There is no denying that neon is in. No matter where you shop this spring and summer, you are going to see bright pinks, bold blues and electric greens and yellows. However, unless you are a teenager, these colors can be difficult to pull off. That is where accessories come into play. Purchasing neon accessories and adding them to an otherwise neutral outfit can be the pop you need to punch up an outfit, while making it look current and trendy. And since neons are not a fad that many predict lasting a long time, the accessories you purchase can be cheap, as they likely only need to make it until the fall.
Scarves are a great way to add color, patterns or texture to your outfit. When selecting a scarf for the spring, look for one in a light weight fabric. If you are not comfortable with a solid neon scarf, look for one that features neon in the pattern. A floral pattern with neon pink roses, an abstract pattern with bright blues or a white scarf with thin electric yellow stripes can all make a solid colored dress, top or cardigan pop. Our favorite stores to pick up stylish scarves cheaply are Old Navy, Target and Loft. Loft frequently has sales both in-store and online sales while Old Navy frequently has both in-store or online coupons. Be sure to do an internet search for any coupons or discount codes before making your purchase.
Jewelry can dress up an outfit or dress it down and can be a focal point. It can be difficult to accessorize with colorful jewelry without looking cheap, but with the big, bold jewelry trends we are seeing right now, it isn’t too hard. The key is in selecting the right jewelry and wearing it appropriately. Painted or color-blocked bangles are really big for spring. Selecting a bangle painted with neon colors is a great way to pair the neon trend with the bangle trend. Feathers and tribal prints are also carrying over from last summer. Picking a tribal print bead necklace that incorporates bright blues or selecting feather earrings featuring electric greens or neon pinks is another great way to subtly accessorize with neon jewelry. Some of our favorite stores to pick jewelry up inexpensively at include Forever21, H&M and Claire’s.
A great handbag can really make or break an outfit. If the bag is bold, it can make a fashion statement. For the summer, bold neon handbags are definitely in. Many designers, such as Kate Spade, Juicy Couture and Marc Jacobs are featuring several neon colored handbags in their Spring and Summer 2012 collections. If it is a designer bag is what you are after, search around for a great deal. A Kate Spade promo code can occasionally be found on the web, Juicy Couture frequently has in-store sales and Marc Jacob’s bags can be found on sale at Macy’s, Nordstrom’s or Saks Fifth Avenue. If you can’t afford an expensive designer bag, don’t sweat it. Many designers are now making bags that can make a statement but are also affordable. Our favorite inexpensive bags for this summer are made by Steve Madden, Jessica Simpson and Fossil.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to accessorizing with neon colors. Camisoles, hair accessories, sunglasses and shoes are also all great ways to add a neon hue without going overboard. Purchasing inexpensive and stylish neon accessories is a great way to update your spring and summer wardrobe while still keeping your budget in check.