Spunk it up with neon!

9.4.11


Have you admired a pair of purple jeans but chickened out at the last moment and bought the black one instead?

Well you probably are like many others who are a little bit scared of flaunting color.. You might think that by having vibrant colors, you might stand out a little too much, or might seem like an attention seeker, or it just does not suit you at all..

Well in any case, here are some tiny little things that can add some special 'zing' to a slightly dull wardrobe..
Wear/carry and of these with your black dress or you fav 'dark' outfit to make a cool summer statement!

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vibrant bouquet

Shake up your look with a jolt of standout color and print -- another major must this season. This fringed floral Lindsay Phillips Sunrise Scarf ($25 at Lindsay Phillips) in flashy fluoro is one fast style solution (say that very slowly if you're in color shock). Plus, we love its generous proportions (16 inches wide and 72 inches long) that allow for so many creative styling options.





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splashy hat

The season's must-have extra, as seen at Marc Jacobs: a statement '70s-inspired sun hat. Get into the groove (and take cover from those rays) in this floppy-brimmed San Diego Hat Company's Ribbon Crusher Hat with 7" Brim in Ocean ($54 at San Diego Hat Company) in a happy-go-lucky hue.





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shocking sneaks

Amp up your off-duty uniform with these retro-cool sneaks. The so-off-it's-on palette conjures up visions of '70s kitsch. Leave it to Frye -- known for their timeless, star-trekked styles -- to get it just right. We love The Frye Company's Reed Runner in Orange ($128 at The Frye Company).




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bright idea

Add instant edge to everything (from a little black dress to jeans) with this standout electric Botkier's Ava Crossbody Bag in Key Lime Lambskin ($395 at Botkier). We love the downtown hardware detailing -- studded tassel trim, an asymmetric zip and grommet-laced chain -- that channels spring's punk vibe.





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day-glo/night-glo

Day-glo easily moves into evening with this pleated satin Mary Nichols Mini Jane Clutch ($175 at ShopMaryNichols.com). Pretty in shocking pink, with pink lining inside, the luxe bag comes with a delicate chain messenger strap for added versatility.



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bold & beautiful

These elegant-yet-playful Joomi Lim Swarovski Crystal Earrings with neon thread details ($174 at Joomi Lim) offer a fun new take on tradition. The can't-go-wrong rhinestone drop style (that look like a favorite flea market find) literally gets a new twist with hand-wrapped neon thread accents.





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color wheel

Neons aren't just for thrill-seekers. An easy way to get in on the trend (and add some zing to any neutral outfit). Simply slip on a bright bangle or two or three or four or more... The polished Blue Enamel Ridge Bangles ($18 at Bauble Bar) looks timeless, yet the color pop is so right now.




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statement scent

This Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park Eau de Parfum ($170 and up at Bond No. 9) is one fully euphoria-inducing fragrance, and the arresting Schiaparelli-pink-and-neon-green bottle is just the beginning. That rose-blossom top is actually a removable bauble that can be worn as a bracelet or brooch. A vibrant scent of springtime florals and fresh greens, it includes notes of grape hyacinth, red leaf rose and red hunter tulip.





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color's calling

Confession: We're obsessing over this chic Thale Blanc's Whitney Snakeskin La Pochette Cellphone Bag ($308 at Thale Blanc). Designed to fit both iPhones and Blackberries, the clever pouch has a sleek credit card pocket and key ring hook on the back. It gets better: the chain detaches on both ends, so you can wear it a multitude of ways and swap in other decorative chains (sold separately) to switch up the look



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funky flip-flops

Sunny days ahead? Practically guaranteed when you step into these brilliant J.Crew Neon Leather Capri Sandal ($49.50 at J.Crew). A little dash of color with everything is the season's style mantra, so keep a pair or two of these by the door for a no-brainer fashion boost.





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disco dazzle

She's like a rainbow... Here's a subtle way to hit both that '70s glam look and the neon trend in one dazzling piece. A virtual kaleidoscope of rhinestones, this Venessa Arizaga's Bolly Disco Necklace ($250 at Venessa Arizaga) is equally electrifying with an essential tee or a to-die-for dress.



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sunnies case

Here's what's bright now... When you need to stash your sunnies out of sight, indulge them in an eye-popping case. In vibrant shagreen-print leather, this luxe Smythson Sunglasses Case in Citrus ($165 at Smythson) is almost too gorgeous to stash away in your bag. Disclaimer: We're not responsible if your sunglasses suddenly pale in comparison.




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feel-good tote

Pack a punch by updating an everyday tote with a fresh burst of color. What's not to adore about this functional rubber Hunter Tote Bag ($195 at Hunter Boot) in fashion-forward lime? If you need further justification, let's just say that it doubles as a little pick-me-up on dreary days -- and every stylish girl needs to prep for April showers.





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brighter times

What better way to brighten up every minute than with a vivacious neon diving watch? Made in Switzerland by new brand Skywatch, the quality unisex timekeeper has an Italian sailcloth strap lined in nubuck letter and is water-resistant to 100 meters. Plus, the 3 Hand Watch ($295 at Skywatch) comes with a free boost of adrenalin.





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wallet wow

Shift the clutch from neutral into bright with this Lodis Audrey Continental Wallet ($84 at Zappos). How tres chic is this bigger and bolder take on the perennially fashionable French purse... reinvented as a wallet? Caution advised: May cause impulse shopping to help satisfy the urge to show it off.



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