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Queen of Your Closet Series: Bible of Neon

Perhaps you’re all plain sick of reading about neon this season? Perhaps not. Those who have not jumped on the neon train must have their reasons. I have only slightly, mildly, jumped on the train.


Because I believe you definitely can have too much of a good thing, that is, if the thing you’re doing is intense. If you wear neon ALL the time, you’re going to get a rep, and perhaps not necessarily a good one.

Unless you do it right.


Wearing: Skirt-J.Crew Double Seamed Wool No.2 Pencil Skirt in Neon Azalea, Top-Anthropologie Lemon Liftoff Blouse , Belt-Anthropologie High Gloss Belt, Shoes-Anthropologie Tegu Platforms, Bracelet- Banana Republic

Here’s the Anthromollogies Bible of Neon.

1.  Don’t own too many pieces of neon that are the “main event” in your outfit. Only buy one skirt (or shorts/pants); one top; one pair of shoes. Then make yourself stop. If not, you’ll get a rep of being the crazy lady in neon all the time.

2.  Consider neon to be like an awesome, but really LOUD child, who won’t stop screaming. Temper the neon….stop the screaming….with calm neutrals.

3. Pops of neutral can be powerful. If you don’t own a main event and prefer to keep it that way, carry on. I mean literally, carry neon…like a purse piped in neon or a clutch. Dot the ears with neon, or perhaps you’re more of a necklace freak. A neon belt? YES. Love it. Go for it.

4. If you think neon looks horrid next to your face (I’m in that camp) because it makes you glow like a radioactive turnip, then don’t wear neon by your face.  Do a belt, do a skirt, or perhaps neon straps on a pair of sandals. Don’t oust neon for it’s power, rather, learn to harness it elsewhere.

5. Edit. You must be an editing queen when wearing neon. Neon earrings with a neon skirt, with a necklace, with a skirt….Yikes! Don’t do it!  You’ll start looking like a casino. Refer to #3- if you have a main event neon, make sure you accessorize with neutrals. Especially when you go bold with a print on top.

Examples of awesome neon accessories: here, here, here, and here.

Neon-on, friends.

xoxo Molly




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