Bright Ideas for Spring

Neon hues are back this year for spring! All you have to do is step inside a store to know that.  What makes this season’s neon trend different than past year’s? MIXING! Pairing neon with other neon hues and assorted prints is your go-to move for spring and will be easily translated to summer.

Here are three things to keep in mind when you are digging into those bright colors!

1. Color Palette

We are seeing bright greens, pinks, oranges, and a mix of blue. What you need to do is figure out what shades work best for you! Try on these shades and walk through different lighting types so you can get a feel for how it would look. You want to pay key attention to your skin tone and hair color. You want to create contrast with your neon colors so try to stay away from tones that blend together.

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2. Don’t be Matchy-Matchy

When your parent’s dressed you as a child you were the perfect example of match perfection. However, now that you’ve grown up take this opportunity to NOT match! I’m talking about mixing neon and prints. This can be a daunting task because we’ve been taught for the past 20+ years not to do this, but it turns out they were all wrong! The most important part is to stay within the same color palette. You want to create a interesting look, not a disastrous one.

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3. Neon Not For You?

Neon colors aren’t for everyone. You may think the color is too bright, the prints too loud, and it doesn’t reflect your style. A way that you can still participate in this trend is by mixing your classic black and white shades with a snippet of neon. Color blocking is still very in style so use this to your advantage! By adding one piece of clothing or accessory in a neon color you have upgraded your outfit AND stayed true to your personal style.

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Post pictures of your favorite neon prints in the comments and let me know how you will be participating in the trend!

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