27 February 2013

Three Key Spring 2013 Trends: Neon, Orange, Bling

Stripes? Tick. Pastels? Tick. Monochrome, Minimalism, 60s? Tick, tick, tick. Sometimes spring trends can feel like a little bit of a snoozefest because let’s face it, we’ve all seen this stuff a million times before. This year though things feel a little bit more playful. Along with the old stalwarts – and hey, if it ain’t broke – come a crop of bright, fun trends – these are three of my faves.

Key Trends for SS13: Neon, Orange, Bling
Neon nails, orange lips, necklaces at Topshop's Press Day
ONE: The neon trend has been gathering pace for a while now and from  highlighter yellow to fluorescent pink, undoubtedly the easiest way to wear it is on your nails (or your accessories – but more on that later!).  A bright, punchy colour on your nails feels fresh and fun – my favourite is the acid green LVX Midori which I showed you here and here – or the vivid orange of Models Own Hedonist, which I’ve loved since I saw it being rocked by Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits.  

TWO: If there’s one colour that will instantly update your style for the new season, it’s orange. This is a shade that really makes an impact - it looks particularly great worn with cobalt blue or hot pink, two other key spring shades. If that’s too loud for you, tone it down with neutrals – I have an orange skirt that I wear with a grey jumper and leopard print collar.
Key Trends for SS13: Neon, Orange, Bling
How many trends can you fit into one photo?! This is the necklace I showed you here, with this nailpolish, and the lipstick is Maybelline Colour Sensational Vivid in Electric Orange.
THREE: Good news for my fellow magpies, bling is in for spring! At every press preview I attended I saw gorgeous piles of loud, colourful statement jewellery, with chunky crystal necklaces stealing the show.  Crystals with neon look particularly good and I found Topshop and River Island especially strong for accessories this season.
Will you be rocking any of these trends this spring?


Karen Constantine said...

Thanks for the shout out E! I love Hedonist more than words can say and I'm telling you, your vivid lime polish has been on my mind since you first showed it to us, it shall be mine!

And as for bling being back, am delighted :)

little t said...

Happy to hear neon is still on-trend. Love your nails!

Anibani said...

great pics and cool must haves for spring :)

Avril Murphy said...

I'm so excited about these trends. i'm gonna be all over the neon this spring! :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks fantastic, love the nails!! Gorgeous as always. Have a wonderful day doll xo

Adele said...

Loving the shade of orange lipstick!
Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hah, I actually love the neon nails! :-)

Bravoe Runway said...

I would never think yellow neon polish could look that awesome but it does, love it and also the jewelry you featured,

Katie Larkin said...

Aww I feel so bad for not being a big fan of neon, I feel like I'm missing out.....but I just can't wear it! But I'm loving that orange lipstick


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think I could get on board with all three of these trends especially the bling ;)

Rowena @ rolala loves

Real College Student of Atlanta said...

green nails are so much fun!!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

I love yellow! I just got a bright yellow sweater and I love it. Love that polish too!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

I a big fan of neon pink. I have one orange dress. I think i might need to add some more in to my closet.

Ann said...

Neon, Orange, and Blings
actually make that lots of blings for me.
Love it ♥

Emma said...

I think neon nails is as far as I'm willing to take the trend! I do love orange in the summer though, especially nails and lips, not skin ;)

That orange lipstick is unreal on you Emma!

Emma x

Alex said...

Loooove all these trends, so excited - I'm itching for spring :D xx

Laura Go said...

ooooh i love the orange lips on you! i've never warmed up to neon, but i like the shade of those nails!
♥ laura
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Chloe said...

Oh I seriously LOVE the green nail polish - I can't stop using 5 different neons on all my nails!

MissGreenEyes said...

I love that polish so much. For anyone who can't get that one, Essence have a very similar one called L.O.L, it's a great lime neon too. Fab! x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love the bright colors in the last look!
I just got bright pink lipstick and already have coral lipstick and will rock that soon!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jessi said...

Im loving the bright punchy colors instead of the usual pastels this year. Especially in statement jewelry! I haven't been brave enough to try orange lips but I've really been wanting to try a bright fun fuchsia... You look amazing with the orange lips!

Anonymous said...

Cute neon trend!

mysteppingstonemedia said...

Everytime that I hear Neon is on trend my heart sinks as Neon colours really do not suit my colouring at all! It also reminds me too much of the 80's! At least some of the other trends may wrk for me.

I love that lipstick on you.

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

i was thinking about getting an orange lippie. it can be done right.

Rachel The Hat said...

oh neon and bling looks so very good on you!!xxx

Confessions Of A City Girl said...

Love this! And I love that orange lip on you!

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Anonymous said...

I love the colour! It looks yellow and lime neon. Great choice.