they'd follow my script...I might enjoy the show more.

Nnenna said...

I love outfits with a touch of neon- like that amazing RM bag above! :)

Honey said...

oooh, i love the neon picks, especially the minkoff bag. and those silver shorts are so hot.

this free bird said...

I can't get onboard the neon wagon. I just can't. Well maybe if it's a stripe on a bracelet. Caving?

Style, She Wrote said...

Neons are great, but I'm drooling over that Banana Republic ikat skirt! xo style, she wrote

beancakes said...

great selection here josie! and i too am obsessed with neons, especially chartreuse!!
xoxo

joannewchoi said...

I love the rebecca minkoff purse :)

I'm personally also loving the neon yellow cambridge satchel. I included it in my polyvore post and featured it on my blog too!

161cm.com

<3joanne

Haylee Mae said...

Love! Neons are so pretty and really make me feel like I stand out when I wear them.


xo

haylee

http://www.dolledupdaily.com

Alessandra Mazzini said...

i'm liking that trend a lot!

http://www.fashionindahat.com

beckspick.com said...

i love everything neon. oh my the cross body is a must have! x

www.beckspick.com

Rachel - Notes from my closet said...

I really love it when trends re emerge like this :) It's always handy to have a 'what not to do' reference :)

Love, Rachel

isa said...

great post , i love neons ;D

xoxo

Kultur und Stil said...

I'm wearing something neon today, a neon pink sweater from zara. I love the things you showed above, only neon yellow isn't perhaps a good color for me...
And I like your blog and your style, I follow you ;-) perhaps you've some time to visit my blog too - and if you like it, I'd be happy to have you as a follower too!

xxx Anita

Audrey Leighton said...

LOVE the neon and love all of the neon pieces you've picked out!
xx

Be Frassy

Erika said...

I am OBSESSED with neon accessories right now - especially handbags. They pair so well with cuffed denim! :)

Geneva Garcia said...

OMG I love the set you did abour neon! :)


Please do visit my blog if you have time.
xx Geneva
http://fromgenevawithlove.tumblr.com

yiqin; said...

omg love neon <3

Jessica said...

love the inspiration :)

-Jessica
http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

STYLE'N said...

Loving the bright colors and neons right now and how cute is that BR skirt? I am hitting the mall today so maybe I will see if I can find that skirt

S said...

Love that neon/grey/sequins combination, so stylish and feminine!
Great finds!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

Erin said...

that Banana Republic skirt is amazing! & I love the neon thing-it makes even the palest look a little bit tan!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm def all about neons right now! My nails are highlighter orange hehe :)

Elle Sees said...

i'm loving mint and also neon!!

Elle said...

I loveeee neon too!! Cant wait to get my first neon item!! That neon bag is super cute!
Elle
Www.melelle.com.au

Fashion Tales.... said...

I am addicted to neon items, especially handbags love that Ikat skirt! -xo

LifestyleBohemia said...

I must pick up a yellow bag asap. Love your selections!
xx
Joanna

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Neon is inspiring me lately too!! Loving ALL your neon pics here!

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