April 27, 2011

Neon and Maxi

Shirt and Skirt: From Muse Apparel; Shoes and Shades: BCBG; Bag: Gucci; Necklace: Frances; Watch: Francesca's Collection
I have been looking for the perfect maxi skirt and came across this one from my favorite local clothing boutique Muse Apparel.  The color is actually a midnight grey, however it comes off slightly more blue in these photographs.  I thought it would be fun to pair the maxi with this neon yellow Splendid tank  for a bold pop of color.  Neon yellow could possibly make one look like a glow stick if worn with the wrong thing.  So, to balance the color out, wear it with a color that is muted and neutral.  Darks work best to contrast the brightness while whites may be too blinding.  I minimized my accessories to just a white watch, a personalized bracelet from my Boo that he bought in Mexico, and a necklace that looks like skittles.  Wearing this outfit and obsessing over this sunshine, I can almost taste the rainbow.

53 comments:

Cassie Lee said...

I love your outfit--just the basics jazzed up!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love your new maxi skirt it looks great! and above all, you look COMFORTABLE!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

BlueVanilla said...

Two things im loving this spring! Neon and maxis! So cute!
xx
Hot Pink Day

Natalie Lord said...

Katie! You're such a cutie!! Love the maxi skirt, it's an item on my current wish list! Your blog is fabulous, congrats on its growing success!! OXO Nat

iluvteaching said...

I love the dark blue and yellow. It is very simple, yet you look amazing. You can pull off any look!

Gentri said...

Love it!! I cannot for the life of me find a great knit maxi skirt (plenty of dresses) anywhere. Gr. Suggestions??

The Style Dossier said...

I love the way your neon tank looks with your colorful necklace! Great Outfit!

ANA8A said...

I adore your blog, I love the black skirt and shirts, much to my style, your´s is my favorite blog, also annabel of http://vivaluxury.blogspot.com, both have been fully successful for my taste.

Lynzy said...

Hellooo gorgeous. I love the bright pop of neon...I just can't get enough of it recently! :)
xo Lynz

marissa from the boot said...

this is FANTASTIC! you have inspired me to try maxi skirts! :)

Anna said...

love the colors of your pics! Great pairing.

GoodFrameofMind said...

This looks so comfortable and chic. I want to be where you are in that sunshine!!

Natalya's Closet said...

Gorgeous, the perfect maxi! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

Bree said...

This outfit makes me want warm weather ASAP- I know it's coming, but it's taking its time :)

Color Me Blue said...

Great pictures. I love what you did to your hair! I'm definitely gonna have to try that- it's so bohemian, I'm obsessed.

xo
http://www.colormebluefashion.com

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I have an almost identical maxi! :)
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

Bre said...

That is a great way to tone down a neon. You look great and if you could throw a few skittles my way I wouldn't hate it, ha ha!

Amy said...

I love the outfit!!! I love your hair too! Tips please!

MG said...

This looks incredibly comfortable but is still chic. I love it.

Virginie's Cinema said...

Gorgeous! Great mix of colors :)

The long hem makes you look like a goddess for real! Your blog is such a pretty place.

Virginie

Sist and Sist said...

i love that the tank is a racerback!

Sasha said...

Girl, you are the best! I just accidenaly found your blog and I'm totally in love! Follower here! :)
xo

Rissy said...

hahaha a necklace that looks like skittles! love that

I pretty much want everything in VS that is dayglo so I absolutely love that tank!

your hair is so cute in the back... way to mix it up with a back shot

CarissaExplainsItAll

Rorie said...

Gorgeous!! You look stunning!

Lauren said...

Love this outfit, perfect for around-town. And your hair is just too cute!

Laurenlovestoshare

Carrie said...

Very 70's looking! You look great!
xo
Style in the City

Alisha said...

Great color combo. And you're right about looking like a glow stick. Pair it with neutrals or darker colors and you've got a great palette!! :)

tickled. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I'm still dying for a maxi skirt! Haven't found one that I love yet though! {sigh}

xo! Lauren @ tickled.

daisymay aka Chantele said...

You look like Elle Macpherson, so chic!

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Chloe said...

You work those basics lady. Looking swarve as usual!

C x
http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

Katrina (Betty Ray) said...

Adore this look. You look like a catalog model. :)

Allie said...

Loving this outfit! Perfect for a sunny day.
xx Allie

Corey said...

Ahh I love it! It looks so comfy and summery!

taylor said...

i love a bright neon pop! very pretty.

Mandy said...

I have a similar outfit reversed with the yellow on bottom! Love!

GretchTM said...

I'm lovin' your neon top and maxi skirt!

Miranda said...

So beautiful! I love bright yellow and blue together.

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

CessOviedo said...

Shine girl! Love the bright top, that maxi make you look awesome!

Cess O. <3
The Outfit Diaries

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

love it!! per usual :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Hayley said...

I am loving that electric yellow!! it makes your skin look fabulous!

Hayley
htto://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

Bailey Schneider said...

You look absolutely beautiful... as always!
Love the yellow!

Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

christine donee said...

love the outfit.. as always.. but I am ESPECIALLY loving the hair!

Clio said...

Beautiful Outfit! Very elegant

Roma Agsalud said...

nice combination indeed! :)

Francesca said...

this is beautiful.. great look

GrafiniYA said...

simply delightful way! Super! There are no words!

Emily said...

I just discovered your blog and now I'm obsessed! lol
How do you knot your shirt like that? I like!

Emily @ http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

Stephanie and Such said...

k... I want that outfit!
SO ADORABLE!!!

Stephanie&Such

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

Girl, this look is FAB-U-LOUS!! I love it!! the neon is something that probably doesn't look that great on the hanger, but you put it on and it's a brilliant pop!

Krys
Fierce|Fabulous|Fit
@FierceFabFit

Alicia said...

Love this look, I'm obsessed with maxi skirts right now! You have a great style & lovely blog, following :)

Have a great weekend!

http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com/

Lillies and Lace said...

gorgeous outfit! i love that necklace!

Je suis Sophie said...

Love maxi skirts and dresses on you.
Looks great every time!

x Je suis Sophie

magdalena viktoria said...

this is such a great look! you're gorg