A good design collection is like a potpourri, a mixture of various integral elements blending together that have a lasting impact. A successful runway collection in a lot of ways directs or steers the course of fashion apart from merely contributing in it. Of the principle features of the ‘fashion potpourri’ that make the collection, color seems to be the most dominating one. Ranging from the sorbet inspired palette to the edgy neons, colors are definitely the most striking element of most of the collections for the fashion season Spring Summer 2012.
Loud, is the first impression of the neons, however, the color palette has been redefined and translated to something wearable ranging to various degrees the ultra bright colors can be worn and adorned. Literally, the trend has left no stone unturned.
Get inspired by various runway compositions and celebrate color this season with the neon palette.
Most of the trends usually reflect in clothes or are just noticed easily. Neons colors, when featured in clothes make a bold statement. This season the bright acid colors can be spotted in the form of layering, prints and color blocking.
The ‘Color Balance’ Looks:
When one element of an outfit is acid bright, then toning it down with the basic monotones is the balanced way to go and the most wearable one too. An easy way to wear neons, it is the bright color that becomes the focus of the look. Easy pants teamed with a ‘neonic’ top or an eclectic pant teamed with a basic shirt.
A really smart approach to the neon palette would be a color block outfit, in a combination of a basic monotone shade color blocked with neon and monotone accessories of the same shade as in the outfit to avoid confusion. This surely makes a high fashion powered look.
Follow the same principle and keep the look very casual, a neon sleeveless jacked worn over a sexy basic color pair of shorts is an edgy summer look.
Another casual look is a combination of neon lace top matched with a printed nude pair of shorts. Take a look and while at it we couldn’t help notice the neon bag on the floor carried by a front row guest. Now that is what we mean! See the power of the neon palette?
Make a classic statement with a well tailored skirt in a dark color to compliment the bright neon shirt. The look promises to make an impact. Let the outfit speak for itself by keeping the hair sleek and make up as basic as possible.
The Neon Spell, Head-to-Toe Looks
The look definitely sounds exciting, will definitely leave a fashionista thinking of various ways to achieve it, hence creativity is the best attribute to look at when inspired by this look. The head-to-toe approach is glamorous in its own way and required oodles of confidence. Again there are more ways than one to play with neons.
Apart from the usual adjectives striking us when we think of neons, the fact is that neons can be elegant too. Undoubtedly, the most elegant way to deal with the neons is-a solid colored maxi dress! With matching shoes, minimal makeup and sleek hair, a neon contrasting bag is a look that can easily spells ‘classic’ for us.
A short dress in neon is on the similar lines, an easier approach the color burst and definitely every bit of chic.
Color blocking has been a popular trend and it doesn’t seem to lose its charm when talking in terms of neons also. Definitely a helpful cue when dressing head-to-toe, color blocking amongst the neon palette is as exciting as it can get.
The layered look is for the bold and highly motivated. Layering bright neons over each other and teaming with neon accessories is a bit too much. A fact that cannot be denied however, if one knows the way to do it, then why not!
Colors have a major role to play even when the highlight of an outfit might be the prints. Neons have been spotted in stripes as well as florals in the form of dresses, pants and shorts.
Wearing Neon Accessories
Accessories popularly in the form of shoes, bags and jewellery make for the easiest approach to embrace any trend. So is the case with neons. Accessorize the bright neon outfits with equally bright accessories or add a little dose of bright color to a basic outfit. The options are in a galore.
When it comes to the neon footwear, color blocked wedges and strappy gladiators in solid neons seem to be a hit.
The rule of neon has also taken over the bags. Be it envelope clutch, baggy shoulder bag, strappy embellished or sling, variety spells when it comes to neons as well. Use this accessory as a contrasting element in a look or of the same family of color palette of the neons you choose to wear.
A neon floral shaped hair accessory is every bit of what a perfect beach accessory should hence perfect for the same and neon scarves are nothing short of edgy.
Neon Hair & Make up
An expected trend. Usually when any trend takes over the fashion area of clothes and accessories, the same translates into hair and makeup eventually. This is why the appearance of neon dyed hair on the runway did not shock any. Sooner or later it had to happen, and it happened.
In makeup, the neons make a powerful and fun statement by dramatic eyes in the bright hues or even brighter lips. Read Beauty how to: Neon lips
The neons are definitely a fun trend and are enough to satisfy the ‘color thirst’ of fashion lovers. Follow the guideline of “avoiding too much of anything” when dressing oneself in neon unless you have the confidence to carry it off or a quirky approach to get it right. We say this because there are really no structured rules to fashion or a trend but only a few guidelines to help you get there and more importantly inspire you. It is all about the mood and the only constant is the idea of enjoying it all.