WIW: sunshine in the clouds

A couple of recent blog posts inspired my outfit today.

Second time trends: neon and geometric shapes.
Big necklaces/ accessories.

I've always thought that neons looked horrid on me - both the first time (in my memory, at least) ,and now.  And yet, neither last time nor this time could I resist them.

At least now they're in accessory format, so perhaps they're not quite so overwhelming?

I knew I wanted to pair this necklace with gray - it seemed the perfect clouds and sunshine effect.  And as this is my only gray top, I had to do it before it got really warm.  So here is my attempt.  Gray cashmere sweater with gray jeans.  Brown belt and sandals (it's not really that warm, but the space heater in my office keeps it toasty, and I wanted to try these out for comfort with my newly picky feet - yep, I need toe nail polish...).  And a super-bright yellow and citron triangles necklace.

What do you think?  Does it work?  Is the outfit too dull?  My sleeves are already scrunched - I'm just too lazy to take another pic

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  • replied 7 years ago
    I love the neon and the grey together! Lovely. I am not sure of the sweater with the jeans, but it could just be the photo.

    I think your teal skinnies would look better!
  • amiable replied 7 years ago
    Ooh - I think you're right - my teal skinnies would work really well here.  I'll take another pic when I change :)
  • Sara L. replied 7 years ago
    I really like your necklace.  I think it's a perfect pop of neon that could spice up many outfits.  Grey is a good choice for a backdrop to make the necklace the focal point of your outfit.
  • rae replied 7 years ago
    Ooh, I really like the earth toned belt and sandals with the super modern neon color. Unexpected, I think, and it seems to ground the neon - or rather keep it "in the clouds" instead of rocketing off into space. Does that make sense? lol In any case I really like this and may copy if I have the items. :D
  • amiable replied 7 years ago
    Thanks Rae - the earth toned belt and sandals were inspired by Ceit's brown belt and shoes today.  :)

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