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.
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…