Ask the Stylist: Neon & Summer Brights

March 24, 2011

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Ask the Stylist: Neon & Summer Brights

Dear Ask the Stylist

I love the bright colours around at the mo’ and really want to try the trend. How does a woman in her thirties wear these colours without looking silly? I usually go for a classic look. NC, 32. Naas.

Thanks for your question!

The spring summer trend at Jil Sander, Fendi and Prada were all gloriously colourful and there are plenty of ways to work this look into your own wardrobe. A simple way to try this look is with an accessory. That could be a necklace, belt or colourful pair of shoes. You can still wear your classic look and the vibrant accessory merely adds a touch of on-trend chic.

My favourite  bright accessories at the moment are:

1. Eel skin Makki clutch at Rebecca Davis (€135)
2. ASOS Patent Skinny Belt (€12)
3. Ted Baker torc necklace (£59)

If you’re really keen to embrace spring brights, our tip is to wear only one colourful piece at a time while keeping the rest of your outfit neutral (by that I mean with beige, black, grey or white basics).

Skirts and trousers can be kept classic by wearing them with a basic white T-shirt (GAP is our go-to shop for these – they now ship to Ireland from their online store a la Kate Bosworth (pictured) in a Jil Sander SS11 skirt.

Here are some of my fav neon clothes:

4. Reiss Silk Shirt (€130)
5. American Apparel Maxi Skirt (€64)
6. Penneys Slinky Trousers (€17)
7. Splendid Shirt Dress at Netaporter (€146.03).

If this look scares you? Painting your talons with a pop of colour, will nail the neon trend instantly. May we suggest any of the four new shades from New York Colour’s In a New York Minute range (€3.48).

Images from all our suggestions are in the gallery below. Let us know what you decide on.

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