My Latest Obsession: Neon

I'd say I'm a pretty neutral dresser. My wardrobe consists of mostly black, navy, and grey. If I'm feeling down right nutty, I'll mix in some red or salmon or blush. But in general, I don't do lots of color. Jewel tones are not my thing. Yet when it comes to shocking neon--my favorites being highlighter yellow and fluorescent red--I just can't help myself.
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I'd say I'm a pretty neutral dresser. My wardrobe consists of mostly black, navy, and grey. If I'm feeling down right nutty, I'll mix in some red or salmon or blush. But in general, I don't do lots of color. Jewel tones are not my thing. Yet when it comes to shocking neon--my favorites being highlighter yellow and fluorescent red--I just can't help myself.
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I'd say I'm a pretty neutral dresser. My wardrobe consists of mostly black, navy, and grey. If I'm feeling down right nutty, I'll mix in some red or salmon or blush. But in general, I don't do lots of color. Jewel tones are not my thing.

Yet when it comes to shocking neon--my favorites being highlighter yellow and fluorescent red--I just can't help myself.

Take these Karen Walker Number 1 sunnies. Now, I already own some CW shades in a very respectable tortoise shell. But that yellow edging has me pulling out my Amex.

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Same thing goes for Cambridge Satchel company's selection of seemingly glo-in-the-dark bags. Pink? Green? Yellow? Orange? I want them all.

Why the change of heart? Well, I still love my neutrals, but there's something so visually jarring/stunning about a shocking color against a blank canvas.

Luckily, some of my favorite runway designers have appealed to my bright bomb obsession. From Christopher Kane to Proenza Schouler to Joseph Altuzarra to Miu Miu, I could literally restock my wardrobe with insanely colorful items from lacy cardigans to strappy mary janes.

But for now, I'll stick with just a few pieces. It's just a matter of deciding which ones...