Flourescence… it’s an interesting thing. When it comes to fashion, neon clothes or accessories don’t always look right, sometimes they just make you look a bit kitsch or tacky. What you pair it with makes the whole difference.
You can, of course, still play with fashion and enjoy some kitsch style as a statement of some sort, as long as this is done with premeditation. Yes, I know, this sounds a bit dramatic, it’s just a colour. But is it really? Fashion is a tool we have to make ourselves seen as we want to be seen; to express our personality in clothing is an everday decision. It’s very powerful. You can make a whole other impression just by wearing something that speaks for itself. Why not use this power in your favor?
Ok, after this monologue about fashion’s importance, here goes the real deal with neon. Neon to me should be paired with casual and simple clothing. Fluorescent accessories may seem as ‘too much’ if wore along something as flamboyant. You need to cool it down with neutral tones. You don’t want to look like a Christmas tree, basically. That’s just how I see it. Also, if everything else is simple, except this one screaming thing, it makes the neon accessory more visible, more of a statemnt itself.
These photos were taken in Tokyo, Ginza district, which is very modern, full of designer shops, high-end beauty brands and elegant cafes. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Bvlgari, Shiseido… etc. Every fashionista’s dream place. Sounds too perfect? Well, add to this: walking by little cute puppies and sudden doll exhibiton in the middle of the pavement. Yes, dream.
Photography by Michal Belka / Illustration by me
Jeans: Massimo Dutti
Bracelet: Massimo Dutti
Bag: Patrizia Pepe
Shoes: Shop in Tokyo
Enjoy this gif I made from our video showing Shibuya Crossing ; )