How to Style Chic Neon Looks

When you mix them with neutral accessories or graphic prints, neon pieces don't seem quite as tricky to pull off.

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How to style neon brights.
It's easy to be intimidated by shockingly-bright shades of neon, but with a few styling tricks, you'll be feeling the florescent trend in no time. Here, we paired a saturated pink tunic by Michael Kors (<a href="" target="_blank">$1196 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with a pair of graphic black-and-white shorts to counter the bright color (<a href="" target="_blank">$70 at Topshop</a>). Metallic accessories act as neutrals: a pair of stylish strappy heels from Zara (<a href="" target="_blank">$70 at Zara</a>) and a geometric Madewell necklace (<a href="" target="_blank">$48 at Madewell</a>) add shine, but don't compete with the color.
Rebecca Taylor's neon yellow pullover (<a href="" target="_blank">$295 at Net-a-Porter</a>) adds a preppy touch to a watercolor-print wrap skirt (<a href="" target="_blank">$110 at Topshop</a>) and black suede sandals (<a href="" target="_blank">$124 at Topshop</a>). Tom Binns' statement-making earrings (<a href="" target="_blank">$190 at Net-a-Porter</a>) pull together the color palette.
If a head-to-toe neon look isn't quite your speed, experiment with statement neon accessories to make a spring ensemble pop. We started with Phillip Lim's breezy white trousers (<a href="" target="_blank">$375 at Forward Forward</a>) and a graphic Matthew Williamson blouse (<a href="" target="_blank">$825 at Net-a-Porter</a>). A cream cardigan from J.Crew (<a href="" target="_blank">$65 at J.Crew</a>) makes the look practical for crisp spring weather, while Zara's neon sandals (<a href="" target="_blank">$90 at Zara</a>) and a pair of dangly pink earrings (<a href="" target="_blank">$3.80 at Forever21</a>) say "bring on the heat."
Simple and chic, we layered a subtly-striped blazer by Aubin and Willis (<a href="" target="_blank">$485 at Net-a-Porter</a>) over Topshop's neon T-shirt dress (<a href="" target="_blank">$110 at Topshop</a>). With a pair of sturdy K.Jacques sandals (<a href="" target="_blank">$250 at Forward Forward</a>) and a statement-making rope necklace (<a href="" target="_blank">$12.80 at Forever21</a>), the look works just as well on city sidewalks as it does on the beach.
Likewise, we added a little liveliness to a lacy cotton tank (<a href="" target="_blank">$50 at Topshop</a>) and Jil Sander's graphic "songbird" skirt (<a href="" target="_blank">$1170 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with a a neon green bag by Cambridge Satchel Co (<a href="" target="_blank">$170 at J.Crew</a>) and Tom Binn's florescent bead necklace (<a href="" target="_blank">$625 at Forward Forward</a>). Classic patent pumps (<a href="" target="_blank">$100 at Zara</a>) keep the ensemble ladylike.
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