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Don't Dodge Neon

We've seen some piercing neon the past few days! A florid chartreuse dress and a retina-scorching skirt are two ways you can incorporate neon into your wardrobe, but what if you want to go a little more subtle? Maybe you are tired of your friends and colleagues looking at you through a pinhole? I'm not suggesting we dodge the neon (the title of this post is sort of the ne plus ultra in cheesiness, no?), merely that sometimes maximum impact can be achieved with less intensity. 

This blouse is lemon yellow, which, while not fluorescent, is still very vibrant. It's easy to pair this yellow with basic black to make an outfit that is neither blistering nor bumblebee. Lemon yellow works with many other colors, actually, and really sparkles with unexpected color combinations. Try it with kelly green, grey, lavender or navy!

Just for good measure, I added a radiantly lime green necklace to this outfit. It is Neon Week, after all!!

Top: Banana  Republic
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Franco Sarto
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Shop Mamie
Sunglasses: Tilly's

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  1. great look :) we love yellow
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  2. @Shanna-Marie Beattie, samecookiesdifferent Thank you! I love lemon yellow. Almost as much as I love mustard yellow!

  3. Love this outfit! It's how I always imagine I'd want yellow and black to go together without looking like a bumblebee. Bravo!

  4. Yellow + grey is one of my absolute favorite color combinations, but I think you might have converted me: yellow + green + black could be the new winner!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love your subtle (but still fun!) approach to the neon trend! The black and yellow are great together. :)

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  6. love it! understated vibrance :)


  7. Fab look - you've embraced neon beautifully and looking great doing it!

  8. This outfit is very figure flattering on you! Love it. And I love this bumble look. The yellow and black together.

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  9. Anonymous6/10/2011

    I love this look too! The green necklace is so unexpected. I think neon week is a great idea. Your post titles are a lot of fun too! Thanks for sharing your bright mind and bright fashions :)

  10. @Mallory In New York, The Blonde I love yellow and black, but I have also really been loving yellow and green. But since I wore the neon green yesterday, I thought I might give it a rest today :)

  11. @brittany leigh "Understated vibrance"...Love that. Should have been the title of my post!

  12. @jeanofalltrades, Kavery, Shasie Thank you so much! Neon week has actually been really fun, especially the ultra bright days!

  13. Ahhh, my necklace makes an appearance again! Love it so much- such a great color that totally goes with everything.