Monday, April 23, 2012

Neon - Yup, the 80's are back!

I saw a ton of neon in New York City this past week.  It was in all the shop windows and on quite a lot of the passersby.  They had skinny jeans in neon orange and pink and lots of color-block sweaters with bright blues, pinks, greens and oranges in them.
The colors brought me right back to the 80's when neon clothes and accessories where THE thing to wear.  Neon was right up there with one sided shaved heads, jelly shoes (which are also on a comeback), Madonna inspired rubber bracelets and "Relax, don't do it" t-shirts.

I liked how the fun, vibrant colors, looked on the window mannequins and on those passing me by. Although I kept thinking that it might be a trend that was a little to "trendy" for a mom of 3 girls. At my age, I don't really want to try to pull off the full-blown, neon ensemble that I would have worn in the 80's but I thought that it would be fun to see what items I could find out there that were both neon and more sophisticated while also being handmade and totally "over age 35" wearable.  
Here were some of the great finds I saw while checking out Neon items on my go-to site  I would totally be willing to wear to get this colorful trend into my wardrobe.
neon with chains 
neon jeweled


red purse
neon with charm

1 comment:

  1. Have you seen the neon yellow jeans everyone is wearing??? I kind of like the bright colors but just know if I can pull them off.