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.
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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="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/178172" target="_blank">$1196 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with a pair of graphic black-and-white shorts to counter the bright color (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5049181&langId=-1" target="_blank">$70 at Topshop</a>). Metallic accessories act as neutrals: a pair of stylish strappy heels from Zara (<a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/190056/710006/ANKLE%2BSTRAP%2BSANDAL" target="_blank">$70 at Zara</a>) and a geometric Madewell necklace (<a href="http://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/JEWELRY/necklaces/PRDOVR~85739/85739.jsp" target="_blank">$48 at Madewell</a>) add shine, but don't compete with the color.
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Rebecca Taylor's neon yellow pullover (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/192625" target="_blank">$295 at Net-a-Porter</a>) adds a preppy touch to a watercolor-print wrap skirt (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5326815&langId=-1&sort_field=Relevance&categoryId=208649&parent_categoryId=208580&pageSize=20" target="_blank">$110 at Topshop</a>) and black suede sandals (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=4726114&langId=-1" target="_blank">$124 at Topshop</a>). Tom Binns' statement-making earrings (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/194554" target="_blank">$190 at Net-a-Porter</a>) pull together the color palette.
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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="http://www.forwardforward.com/fw/DisplayProduct.jsp?code=31PH-WP6&d=Womens" target="_blank">$375 at Forward Forward</a>) and a graphic Matthew Williamson blouse (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/182687" target="_blank">$825 at Net-a-Porter</a>). A cream cardigan from J.Crew (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/sweaters/cardigans/PRDOVR~73265/73265.jsp#" target="_blank">$65 at J.Crew</a>) makes the look practical for crisp spring weather, while Zara's neon sandals (<a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/190056/783533/HIGH%2BHEEL%2BSANDAL" target="_blank">$90 at Zara</a>) and a pair of dangly pink earrings (<a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_earrings_teardrop&ProductID=1015035491&VariantID=" target="_blank">$3.80 at Forever21</a>) say "bring on the heat."
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Simple and chic, we layered a subtly-striped blazer by Aubin and Willis (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/185738" target="_blank">$485 at Net-a-Porter</a>) over Topshop's neon T-shirt dress (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=4852673&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=25T37BYLW&resultCount=1" target="_blank">$110 at Topshop</a>). With a pair of sturdy K.Jacques sandals (<a href="http://www.forwardforward.com/fw/DisplayProduct.jsp?code=KJAC-WZ6&d=Womens" target="_blank">$250 at Forward Forward</a>) and a statement-making rope necklace (<a href="http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=Promo_Charlotte_Free&ProductID=1015035869&VariantID=" target="_blank">$12.80 at Forever21</a>), the look works just as well on city sidewalks as it does on the beach.
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Likewise, we added a little liveliness to a lacy cotton tank (<a href="http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=33060&storeId=13052&productId=5359425&langId=-1" target="_blank">$50 at Topshop</a>) and Jil Sander's graphic "songbird" skirt (<a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/177680" target="_blank">$1170 at Net-a-Porter</a>) with a a neon green bag by Cambridge Satchel Co (<a href="http://www.jcrew.com/girls_category/jewelryaccessories/bags/PRDOVR~54431/54431.jsp" target="_blank">$170 at J.Crew</a>) and Tom Binn's florescent bead necklace (<a href="http://www.forwardforward.com/fw/DisplayProduct.jsp?code=TOMB-WL6&d=Womens" target="_blank">$625 at Forward Forward</a>). Classic patent pumps (<a href="http://www.zara.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product/us/en/zara-us-S2012/190053/632772/Pointed%2BVinyl%2BCourt%2BShoe" target="_blank">$100 at Zara</a>) keep the ensemble ladylike.
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