How to Wear Neon Without Looking like You’re 12

You might wanna shield your eyes from this year's big fashion trend -- in a good way: Super-bright neon hues were the unofficial trendy uniform for attendees at this spring's super-hip Coachella music festival in Palm Springs. Concertgoers sported some seriously bright kicks, caps, and mini dresses this year... and looked fab doing it!

For those of us who didn't get to party in Cali, even if your memories of wearing Day-Glo colors involve unfortunate Lycra T-shirt-and-leggings combos in your awkward middle school years, there's good news. Snag these fluorescent accessories for a chic way to rock the neon trend now… without flashbacks to the days of braces and boy-girl mixers.

Stilettos: Milk and Honey, $265
Now this is an innovation worth telling your girl posse about: At, you can design your own quality, fashion-forward heels. Use the site to create a stiletto with serious flash, like this one we dreamed up.

Statement Shades: Matthew Williamson Bright Acetate Sunglasses, $389
Wanna seriously splurge for summer? We've got your beautiful eyes covered with these acetate frames designed to be noticed.

Just-for-Fun Sunnies
: Claire's Neon Aviator Sunglasses, $10.50
Simple pleasure alert! Why not part with a 10-spot to try out a brighter-than-bright green? After all, the future's so bright, you've gotta wear shades.

Bag: Melie Bianco Janelle Clutch, $39
Throw on your normal clothes for a casual brunch or an evening out, and carry this shock of pink with you. The pop of color tips your look to modern.

Bangle: C Wonder Signature Screw Stud Enamel Bangle, $38
A polished enamel-and-brass bracelet is effortlessly chic for subtle, of-the-moment style.

Sandals: Canfora Gail Fluo, $177
Beach babes won't be able to keep their tootsies out of these Capri-cobbled minimalist sandals from Canfora, a brand that was a favorite of Jackie O. Now that's class.

Nail polish: Bouncer, It's Me! Nail Polish, $8
Easy on, easy off: Indulge in what's in vogue without a huge cash layout by going blue -- electric blue. Hot tip: Layer a white polish underneath bright colors to make the pigment even more eye-popping.

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