Neon and neutral

Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish
{ Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish }

Another of my wonderful finds from Letters from LA! When I was just getting ready to leave with my Dolce Vita “Cheri” Romper and my Odette NY Totem Ring, the boutique’s owner, Sasha, suggested I try this Myne dress. I snagged it seriously on sale, with the belt featured in some of my past posts.

With this all-over, electric coral print, this dress really stands out against these neutral brown leathers and olive green tweed.

Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish
{ Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish }

Don’t worry about matching the colors of your metals and leathers. If you’re going for a super-polished, minimalist look, then matching might be the way to go for you. However, I usually go for a more laid back, eclectic look.

Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish
{ Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish }

Thoughtfully mixing neutrals, textures and metallics creates texture and interest in an outfit. The leathers range from light greyish-tan boots to a medium tawny purse to a dark chocolate brown belt. While my rings and earrings are both silver, I have golden hardware on my purse and a tarnished gold buckle on my thrift store belt.

Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish
{ Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish }
Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish
{ Jaime dress by Myne, boots by Steve Madden, tweed blazer by Isaac Mizrahi (Crossroads Trading Co.), thrifted belt (Crossroads Trading Co.), purse by Chloé, sunglasses from Anthropologie, Totem ring by Odette NY, Marmalade Revlon ColorStay polish }

I love that bright and neon colors have been so big for designers this season. Bright colors, like a shock of reddest-red, hot pink or highlighter yellow, pop unlike ordinary colors. Color-block different fluorescent colors in the same outfit for a look that’s full of energy, or let one bright make a chic statement against a neutral – even monochromatic – outfit.

Harper Top and Mason Pants by Myne
{ Harper Top and Mason Pants by Myne }
Radiating red and cream dress by Jill Stuart
{ Radiating red and cream dress by Jill Stuart }
Lucca Couture Carved Shoulder Ponte Cutout Dress from UO
{ Lucca Couture Carved Shoulder Ponte Cutout Dress from UO }
Fluorescent pink bag by Cambridge Satchel Company
{ Fluorescent pink bag by Cambridge Satchel Company, streetwear from Paris Fashion Week }
Yearbook Top by Nanette Lepore
{ Yearbook Top by Nanette Lepore }
Shock Red Werdie Messenger Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs
{ Shock Red Werdie Messenger Bag from Marc by Marc Jacobs }
Alessia Silk Blouse by Elizabeth and James
{ Alessia Silk Blouse by Elizabeth and James }
Pink Back Pocket Clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs
{ Pink Back Pocket Clutch from Marc by Marc Jacobs }
Asymmetric Seamed Top and by Zara
{ Asymmetric Seamed Top by Zara }
Protean Dress by Camilla and Marc
{ Protean Dress by Camilla and Marc }
High Heeled Sandals by Zara and Pleated Front Top by Tinley Road (Piperlime)
{ High Heeled Sandals by Zara + Pleated Front Top by Tinley Road (Piperlime) }

Dyed Trousers with Zips by Zara
{ Dyed Trousers with Zips by Zara }








About Alison

Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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