Trend Report: Neon and Neutrals
Muted pastels, neutrals, and neon colors are everywhere this spring, making a splash at the Fashion Week shows and showing up all over our local shops and malls. So, how do you get in on a trend without, well, falling so hard you end up with a bunch of pieces you don’t know what to do with or how to wear? Or not participating at all for fear of looking like something went terribly, terribly wrong…?
This week will feature a Trend Report on neon and neutrals in installment entries. Translation: multiple entries with styling tips, tricks, and information to help you incorporate neutrals and bright pops of color into your wardrobe, without looking like you just bought stock in the trend farm.
Love those pants? They’re being featured in a second look later this week.
Why it works: The lizard print in the skirt is subtle. It provides visual interest and keeps the eye moving, while from far away it almost reads like a solid color grey. Much better here than a basic black for our softer palette. The pale apricot button down from Equipment is done in a washed silk, so the matte fabrication contributes to the muted pastel feeling.
And oh, those shoes!! The look is polished and pulled together with a neutral grey heel by DVF. The wrap details and cutouts add some interest without being too busy — great since our look up top is so unfussy. And note, the back strap is a natural light-toned leather; it’s not peach to match the shirt. Your shoes and clothes don’t have to match. If you just said, Really? then please re-read that sentence and begin chanting it slowly as a mantra. It will help put you on the road to achieving awesome personal, individual style. Go for a harmonious overall look and you can still pull in some unexpected touches. Those are what will set the tone for your individual style.
How, you say? We’re getting there!
Still to come in the next installments of this Trend Report: Fit and Flatter Matters with Look 1, Accessorizing with Color, and Look 2: Wearable Brights (and how to not let them wear you).
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