Posts tagged ‘neon’
Go Buy Now: Traffic Stopping Hats
I am a stereotypical New Yorker in the winter. I am grumpy, pushy, and have a tendency to wear black from head-to-toe (see here for proof — fyi that smile is just for show).
I’m hoping to change that a bit this year, beginning with my closet. But such sartorial changes require babysteps (no, I’m not going to go out and buy a giant red puffer jacket much to Nora Ephron’s delight). My plan of attack on the shadowy hue? Neon hats.
Yellow, pink, orange, turquoise? Don’t matta, don’t care. And since the fluorescent hue will likely stop traffic as well, I’m going to go ahead and call this a fashion move for the greater good.
Shop some of my neon beanie picks below!
Never did I think that silk electric blue pants would have a place in my wardrobe, but when I saw these suckers there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation to click and buy. This was at least two years ago and still, these pants find themselves in frequent rotation.
At first I would only pair them with more neutral pieces — grey t-shirt, black sandals, white blazer, for example — because I figured that electric blue pants didn’t need anything else to give them any extra flavor. But, as the old saying goes, “more is more,” and recently I’ve gone equally as bold with my accessories and shirts.
You’re guaranteed to get some looks on the street, but really, who cares about that?
// photos by Emily Malan
A Touch of Pink
When it comes to hair I’m about as boring as it gets. Aside from my daily routine of shampoo, conditioner, and a touch of Moroccan Oil, my hair never changes. I don’t do up dos, I look weird with it straightened, and my arm gets tired after about five minutes with a curling iron. So basically I’ve had the same jellyfish tendrils for ten years, give or take a few inches/bangs, but I’m always looking for easy ways to change it up…just a bit.
I’ve grown curiouser and curiouser about this whole My Little Pony color streak trend. I’d never do anything permanent, but a temporary dip into the pink color pool could be fun for a day or two. Don’t you think? A friend of mine recently tested out Kevin Murphy’s Color Bug and said it rinsed out no problem (after about two washes). January Jones debuted a few subtle but sweet streaks of baby pink a few months ago and Oscar de la Renta sent neon streaked hair down his Resort 2012 runway. If Oscar approves you know it’s something worth testing.
So what do you think? Should I give the ol’ pink streak trend a try? Tell me before I dip my whole head in a pot of kool aid.
DIY: Tom Binns Painted Swarovski Jewelry
I’ve mentioned it a zillion times and I’ll mention it again: I Love Tom Binns. No, not the man himself (never met him), but his jewelry is hands down my favorite on the planet. He has a series of different collections – you’ve all seen me getting serious wear out of his safety pin bracelets – but it’s his painted swarovski crystal collections that have recently tied down my fickle eye.
Now, these beauties you see above are a bit steep for my bank account (they range between $600-$2,200) so I took matters into my own hands. I bought a bunch of cheap “crystal” necklaces, rummaged through my extensive nail polish collection for some bright colors, sat down in front of the tv and painted my very own Tom Binns inspired necklaces (and earrings!).
Jump on the DIY wagon and do it too! Here’s how:
- Cheap crystal necklaces you won’t mind painting (try this one or this one)
- Nail polish – preferably in bright neon colors
- Pick your colors and get painting! Try not to get too much on each crystal and keep a steady hand. Second coat is optional, though I prefer it.
- Let your colorful jewels dry!
- Wear them in every ridiculous way possible.