Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Twofer Tuesday- The Model Look, Pastels Plus Neon

I would have never thought to pair pastels with neon until I saw model Hilary Rhoda wearing a soft, romantic mint- green-and-peach ensemble with a bold neon necklace. The look embraces the color trend, but in a different way than we are used to seeing. Pairing pastels with neon gives a sweet look some punch, some edge. So this week instead of exactly duplicating an expensive outfit with affordable alternatives, I thought I would use the designer outfit as inspiration and find affordable pieces that evoke the feeling of the designer ones. Etsy has some great neon statement necklaces and I thought I would spotlight some of my favorites. We all should support small businesses, I think.


Model Hilary Rhoda at the "Love Heals" Party
Photo courtesy of Thos Robinson/Wire image and instyle.com

Get the Look:
Sleeveless Open Back Top in Aqua-$18.99

Forever 21
Pintucked Cutout Silk-Blend Top in Peach-$27.80

Charlotte Russe
Chiffon Ruffle-Front Tank-$18.99

"Sarafina" Dress in Mint-$32.50

Pleated Color-Block Skirt-$58.00

SelfStripe Tube Skirt in Aqua-$40.00

EtEtsy- StudioLaTouche Shop
Handmade Neon Chain Choker-$40.00

EEtsy- PartybyNicole Shop
Handmade "Get Rad" Neon Statement Necklace-$39.50

Etsy- AlinaandT Shop
Handmade Geometric Neon Necklace-$59.00

I hope that you enjoyed these colorful pieces as much as I do, and I hope this new idea for playing with color inspired you and your wardrobe. Which piece is your favorite?

Elle Michele

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  1. LOVE the ASOS pleated skirt! It's color blocked in such an awesome way! I'll have to see what it looks like still!

    Also love the StudioLaTouche necklace. Super reasonable price!

    1. Make me one just like it! Design challenge? haha

  2. I totally love the pastel colours! I think I need more of this in my wardrobe! great post! very informative =) http://claudiaandjuliette.com

  3. Thanks Claudia! I think I need more of this in my wardrobe too :-P! <3 Elle

  4. great outfit inspiration!

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check it out! <3 Elle