HOW TOesday: Wear Neon Colors

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Recunosc ca am o oarecare teama de culorile neon. Nu as vrea sa fiu confundata cu un lucrator de la Rosal sau cu un politist care dirijeaza traficul. Asta nu pentru ca nu am un mare respect pentru ambele meserii, ci pentru ca nu-s prea buna la dat instructiuni in trafic si nici sa plantez panselute nu prea stiu cum. Cu toate astea, nu sunt omul care sa zica “nu”, asa ca iata-ma aici in roz neon, simtindu-ma perfect in elementul meu.

I must admit I’m a little afraid of neon colors. If I was to be taken for a police man that regulates traffic or a Rosal worker who takes care that our streets are clean and our parks are pretty, what would I do? I have no idea about how to get rid of traffic and I definitely have no idea how to plant Violas. But even so, I’m not a “NO” person. And here I am wearing neon and feeling comfortable with it.

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Photos by Liviu Stroe
Pimkie leather jacket / Diana Bobar dress on www.welovecouture.com / Giuka by Nicolaescu Georgiana bag / Pandora bracelet

Folli Follie watch/ Missoni sunglasses / H&M ring, belt & sneakers

Cum sa porti culorile neon? Este mai simplu decat pare. Tot ce trebuie sa faci este sa iti limitezi tinuta la cateva culori, sa combini piesa neon cu nuante neutre sau care tempereaza neonul. Neonul nu are legatura cu stilul care te reprezinta. Poti sa porti neon pe o rochie girlish din dantela, cum am facut eu, sau pe un sacou structural cu pantaloni drepti, sau pe o pereche de colanti cu un sweatshirt, sau pe o rochie maxi de vara, in cel mai feminin si sexy mod. Totul depinde de tine.

*Combinatia cea mai sigura este cu alb sau cu nude. De exemplu, poti alege o fusta neon sau niste pantaloni scurti pe care sa ii porti cu un tricou alb simplu. Combinatia cu negru e ceva mai riscanta si te poate face sa arati precum un personaj din anii ’80. Eu am incercat-o. Acum sa-mi spuneti voi cu cine seman.

*Piesa neon atrage atentia asupra partii corpului pe care o porti. Deci daca esti mandra de posteriorul tau, alege varianta asta, daca vrei sa atragi atentia in sus, opteaza pentru un top sau o jacheta neon.

* Alege culoarea neon care se potriveste cu tonul pielii tale. Incearca si probeaza intr-o lumina naturala inainte de a achizitiona ceva. Vezi ce te complimenteaza si ce te faci sa arati ciudat, nesanatos.

* Daca nu poti suporta efectul neon “totii ochii pe mine”, dar tot iti doresti sa incerci sa porti neon, opteaza pentru un detaliu mai mic. Un colier statement, o pereche de cercei cu un strop de neon, o geanta sau chiar pantofii tai pot fi piesa care iti schimba in intregime tinuta. Mai poti incerca neon si pe unghii sau ca makeup.

Sunt foarte curioasa – voi cum purtati neon?

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The secret to wearing neon colors is to combine them with neutral hues. I was sure to only add black and some soft touches of gold, but that’s all. Neon is not about the style, but about the mixing of colors, textures and accessories. That means you can wear neon on a sweet lace dress – like I did, in a modern way on a blazer with pants, in a hectic crazy way on leggings with a sweatshirt, on a feminine summer way with a maxi diaphanous dress. Anyway you like it. Just keep it simple if you want to be sure your outfit doesn’t scream “Look at me!”.  Here are my tips:

*Mix with white or nude. Choose a neon leather skirt or shorts and mix with a white simple T-shirt. Be more careful when mixing neon with black. I know, you’ll say “but you mixed it with black!”. The truth is I took a chance. Mixing neon with black can easily make you look like an 80s character.

* Choose your neon color by the color of your skin. Not every neon color matches your skin tone. For example, yellow neon right next to my face will make me look like I’m sick or something. Just try on more neon colors until you figure out what’s ok for you.

* If you can’t handle the “all eyes on me” effect that neon has on your outfits, but you still want to try some neon – choose some pretty neon accessories. You can add a cool statement necklace, a pretty mini neon bag, or some neon shoes. Also you can add a touch of neon on your nails or wear it as makeup. That’s a nice twist, don’t you think?

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4 Comments

  1. Anda
    March 18, 2014 / 13:59

    Such a beautiful hairstyle you have in this pictorial! It really flatters your traits 😉
    And the neon colors, well I just love to integrate one piece of a kind in my outfits! Thanks for the tips on wearing them.

  2. March 18, 2014 / 21:08

    Foarte fain ai purtat rochia neon cu pantofi sport negri si geaca de piele, you nailed it cum s-ar zice! Am fost placut surprinsa si de faptul ca rochia este o creatie a “consatencei” mele Diana Bobar. 🙂

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