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Neon + Black

I’ve never considered my personal sense of style to be too “edgy”. I have always preferred classic silhouettes and subdued colors. However, there is a certain je ne sais quoi about the color combination of neon and black. It’s bright. It’s bold. It’s daring. There is just enough edge and interest to elevate the ordinary to extraordinary.  The neon trend of today is quite a bit more refined and sophisticated than it’s 1980’s “neon overload” counterpart.  Neon is particularly powerful when incorporated as the statement piece of an outfit. I particularly love pairing either a neon blazer or neon pumps with a simple outfit (think black skinny pants and a white tee).

Have you jumped on the neon bandwagon yet? Maybe you will after viewing this gallery of neon inspiration.

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There’s never been a better time to neon.

~E~

Style.Study.Savvy.

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Italian Street Style: Women’s Edition Part 1

The clear sartorial elegance of fashion is evident upon every street in Italy. Thoughtful style must be ingrained into every Italian’s nature…where else could one see such innovative combinations? From the punk-infused style of the youth, to the expertly tailored classics of mature women, Italian street style is a visual feast for the eyes.

DSCN0383In Florence: Add a bold pop of color to sweeten up an edgy look.

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In Rome: Step into summer with a pair of breezy cotton pants in a floral print.

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In Florence: Mix your prints with a floral blazer and polka dot scarf.

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In Florence: Skinny slacks paired with a blazer and oversized scarf was one of the quintessential Italian looks.

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In Milan: Is there anything more perfect than this outfit? A fitted camel jacket and slim black skirt will always be chic.

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In Florence: It’s Laura Ashley meets grunge in this unique yet fascinating combination.

What outfit speaks the most to your style?

~E~

Style.Study.Savvy. 


Best and Most Powerful Fashion Quotes


Fashion powerhouses such as Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent have joined poets and philosophers by inspiring and guiding with just a sentence or two of wisdom. Live every day in style with a word of advice from the greatest designers and innovators.

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Style.Study.Savvy.


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