Brighten the Day with these Summer-Ready Neon Accessories
Neon accents take an otherwise ordinary look and make it positively electrifying. And what would summertime be without some jolts of high-wattage color? Below, check out a few of the accessories that will have you fawning for your own bit of fashion fluorescence.
Italia Independent Green with Envy Sunglasses, $207. Available at NastyGal.com
Why look at the world through rose-tinted glasses when you can admire the view in a mind-bending, surreal, phosphorescent green? These neon green Italia Independent frames let you do a bit of both that thanks to lens with fluorescent-tinted exteriors and rose-tinted interiors.
Cambridge Satchel Co. Mini Classic Satchel in Fluoro Pink, $205. Available at Shopbop.com
Once associated with school-aged chaps in Britain — even Shakespeare wrote about a young boy and his satchel in “As You Like It” — this bag has been reinvented as a modern-day wardrobe accent with plenty of edge, available in a bevy of fun patterns and colors. This fluorescent pink number measures 6.5″ in height, 8.5″ in length and 2.5″ in depth, and features a front flap with two buckles that close securely along the front, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap for cross-body use, and a slim top handle.
Amrita Singh Goa Earrings, $75. Available at AmritaSingh.com
Ever heard of the Color Run? Well, the concept behind it stems from the Holi festival, typically celebrated by Hindus in March, during which people dance and sing around a Holika bonfire to kickstart the celebration, followed by a carnival day during which participants run, chase, and color each other with with dry powder pigments. As a nod to the vibrant Holi colors that accompany this festival, Indian jewelry designer recently revealed her Holi collection, which includes earrings, necklaces, and bracelets featuring bold and bright shades that capture the kinetic energy and celebratory spirit of the festival after which they were named. Case in point: these floral-themed earrings, made using gunmetal brass, clear Austrian crystals, and teardrop- and almond-shaped resin stones in fluorescent yellow and neon green. Measuring 1.875″ in length and 1.5″ in width, these are the perfect way to give an outfit a hint of zest.
Ettika Custom Solid Color Bolo Cord Medium Rhinestone Bangle, $60. Available at Ettika.com
Your wrist will battle a neon sign in the brightness realm when you stack a few of these bangles atop each other. Each gold-toned bracelet is wrapped with a braided Bolo cord and features faceted, clear, round rhinestones positioned in between each fabric loop.
Alexis Bittar Lucite Neon Deco Drop Clip Earrings, $295. Available at Nordstrom.com
Like an ode to the four elements — air, water, earth, and fire — these Alexis Bittar clip-on earrings feature cork-colored, diamond-shaped jasper stones at the ear post and elongated rhodium-plated bars directly beneath them that extend down and create the base for the true stars: the large, bulbous, arrowhead-shaped lucite and glass beads beneath them. Each bead has a watery aqua and sky blue backdrop but also features a row of triangles in fiery, ethereal, flame-like neon green extending vertically down their center. Modern, sculptural, and experimental, these earrings have a mysterious quality to them that’s bewitching.
Enzo Angiolini Nomas Platform Jute Wedge Sandals, $49.98. Available at LordAndTaylor.com
Raise the stakes of your summer fashion game with these adorable wedge sandals, featuring seasonably appropriate rope-covered wedge heels propped atop 1 1/2″-tall platforms for a total height of 5 1/4″. An ankle strap keeps these wedges secure, while crisscrossed neon coral straps along the front, adorned with highlighter-worthy yellow piping, beckon for attention.
Kendra Scott Skylar Earrings in Neon Yellow, $65. Available at KendraScott.com
Kendra Scott’s beloved Skylar earrings style — which feature a funky arrowhead shape — are now available in an electric yellow hue. Made of prong-set neon yellow magnesite and outlined with 14k gold-plated brass featuring decorative dot-shaped indentations, these earrings measure 2.25″ in length and 0.75″ in width.
Venessa Arizaga Boogie Nights Necklace, $525. Available at VenessaArizaga.com
Esteemed for her ability to mix woven fabrics with flashy rhinestones, earthy resin stones, and kitschy curiosities (metallic gummy bear and skeleton charms, tiny seashells, plastic fruit charms, ceramic smiley faces, figurines, jade peace signs, and more), Venessa Arizaga knows how to make seemingly incongruous elements come together to create beautiful style music. Just look at her new Boogie Nights Necklace, which features a 19″-long, antique silver-plated brass chain adorned with slate gray threadwork and embellished with enamel glass rhinestones in a neon key lime green. Oversize floral stations dangle from the lower rim of the necklace, each with a domed, oval-shaped glass rhinestone at its center and smaller teardrop-shaped stones along its perimeter in alternating green and clear hues.
Nixon The Small Time Teller Watch in Hot Pink and Neon Green, $60 each. Available at Nixon.com
You know what time it is: time to break out the brights! This may be a petite take on Nixon’s classic Time Teller watch, but it speaks volumes thanks to its bright colors. Each watch features a 26mm case with a stainless steel core encased in custom injection-molded polycarbonate, a fixed polycarbonate bezel, and a 14mm band fashioned out of custom injection-molded polyurethane.
Nissa Jewelry Martinique Earrings, $68. Available at NissaJewelry.com
Rope accents are about as synonymous with summer fashion as neon hues, nautical stripes, or crisp white sundresses. These charming drop earrings from Nissa Jewelry combine the exuberance of neon-colored crystal with the tactile beauty and seafaring vibe of rope strands. Each earring measures 1.75″ in length and features an oval-shaped, prong-set, neon yellow crystal at its center, surrounded by a cerulean blue rope and a secondary multi-colored rope. Three teardrop-shaped hot pink crystals, meanwhile, fan out along the bottom to create a dynamic shape.
Dannijo Vonna Necklace, $557. Available at Dannijo.com
Neons go slightly goth with Dannijo’s Vonna necklace, which features diamond-shaped, fluorescent, key lime-colored stones, their angled bottom ridges surrounded by clear Swarovski crystals in teardrop shapes — all against a matte, black-plated metal that tempers the liveliness of the bright shades and adds a thrill-seeking, excitingly forbidden vibe.
Saint Laurent Small Sac du Jour Leather Tote, $2750. Available at Nordstrom.com
In the realm of traffic lights, yellow indicates a need to slow down since a full stop is seconds away. This Saint Laurent handbag brings that same line of thinking to the realm of fashion since, once a trend setter sees this tote, she’ll almost instinctively stop to examine it more closely, admiring its every detail. In other words: this tote is a showstopper. Measuring 12 1/2″ in width, 10″ in height, and 5 1/2″ in depth, this tote is made of color-saturated calfskin and features compression snap-straps to cinch the accordion sides, along with rolled handles, and a removable padlock.
Havaianas Slim Neon Flip-Flops, $26. Available at Bloomingdales.com
Yes, basic black and gray Havaianas are always a practical investment, but why go the sensible route? Color your feet happy with these neon orange rubber flip-flops, which practically call for a day at the beach.