Summer 2009 Fashion Trend to Try: Neon

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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:
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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! 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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 Chickdowntown.com 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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