Is This Your First Time?

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Last week I wrote about SS12’s neon trend and wore a loud and proud neon outfit. Although many of you shared my enthusiasm for eye-blistering brights, lots said they wouldn’t wear a head-to-toe highlighter outfit. So today I went for something slightly more subtle…

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Zara lace dress, French Connection coat, ASOS belt, F21 orange neon bracelet, pink neon bracelet via eBay, ring via charity shop, beaded clutch c/o Next

If you’re new to neons, grey makes a great base for brighter colours. It’s a softer shade than black, so there’s less contrast between colours and the overall effect is much more refined. And a neutral shade will add a touch of class to even the most obnoxious shade of orange (see my belt).

So now you have no excuse – a sweet and subtle introduction to neons for those with a tendency towards the dark side. What do you think – is this look the one for you?



I love this look, the grey is a great way to tone down the neon brights. I find neon a bit scary to wear, but I might try it now! x


loved your blogger cliche post jen, very well worded arguement. I think i like certain typical sterotypes but not others so i feel ive kept my identity! 🙂 xo


I love this outfit! The lace dress is lovely and the dash of neon just makes it seem more exciting. I do think that grey is the perfect backdrop for brighter colours.

Amy Jessica

Totally agree with you about grey, its fab for a base and then you can go for bolder accessories, wonderful blog – now following, hope you follow back!
much love


Ok, wow! I loved the full neon outfit but this is definitely more up my street! I love the bright accessories with grey – such a great colour combination!


I’m tempted to say “Neon? I did that in the 1980s so I don’t need to go there again” but I know I will. Loved it then, love it now.


The clutch and belt are perfect with muted grey, Jen! I really like your dress, and might just have to search for something similar, paired with an eye-wateringly bright belt of course! (:

rc helicopter

Wow! You just looking beautiful. Really awesome outfit and excellent accessories you have been choose for. Your ring and watch would get good attention. Your dress is too good. You have a great fashion sense.


Love this! I now have this same amazing coat (after tweeting you, thanks for the sizing recomendations!). Totally inspired to get a neon belt. I would love to do this style outfit with bright prink pumps as well. x x


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