Summer 2009 Fashion Trend to Try: Neon


Seen on the spring 2009 runways of designers such as Antonio Berardi, Isaac Mizrahi, Alexander Wang and DKNY, the neon trend is definitely one you can have some fun with. A neon yellow handbag adds color and style to any ensemble, and a few swipes of neon green eye shadow can make your eyes pop. Ready to go full on fluorescent? Choose bold pieces that scream fabulous. Here are a few that are sure to turn some heads:
Tuck this orange Charlotte Russe Neon Ribbed Tank ($7.50) into a high-waisted black skirt and pair with classic pumps for an eye-catching yet basic look. For extra style points, pile on a blue or purple bib necklace! 
Your new go-to chic uniform: a neon tank, like this yellow Monrow Demi Tank ($58.80) from ShopBop + leggings + booties or gladiators. Dress the look up with lots of jewelry or down with a scarf and oversized, slouchy bag.
Not ready for a total neon look quite yet? Baby steps! This Madison Marcus Unity Dress ($199.50) from ShopBop adds flashes of neon without going overboard.
A belt is another option for adding a splash of neon to an outfit. Cinch the waist of your little black dress with this CC Skye LuLu Belt ($175) from CoutureCandy for a pop of color that will really accentuate your figure! Or to add color to a more casual look, wear a neon belt with jeans and a tee.
Brighten your beach style with this Rampage Neon adjustable bathing suit ($23.99 per piece) from Victoria’s Secret! Do we even need to mention that this trend will make you appear more tan?
Hit the mall in style with this neon J. Crew Canvas Boardwalk City Tote ($39.50). Classic yet trendy, this bag can hold everything you need: cell phone, wallet, change of clothes, flip flops, etc.
Rock a pair of neon gladiator sandals with any basic summer look, from your black bikini to jean shorts and a tank. These K. Jacques Picon Fluo sandals ($205) from are both beach-ready and city-chic. Best of all, they come in neon pink, blue, green and yellow!
Still feeling wary of this trend? You can always start with neon nail polish!

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