March 31, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Neon, Neon






































I love neon. Maybe it's because I'm a child of the '80's, but I love it so much I wanted to find a way to wear it to work. The colors in this outfit remind me of the diving sticks I used in the pool as a kid = I'm in love.

Styling tips: The top half of this outfit is punchy and colorful. When making a large statement in your outfit like this, keep the rest of it simple. The choice to wear nude, super-professional shoes and neutral accessories was on purpose, to help keep the color within reason. Tell me - would you wear neon to work?

Occasion: Work
Inspiration photo: Boden USA
Cardigan: Banana Republic, $12
Shirt: Forever 21, $8
Belt: Gap, $15 (recent)
Skirt: LOFT, $55 (recent)
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5
Shoes: BCBG/Ross, $23
Watch: Michael Kors, gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8

25 comments:

  1. Love how your outfit! I'd definitely wear neon to work ... but keep the rest of the outfit understated, like you have! :)

    Lauren @ tickled.

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  2. This is such a happy outfit! Love the colors!

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  3. LOVE this outfit to the MAX!!! The colors are awesome!

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  4. I'm not really a neon person but this looks fantastic!

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  5. You made the whole outfit look very professional--I would wear neon to work if I had that outfit!

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  6. KimberlylightfootMarch 31, 2011 at 9:57 AM

    Wow...you look extra beautiful in those colors!!

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  7. This is so well put together! I tried to wear a neon shirt to work on casual Friday, but kept looking at myself in the mirror thinking "this is all wrong." Your outfit is inspiration to try again!

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  8. i worked in a very conservative brokerage firm so probably would not have ever worn neon but this still looks professional. i am wondering how to add neon to my wardrobe now without being too much. all i have at this point are a pair of hot pink pointed toe heels which i could bust out but not sure how to make them look current...hhhmmm.

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  9. I'm on the hunt for pink heels this year! I definitely think you can break them out. You could also try adding an inexpensive tank top or belt, like the ones I used here!

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  10. If at first you don't succeed, definitely try again! :-)

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  11. I love these colors together!! You look awesome. I would definitely wear neon to work and my office is a relatively conservative enviornment. Are you wearing the gap belt with a bow? If so, where did you put the bow? I'm wearing that belt today and have the bow off to the side. Thank you!!

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  12. Sarah, I put the bow in the middle of my back. When you layer the cardigan over the belt though, I did the opposite - put the buckle in the back and the bow in the front!

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  13. amazing color combination, beautiful!

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  14. Great idea!! So simple but I would have never thought of it. Thanks again!

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  15. I'm starting to build a work/career wardrobe (I'll be graduating from UCF in May), and I have purchased several skirts like the one you're wearing here.
    I was wondering:
    How high up should the skirt be - for example, right at your natural waist? Or higher?
    Also, what is an appropriate length? Should it be right above the knee? My skirts hit me below the knee and I think it may be making my short frame (I'm 5'2") even shorter. Should I get it altered? Or is it fine at that length?

    Thanks!

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  16. jseverydayfashionMarch 31, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    It really depends on your body and the skirt, but my waist is located where the pink belt is, so I generally wear them lower than that. Unless it is a high-waisted skirt of course, and then it sits up higher. I think your skirts might be too long for you though - they should hit right at the knee/right above the knee. You could get them altered - but I recommend checking out the petite section at LOFT and Banana for some skirts that might fit you better there!

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  17. I have a neon yellow knit cardigan that I got from LL Bean of all places. I wear it to work with darker colors and it always adds a fun punch of color to my outfit.

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  18. Love this neon yellow and pairing it with purple is fantastic! Lookin' good, pretty lady!

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  19. I don't work outside the home but I think this is definitely appropriate for work! You look great. I actually like this better than the inspiration pic.

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  20. I'd wear neon anywhere! You make it look amazing! I have trouble styling my long cardis like that. This will be good inspiration for me.
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  21. yes, as long as the other colors weren't neon too.

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  22. I LOVE that you put neon yellow with the purple!! You look fabulous!!

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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  23. I love these two colors together - PERFECT!

    http://shoesnjules.onsugar.com/

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  24. I love this look. I love the inspiration look. Have you ever order from this company? If you have, do you know how the sizes run? I love this website.

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  25. jseverydayfashionApril 2, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    Sorry, I've never shopped at Boden before so I won't be much help. But thank you! And feel free to share you opinions if you wind up ordering from them. I'm curious too!

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