Mixing neutrals with neons is not a trend that I would usually choose to take on. In fact, a quick glimpse in my closet will reveal very little in the neon family...I've just never really thought it was my thing. However, I was determined to pull something off for the most recent edition of Bloggers Do It Better, put together by Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly. I searched for the most neon-esque things I could find in my closet (neutrals definitely weren't a problem), and came up with this outfit. I am so glad I was challenged to do something new with my wardrobe because I really love how the look turned out.
Had I not been purposefully looking for this mix of color with the intent of linking up to BDIB, I would never have even dreamed up this outfit. However, I think the result is summery and fresh, and I would definitely wear it again.
It just goes to show that sometimes we need to be pushed out of our comfort zone. It's easy to get into a style rut and not even realize it, but taking on a new idea that you otherwise wouldn't have tried can often produce surprising results. That was definitely my case here, and I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised.
So as you're thinking about your outfits for the upcoming week, I challenge you to think outside the box. Try a trend you wouldn't typically gravitate toward and see how it really turns out. Find inspiration from a blogger who put together a unique, unusual outfit that you don't think you could pull off - and try it anyway. Mix colors in a way you haven't before. You'll definitely learn something about yourself and your style, and you're sure to gain something, as well.
top - Cloud Nine, via Burlington
skirt - Loft
sandals - Bakers
belt - Fossil, thrifted
earrings - Kohl's
purse - vintage, thrifted
lipstick - Louisiana by NYX