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neon pop!


Wearing: August Street lilac blazer & lime shirt, vintage sweater guard, Topshop daisy printed pleated skirt, Betts silhouette platform heels {photos by Sutejo Tan, Egor Evdokimov}

One of the trends that has really been a highlight on the runways and in stores for Spring/Summer is the pastel and neon combination. It may seem like an unlikely merge of opposites, although when you actually put them together, the colour combinations work unbelievably well. My wardrobe certainly has more than its fair share of pastel pieces, but on the other hand, neon is definitely not something I wear on a common basis. When I first heard that we’d be working pastels and neons together, I was eager to see what I would come up with given I’ve never put the two together in the past. A quick flick of some online editorials was all I needed to spark my inspiration and before I knew it, I was embracing the pops of neon as if it were something I wore all the time! Neon yellow is now something I am very much adoring. It’s such a bright pop of colour and really adds that touch of fun to an outfit. And to top it all off with a classic Kani vintage touch – collar embellishments thanks to this gold and ivory daisy sweater guard. This is probably my all time favourite sweater guard out of all of the many that I’ve accumulated over the last couple of years, and I absolutely love how they can immediately uplift an outfit in a polished way. Neons work amazingly well in drawing attention to particular features of your outfit, like a pop of neon at your feet highlighting the elegant silhouette of the shoes. And whilst I would probably never dress in head-to-toe neon, I really can’t stop dreaming up soft little Spring outfits paired with a nice neon yellow necklace. Oh, and I have officially added a neon yellow shirt to my shopping wishlist as well :)

P.S. Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous post, it was so much fun to shoot that look and I was very excited to see it on the top of the hot page of LOOKBOOK.nu!

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45 Comments

  • Reply
    Julie
    August 10, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    The pastels complement the bright neon shoes. You look gorgeous as always Connie.

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM

      Thank you! <3

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    Dian Yuliasari
    August 11, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    I love neon colors and you look amazing in it :)

    xx
    Dian
    http://chicandskinny.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks Dian, i am really embracing  a pop of it here and there!

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    Meg
    August 11, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    I love your sweater guard!!

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks Meg :) I’m obsessed with them!

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    Kayla_s_x
    August 11, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    that skirt is so pretty! I might have to get one for myself.. Xoxo kayla

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks Kayla :) Last time I checked, they went on sale!

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    Catherine Liem
    August 11, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    Of course! Your previous look is too adorable =] gotta love that blazer connie. You mix touches of pastel so well! Wish I could share some of your great eye for colours haha~
    Happy weekend dear xoxo

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      Thanks Catherine, oh I’m sure you can work it just as well, if not better!

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    Audrey S
    August 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Amazing!!!!!!!!! This is marvellous work!
    Have a good weekend :)
    &A

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:23 PM

      Thanks Audrey! Happy to hear you like it <3

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    Jeline Catt
    August 11, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    Love the neon + pastel combo! Been dying to try it. Come to think of it, I still don’t have anything neon in my closet! 

    thedamselinadress.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      I think a simple little neon necklace with a pastel shirt will be perfect and so easy to mix and match with other pieces, enjoy!

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    I rhai
    August 11, 2012 at 3:33 AM

    Love the look, the details on the collar are amazing, and the skirt is adorable
    Xxx ish

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

      Thank you! <3

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    Andrea
    August 11, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    pretty & adorable! your blog has become of my favourites so fast..you are amazing!

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Aw thanks so much Andrea, glad you like what you see here!

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    Ahoymichelle
    August 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    Congratulations on being featured on Lookbook’s hot page! I love your outfit! The pop of neon is definitely eye catching!

    Michelle
    http://www.michelleesque.com

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks so much Michelle! <3

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    Helena_xo
    August 11, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Hello ~ this is such a cleverly matched outfit :>

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Thank you Helena <3

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        kisforkani
        August 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

        Thank you Helena <3

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    Jenny_hummer
    August 11, 2012 at 10:54 AM

    Adorable.

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Thank you !

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    Gabriella olivia
    August 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    lovely outfit! <3

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      kisforkani
      August 11, 2012 at 4:27 PM

      Thank you !

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    Katia Christopolous
    August 11, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I absolutely adore your outfits, and it never ceases to amaze me that you’re a commerce/law student too yet manage to have all this happening on the side! Honestly, how do you do it?!?! 
    But yeah, inspiring as always :)
    x

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:52 PM

      It’s the hardest thing I do!

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    Pauline.pc
    August 11, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Lovely pictures ! This look suits you very well !
    http://bodywearsfashion.blogspot.fr/

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      Thanks Pauline!

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    Dr Duck
    August 12, 2012 at 3:13 AM

    Wow such beautiful photos! I still haven’t worked out how to get this hazy, sllliigghtllyy vintage feel yet in Photoshop.  Need to keep practising :-/

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      It’s hard isn’t it! Sutejo is quite skilled in this area :)

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    Nicola
    August 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    beautiful outfit! xx 
     
    please take a look at my blog and follow . . .
    http://head-toefashion.blogspot.ca/

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM

      Thanks Nicola!

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    Saldi Accessories
    August 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    You look so cute!

    http://www.saldi-accessories.com

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      Thank you XX

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    Ruth Coustick
    August 12, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    I love how elegant you look here. I don’t think I own a single neon item, although I do like bright colours, so couldn’t attempt this but you make the trend look really beautiful. Also those shoes and that shirt match perfectly!

    P.S. You probably already know, but I saw you in my asos magazine in their street photography section!

    http://www.origamigirlheroics.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 12, 2012 at 11:51 PM

      Hey Ruth! Oh, I just downloaded the latest on my iPad myself :) Glad you managed to stumble across my blog! I think even a simple neon collar necklace can really be fun to work with, will give it a try myself :)

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    Kiera Lee
    August 13, 2012 at 1:28 AM

    Stunning!

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    Jolien Van Daele
    August 13, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Great outfit. I like the neon touches. Works perfectly!

    Love,
    Juliana

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

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    Aria Benchaar
    August 13, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Vraiment tres mignon comme petit look, j’adore ton style Kani, je veux avoir tout ton dressing et tes accessoires x)

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    Mitha Komala
    August 15, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    love your heels and skirt! <333

    Letters To
    Juliet

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    Tannya Aditya
    August 16, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    love the whole look omg. i cannot express how this look looks so good on you! really really love it <333

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    Olive
    August 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    pretty collar tips!

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