No more of that black and gray stuff, it’s time to spring out of dreary weather and embrace color! This season, runways, celebrities, and fashion bloggers alike have taken color to the next level with bold neon shades. Here are just a few of our favorite neon things:
Rebecca Minkoff’s Mini Mac comes in a large variety of color choices to your liking. The bag is perfect for college girls on the go - it’s super portable, is fairly priced for its designer quality, and it’s simply adorable - whether you’re running errands or heading for a night out.
Saks Fifth Avenue
Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac Clutch
For a more affordable alternative, try this cute little number from Forever 21 in lemon-drop yellow:
Chain Strap Crossbody
“Arm parties” are all the rage on fashion-forward media outlets. Liven those parties up with fun, bright bangles and nostalgic friendship bracelets. Shop Etsy to pick up one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry.
Make-me-up in neon
Spring and summer nail polish collections are abundant with neons, but to avoid that “may-or-may-not-have-just-colored-my-nails-with-highlighter” look, try a more muted color such as “It’s Totally Karma” by Sephora for OPI or the a drugstore alternative “Aquadelic” by China Glaze.
It’s Totally Karma, Sephora by OPI
Aquadelic, China Glaze
For your face, a bit of eyeliner on the lower lash line or a bright lipstick can bring an unexpected pop of color to bring an unexpected edge to your look :
Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes
Also, with Sephora declaring “tangerine tango” the color of the year, don’t miss out on bright orange lips:
For statement lips like these beauty editors have, try a Revlon Colorbust lipstick:
Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Coral
For everyday wear though, a nourishing lip balm with just a hint of orange can be just what you need:
Be You Lip Balm: Coral Twist
If you’re not one for orange, go for the fuchsia MAC lipstick Beyonce is working in this picture:
Girl About Town
It may seem scary, but just like every other color, neon does go with neutrals. Colored denim has been around for a few seasons now, but it seems as if not enough people have taken advantage of how cute and chic they are! Cobalt blue is probably the easiest to pull off, but don’t be intimidated by true neons either. From Forever 21 to more high-end brands, colored jeans are easier to find than ever:
Fire Color Skinny Ankle Jean
Pacsun Bullhead Black Color Denim Leggings $19
If you’re more partial to normal denim or bare legs, try neon shorts, shirts, and dresses. They too, are everywhere:
Crochet Knitted Dress
Linen-Blend Button Tab Shorts
Sleeveless Tie Front Shirt
You can’t say summer without saying itsy-bitsy-yellow-polka-dot-bikini... don’t forget how great neon looks against a tan:
Madi Push-up Bandeau Top in Neon Margarita
Xhilaration Juniors Bandeau Swim Top Multi
Take a cue from Emma Stone and Fergie by dressing up a LBD or any other plain dress with bright and bold shoes:
More akin to Davis are Nike Frees. So many Davis collegiates are already rocking these in bright, fun colors so if you’re comfy wearing these, why not take the next step out of your comfort zone and color the campus in one of these other pieces?