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Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

By Nicelise
When you think of the 80s, you probably think of big hair, big jewelry, Madonna and Flash Dance. But something else you might think of are the neon colors that were so popular then.
Well, neon is back in a big way for spring and summer. And the best thing about the neon trend is that you don't have to look like you're dressing in the 80s. You can also go as bold or as minimal with the trend as you want.
My general rule of neon thumb is to keep the bright flashy colors limited to one or two pieces, depending on what those pieces are. Multiple pieces of stacked or layered neon jewelry can definitely work. But I wouldn't pair a neon shirt with neon pants, unless you want to look like you should be directing traffic.
I've scoured some of my favorite places for neon pieces that can easily be worked into your wardrobe that are all under $100.

Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

This neon yellow Forever21 racerback tank is simple, but has a great mesh texture on the straps and racerback for a fun detail. This can be paired with jeans and sandals for a casual day look or you can wear it with a neutral skirt and pumps for a night out. Since it's form-fitting, I would pair it with a skirt that has more volume. $15.80


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

These sweet Alloy ballet flats are perfect for those who don't want to go over the top with neon. The neon pink toe can be great with jeans or a casual office look. $24.90


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

This Express skinny belt is another great option for just a touch of neon. This would be great for adding color to a neutral tee and jeans look. $24.90


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

Now this American Apparel jersey tube dress is not for the faint of heart. This is definitely a great neon option for night time. Pair it with minimal jewelry, a light-weight neutral blazer and heels for a bright night out. $29


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

There's nothing better than a pop of neon in the form of a clutch. This neon yellow Express wristlet could brighten up a basic black ensemble for a night out. $19.90


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

Kill two trends with one piece! These neon coral Bebe skinny jeans can be worn day to night. Pair them with a basic top and neutral flats for day and a silky top and pumps for a night out. $98


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

These neon yellow Mix No. 6 Daphne sandal, available at DSW, can be worn with just about any casual warm weather look. $29.95


Nic's Fashion Finds: Brighten Up

Bauble Bar's neon bib necklace is another great way to add bright color to an otherwise neutral outfit. I would even say you could wear this to work with a basic black, camel or white shift dress. And it can definitely work wonders to your go-to LBD. $62



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