My taste in clothes is like my personality—bright, upbeat, vivacious and, at times, a bit loud.
It’s likely that my nails and lips are a matching shade of fuchsia, and there’s often a carefully placed bright accessories or blazer in the mix.
So, naturally, I’ve adored the pages of J.Crew and other major retailers as they constantly plug bright separates for any and all occasion.
Magazines, fashion blogs and shopping sites from Harper’s Bazaar to Net-a-Porter are crying neon for spring and, while I think citron is hard on most skin tones, I am nonetheless thrilled.
In order to capitalize upon the trend without going nuts for neon, it’s best to pick a couple separates to mix into your wardrobe. I picked out yellow, blue and pink separates—blouses, pants and skirts—in order to mix-and-match between. (If you’re too scared to do neon clothing, opt instead for neon fingertips.)
Tucker’s The Blouse (in three gorgeous hues), $294, ShopBop.
Patterson J. Kincaid Cornelia Tunic, $118, ShopBop.
Greylin Silk Buttondown Blouse, $98, Piperlime.
And again in blue.
Cafe Capri in Wool Citron, $118, J.Crew.
And again in pink.
Citron seems to be best left to skirts—because, as mentioned, having the hue on top doesn’t work on multiple skin tones. Whether you like full, mini, high-waist or pencil skirts, you can have your citron however you choose.
Diane von Furstenburg Elley Paper Raffia Mini Skirt, $265 , Bloomingdales.
Alice + Olivia Kathryn High-Waist Skirt, $242 , Bloomingdales.
No. 2 Pencil Skirt, $98, J.Crew.
BCBG Toni Sunburst Pleated Skirt, $168, Bloomingdales.