STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Electric Kool-Aid Fashion Test

All across the District, Fashionistas have been highlighting their summer color palates with shocks of neon. From the runway of Miu Miu to the racks of Current/Elliott, bright separates and neon detailing have infiltrated all facets of fashion world. Whether you want to rock a bold fluorescent accessory or a shocking pink neon blouse, this look is bound to make everyone’s style glow (literally!)

I came across this stylish student enjoying the nice day in Anniversary Park. Amongst the backdrop of lush green foliage and the simple wooden benches, the Fashionista and her highlighter pink shirt were pretty hard to miss! Her bright pink J. Crew shirt made her deep tan from spring break pop, and its billowy silhouette was perfect for the warm yet breezy day. She paired her electric blouse with a cool pair of MINKPINK high-waisted slashed cutoffs. I love this combination because the light wash of the denim is striking against the vibrant top, yet does not diminish the intensiveness of the neon. The distressing on the front of the shorts also works to break up the vivid coloring, overall keeping this look fun and tasteful. When trying this trend, it is important to balance the colors in the outfit to keep the ensemble out of “walking highlighter” territory. The goal is to look cute for school, not to be seen from space! She finished off the look with Persol shades, Marc by Marc Jacobs flats, a Foley+Corinna bag, and Chan Luu jewelry.

Want to shine in this fluorescent look? Luckily, a lot of contemporary brands incorporated neon into their summer collections, giving you plenty to choose from. For ladies that want to club in color, Naven offers neon dresses, miniskirts, and awesome blazers. The ONE by Naven line also incorporates neon into colorblock chiffon tops. If you love denim, the J Brand/Christopher Kane collaboration will fill all of your neon needs. TEXTILE Elizabeth and James also introduced neon denim into their summer line. American Apparel sells neon variations of almost all of their women’s merchandise, and TOPSHOP offers a plethora of neon attire in fun silhouettes and fabrics. For budget-friendly brights,try Free People or ASOS.

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