If you read my blog with any regularity, you know I’m a huge red carpet geek. Any excuse to drool over pretty gowns and fab styling is OK by me.
What I (almost) like more is figuring out how I can translate my favorite looks into pieces that wouldn’t look terribly out of place in my own closet. Last night’s Tony Awards gave me just that opportunity.
Amanda Seyfried / J. Crew dress / J. Crew belt / Marc Jacobs clutch / ASOS sandal
Amanda Seyfried strutted her stuff in a beaded Givenchy dress last night. I won’t lie, this look isn’t my favorite. The beading and change in color of the dress plus the bright belt is a bit much. What I absolutely love, however, is the combination of bluish-purple with bright pops of neon orange. So fresh and modern, don’t you think?
I decided to create a look that is inspired by Amanda Seyfried’s, but which is stripped of unnecessary extras. I focused on the color and I think the result is much cleaner and kind of perfect for summer. What do you think?
Let me start by saying that I’ve been strongly against this whole neon thing from the start. It’s a little too acid-washed denim and 80’s-inspired for me. Plus it’s something that probably won’t become a classic.
But, like menswear-inspired oxfords, my tune is slowly starting to change a little. Don’t get me wrong. You won’t see me in head-to-toe neon anytime soon, no matter how much I like some of the looks I’ve seen fashionistas rocking. But I am starting to like little pops of it, especially when paired with neutrals (neons look especially good with beige and gray).
Pairing neons with neutrals tones them down a bit but still provides a fun color pop. I’m especially loving that first cardigan from Gap.
What are your thoughts on neon? Are you in love or are you skipping it? I’m considering adding a few inexpensive neon accessories into my rotation (I’m not feeling neon investment pieces because who knows how long this trend will stick!).