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Trendspotting: Neon

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The street hasn’t seen neon in fashion since the 60s. Remember club clothes – part circus, part spaceman, the way Elton John used to dress? These are the colors of contemporary art, flavored martinis, glow-in-the-dark toys, camp. Softer interpretations look like popsicles. Undiluted, they’re about as emphatic as you can get.

McQ Alexander McQueen Racer Dress

A classic, fitted silhouette in today’s favorite neon pink. Ripe for decoration. Look for a bright brooch (or white, for conservatives), perhaps a yellow scarf or lime green belt. Play with it. Flattering length. Sleeveless crew neck stretch dress. Tone on tone stitching. 100% polyester. Machine wash cold. $365.00

811 Mid Rise Skinny Jeans

Neon blue. Every on-trend manufacturer is showing this color, so choose by the fit. You can buy them at $500.00 or $15.00 (I think the Forever 21 version is close to this) Zipper fly with button closure. Five pocket styling. Cotton/Lycra. $180.00

Diane von Furstenberg Aiko Wrap Top

Simple Asian cut, cool and sleek looking. Especially handsome over white or navy pants or a narrow skirt. Extremely packable. Lime and gray silk. Wrap front, side vents, camisole to line. Two ties at the waist. $265.00

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Top: Neon Park Avenue Clutch

Italian leather gets punched up with a pop of yellow neon. The natural straw color takes impact down to a manageable level as well as giving the bag a longer street life. Sophisticated nod to being a la mode with your own twist. 13.5″ wide x 7″ tall x 1.5″ deep. Custom silver logo hardware. Frame closure cinches shut. Interior zippered pocket and key ring clip. Solid black cotton lining and custom logo dust bag. Leather trimmed interior pockets. $495.00

Bottom: Neon Colorblock Maria Bag

A compact envelope clutch punched up with eye-popping fluorescents. Just the kind of accessory you’ll be proud to leave on the corner of the table or bar. Dramatic fan-shaped art deco pleat details, small buckles, and edgy exposed zipper trim. Its gusseted design divides the interior into three compartments, showcasing a surprising amount of space. 10.5″ wide x 7.5″ tall x 2″ deep. Removable chain strap. Magnetic snap and zipper closure $595.00

T by Alexander Wang Knitted Stretch Cotton Blend Skirt

Get out your metallic flats to wear instead of shorts or neon pink heels (watch how you sit, ladies.) Keep colors crisp and clean. Pale gray would be as smashing with this as another neon. Yellow mid-weight mini. Ribbed waistband. Slips on. Cotton/nylon/spandex. $145.00

Neon Lace Flippy Dress

Old fashioned styling coupled with contemporary color (and length) make this a perfect piece for those who normally tend towards vintage. Fluro coral (that’s the color) jersey flippy dress with nipped in waist and sweetheart neckline. scalloped hems and delicately fringed edges. Short sleeves. Fully lined. 100% Polyester. Machine washable. Feminine and covered. $92.00

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