How to Wear Neon Pink

September 24, 2013

Notice I didn’t say “and not look like a highlighter.”

Maybe I do look like a highlighter. I don’t ask questions I don’t want to hear the answers to.

After all my talk about taking Bart’s advice about clothing, I completely ignored it on this shirt. He saw a picture of it on the website and immediately said, “Looks like a grandma shirt to me.”

Too bad. I did shorten the sleeves on this one (much like I did on this shirt), but it didn’t need it like that shirt did. It just isn’t long sleeve weather yet and I really wanted to be able to wear this shirt immediately (I am a paragon of patience here). It’s a pretty great shirt – I love the pinking on the shoulders and I really love the buttons up the back.

And then, to prove to myself that I could wear a neon pink shirt with more than just dark jeans (I finally used my certificate for a free pair of Gap jeans that I won from doing the 31 for 31 challenge back in May), I spent a little time coming up with other ways to wear it. And. . .what do you know. I actually own a lot of things that go well with neon pink.

A versatile grandma shirt if there ever was one.


Shirt: c/o Choies // Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Payless 
Belt: Target // Earrings: Claire’s // Bracelet: Claire’s (gift from Landen)
The other outfits? Here you go: 

I started out easy – a little metallic belt to break up all that pink.

Jeans: Gap // Shoes: Payless 
Belt:  Forever 21 // Earrings: Claire’s

Then, much less timid, with this pencil skirt (which I love so much. But size up. Seriously).

Skirt: c/o SheInside // Shoes: Payless 

And with my white jeans (Merrick promises me that white jeans aren’t just for summer). Plus any excuse I have to wear these shoes, which get compliments from every single person I see, even old men at the grocery store, is an excuse I’ll take. (I’m a fan of the shirt knot too).

Jeans: H&M // Shoes: Gift from my mom years ago

Hello, eighties. In a good way, I think. I bought these pants as a birthday present to myself (with a gift card), and I really love them. As I do pretty much any pair of pants from Forever 21.

  Jeans: Forever 21 //  Jacket: Old Navy // Shoes: Old Navy

And, then, a nice gloomy gray skirt to contrast with the “HELLO I AM SO HAPPY” pink top. And polka dot shoes because. . . well, when aren’t polka dot shoes a good idea?

Skirt: Downeast Basics // Belt:  from a different dress 
Shoes: DSW // Earrings: Claire’s

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  • Reply Ash September 24, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Look at you looking so fabulous! I am never sad when you do outfit posts… This one might be my favorite! Love that top on you (and if it's a grandma shirt then that's one stylish grandma!)

  • Reply Allie @ Everyday Adventures September 24, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I love the bright pink! I would totally wear that color all the time. I'm still rocking my white jeans too!

  • Reply Savanna September 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I don't think anything that bright can be a grandma shirt but I have heard similar words come out of my husbands mouth. Another favorite of his, is hello 80's. I love the pencil skirt combo!

  • Reply Lins - Domesticated Working Woman September 24, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Love it with the skirt especially! I can't wear neon pink up top because of my red hair/pale complexion. It just doesn't look right. I love it on you though!

  • Reply Natalie September 24, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I love that shirt and I love the different ways you styled it. Looks great!

  • Reply katd September 26, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Outfits with skirts are my favourite!

  • Reply Lindsay September 29, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I think it's cute — not "grandma-y" at all. You styled it well, too. 🙂

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