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One of this summer's biggest trends is the neon and brights trend. If you're anything like me, then you're probably more comfortable in neutrals, classic tones and pastel hues, but I've recently been venturing into new territory and always conjure up bright outfits in my mind. (Too poor to make them a reality at the moment.) I'll definitely be going back to revamping old wardrobe favourites next week, by the way, I feel like this feature has grown and grown over the past year and a half, but I'd love to take it back to its' roots too.

As ever, please don't see this post as a 'you must wear this', if anything, take it as inspiration to fall back in love with pieces you already have in your wardrobe. I know that I have far too many spur-of-the-moment buys hiding away behind new purchases that just need some TLC!

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Look One is demure, classic and wearable for the shy-aways. Building an outfit around wardrobe staples means you'll always look put together, simply accessorise with brighter details to really change your Look. Tapered trousers or cropped denim (not 90's style, may I add and repeat!) updates any outfit for the summer, and a really well-fitting top will do wonders for your body confidence. I adore this bag from Zara, as well as the necklace from Accessorize, in true Olivia Palermo form, who always gets the bright accessorising 'thing' down to a tee!

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Another way to incorporate brights into your outfit this summer is to wear it via a pattern, with something pastel or neutral. A bright bralet or bustier with a shirt on top and disco pants, or more affordable leggings, is girly and 'edgy' - I hate using that term... - at the same time. Wear with a leather handbag and suede boots for that off-duty model chic look.

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Finally, interpret brights with a knit to offset the initial colour shock. In ye olde sunny England, we're more likely to be seen in a jumper and scarf than any semblance of sundress, but Look Three balances the two perfectly. These Isabel Marant trousers are ever so slightly out of my current price bracket, but they're oh so perfect for this SS12. Pair with a printed sun top and a cosy knit, and a sweet backpack for a weekend outfit that is full of style.

Hope you enjoyed this week's little installment! Which Look was your favourite? Will you be recreating any of these looks? 

14 comments

  1. This little 'how to wear' is great! Neons and brights (especially neons) scare the hell out of me! You've given me some great ideas about how to incorporate them into less 'in your face' outfits! xx

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    1. Thanks Sheri! They scare me too, but I'm definitely going to attempt Look Three soon (: turning a new leaf with my style at the moment! Glad you enjoyed the post. xx

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  2. Topshop sale started this morn (even though they haven't announced it)
    Those first shoes are £12 now :)

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    1. Ahhh I heard! Too bad I'm ridiculously poor at the moment ):

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  3. I really love the peach trousers! XO.

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  4. Look #2 is definitely my kind of outfit! Simple, but love the pop of colour with the corset xoxo

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    1. I wore it last week and might whack it out again tomorrow ^____^ thanks Ria, glad you like it! xx

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  5. I love Look 1 and 2!! Think I'd be most likely to wear Look 2 though :) xx

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  6. I need to inject some neon in my life! I love look no. 1 xxx

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    1. You do indeed ;) I really want Look Three, forever wishing I could afford Isabel Marant! Hope you're well girly, feels like we haven't chatted in absolutely ages. xx

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  7. I love that floral top on look #2 from Boohoo! Boohoo does have some really nice things right now :) The bag in that look is also lovely! Great post Michelle!
    Jessica x

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    1. D'aw thanks Jessica! I'm really impressed by Boohoo actually, despite its' bad/questionable reputation, I bought another piece from them this week - can't wait to share it with you all again (:

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