Day Glow

This week, two chic ladies made me rethink my opinion of day-glow colors, which I didn’t think was possible. It had been relegated to the been-there-once, not-doing-it-again genre of trends, until these women wore their neon in a sophisticated, yet playful way. Perfect for women who have been there and done that.

Lovely Gwyneth Paltrow wears her neon tank under a subdued, neutral jersey tank dress to tone down the brightness. The neon is still there, but it doesn’t take over the whole outfit. Her tank is the Splendid Vintage Whisper Cotton Tank available in Yellow or Pink, $44 via Shopbop.com. The bright tank peeks from out under the arm and gives a flash of color and coverage.

From GOOP.com Spring Looks newsletter

Then, I spied the iconic French muse, Ines de la Fressange, over at photographer Garance Dore’s blog and thought, ok, I’m officially convinced. Ines wears her taxi-cab yellow shirt with a scarf and grey jacket over white jeans. She looks effortless, chic and timeless, which of course, she is in spades. See Ines here over at Garance’s blog.

Don’t have any neon in your closet? Me neither, but now I’m hooked. Here are some options for finding both looks:

Gwyneth’s Look:

Ines’ Look:

If yellow’s not your color, then switch it out for lime, fuchsia, electric blue or bright orange. A big thank you to the ultra-chic ladies above for allowing us to see neon in a new light.

Join Us for a Live Chat & Giveaway: Tuesday, May 24th, 8-9pm EST.

Join me Tuesday, May 24th for a Live Chat on Summer Style for Chic Moms at 8-9pm EST over at the Savvy Living Community. I’m co-hosting with Kristin of BonBon Rose Girls, who is so nice and fantastic that you’ll love her. We’ll be talking about easy, summer-loving clothes that work for busy women. It’s not exclusive to moms, so don’t feel like you have be one to join in. We’re giving away a go-to bright summer clutch that will perfect for work, date-nights, bbq’s or for tossing into a larger bag. Come check it out.

Hope to see you there!

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7 responses to “Day Glow

  1. I love your blog! I wish I could sit next to you and research with you. Elaine

  2. Gwyneth looks superb! A great look for those of us who don’t like to shout “look at me!”

  3. I love Gwyneth’s style as well! I was just reading about her newsletter/blog vs Heidi Klum’s new gig …interesting. I’m definitely feeling the yellow colour, will be wearing my favourite dress soon! Enjoy the live chat, lovely ladies. -xxoo

  4. I’m all about yellow! Have you seen that Marc Jacobs straw bag trimmed in neon yellow? So cute!

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