The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Neon

Photo by: Photo: Alessandro Lucioni
Shift Into Neutral
Christian Dior's Spring 2013 runway was a master class in neon mash-ups, as designer Raf Simons accented a perforated white gown with an acid ... more 
Photo by: Photo: Alessandro Lucioni
Shift Into Neutral
Christian Dior's Spring 2013 runway was a master class in neon mash-ups, as designer Raf Simons accented a perforated white gown with an acid yellow underskirt. Follow model Tian Yi's lead: If you're wearing a shade last seen on a Lisa Frank sticker book, pair it with light-colored neutrals like ivory, peach, or even lilac. The contrast between neon and neutral looks fresh and modern-and nobody will accuse you of heading to a Go-Go's concert after work.

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Mon, Jul 8, 2013 4:14 PM EDT
Thanks to designers like Oscar de la Renta and Christopher Kane, neon hues are officially haute stuff-as long as you know the new rules to keep it chic. (There's a fine line between Boy George and Boy, Band of Outsiders, after all...) Here's how to capture fashion's new neon phase without any candy rave flashbacks.



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