Sunday, 17 June 2012

Neon Gemstone Jewelry and accessories

If you’ve been paying attention (I’m sure you have), you’ll have noticed neons are making a big splash this season. From shoes and bags, to dresses and blazers, it seems everyone these days wants to add the acid hues to their wardrobe. Jewelry designers are hopping on the trend with eye-catching baubles featuring bright, in-your-face neon gems.
Of course, our friend Robyn Fenty was ahead of the curve, having sported a bralet and hotpants encrusted with the stuff last year on her Loud tour.

This season, Tom Binns‘s “Neo Neon” collection prominently features the bright, multi-faceted stones arranged in floral designs.
Dannijo also has several offerings with neon stones, like this $450 Betty Dee necklace and this Cluny cuff for $436.

This accessory trend is liked by the younger crowds and they are patronizing it to the fullest. You get to choose from a wide range of neon accessories. So you have neon purses, neon hair accessories, neon belts and shoes. You even have jeans that are brightly colored and adorned with neon pieces. You can also opt for glow-in-the dark accessories. What more? You even have neon shades. These shades are either fully made of neon colors or for the less daring, the shades come in streaks of neon color. After selecting your favorite accessory, you must know how to carry it properly. The first and foremost rule is to avoid overdoing this trend at all costs. Do not wear more than one or maximum two accessories at a time. Wearing too many neon accessories at a time will make you look more like sum lamp post! The next rule is to balance these accessories with neutral shades. So, do not wear bright clothes if you are wearing neon accessories. For example, if you plan to wear a neon scarf for the next party, wear clothes in neutral shades to balance the effect. This will work very well with the look.

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Tom Binns and Dannijo’s pieces are haute as they are pricey, but don’t worry! The style has become so wildly popular, there are several affordable options if you want to get the look. Baublebar has these Barbados Tear studs for a sweet $15 (get them here). Zara‘s selling a stone necklace with neon touches in yellow and pink for only $19.90.

If you’re looking for a super steal, H&M has these neon pink plastic gem earrings for $7.95. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Can’t get enough? I’ve complied a wealth of options at several price points for you here.

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