Daily Archives: March 18, 2012

Queen of Your Closet Series: Ahoy, Maties. Neon ahead.

Well ladies, I’m handing out all kinds of props to Old Navy for their newest arrivals.  Especially for the sailboat blouse.  Me loveth, so much so, that I will be it’s first mate.

Oh wait, I already have one.

Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew wool Neon Azalea No.2 Pencil Skirt, Top-Old Navy, Belt-J.Crew, Necklace-Banana Republic, Tights-J.Crew, Shoes-Lola Ramona

Okay, so I’ll be it’s second mate.

I need to hunt down a navy version now.  For reference, I took a size small and usually wear a size 6 in blouses.

And when J.Crew had some ridiculously great markdowns awhile back, plus an additional 30% off, I bit on the Neon Azalea No.2 Pencil Skirt, thus successfully becoming a “trend follower” of Spring 2012 .  When I say “trend” I speak of the NEON hues bedecking NY’s runways during fashion week.  I admit, when Ms. Neon Azalea arrived and I freed her from her packaging, I almost had to scramble for my sunglasses.  She’s a bright one, maties.

When styling high-voltage neons like this skirt, it is wise to consider tempering their intensity with neutrals.

It’s like in graphic design, when they use the tactic of negative space….  “the white space, or negative space, is considered an important element of the overall design. It is used – and evaluated – based on the same criteria as the rest of the elements in the design. White space can add to or detract from the balance, unity, harmony, rhythm, and overall success of a design. White space can give emphasis, contrast, and movement. It can be used for repetition and pattern, and work within various relationships with other elements of the positive and negative spaces in the design.” source

Neutrals, then, act as the negative space in your outfit, keeping your outfit balanced, harmonious, and successful.

Neon + Neutrals = Sophistication.

Now that’s my kinda math.

 Hope your weekend consisted of some fun fashion calculations of your own.

  Lots to report this week.  Ruffle slip….or bust.

xoxo Molly


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