Eye-popping, Modern, both as loud and clean as a whistle—these adjectives perfectly describe a successfully-executed neon, or neon-accented look. And yet, we can’t help but feel a bit sympathetic towards this sassy, visceral color palette that rose to popularity in the eighties before being subsequently tricked into a lifetime of brostitution via slat glasses and unforgivably bad graphic tees. “Neon York City” is never gonna happen, guys.
To keep your brights more fashion-forward than fist-pumping, limit yourself to a few high-quality pieces with a natural twist, such as these rock crystal necklaces with quartz and acid-colored beads (they come in 3 wild hues, and look amazing layered). Both the weight and slightly organic feel of the strong strands will keep your jewelry look well out of plasticky Forever21 territory. A monochrome or all-neutral base may be the safest bet when it comes to the rest of your outfit, but we fully support an all-out megaclash of print and color, as long as its well-coordinated.