Translating Trends: Neon meets monochrome

Happy Thursday!

Have you seen pictures and ideas of ‘runway to real way’? Do you sometimes wonder how feasible this maybe! Well, I had the first hand experience of capturing some runway trends for Spring Summer’ 14 way back in May when I attended Sydney Fashion Weekend and now I can see the trends popping up everywhere from high street to markets. I decided to do my own version and demonstrate a simplistic way to wear a runway trend!

The trend image is an original photograph captured by me at Sydney Fashion Weekend in May 2014 

This trend is about adding a pop of neon to monochrome. Now if the word neon immediately makes you think ‘garish dressing’, then let go of that thought! A hint of neon can actually add a bit of cheer and brightness to the classic monochrome, the beauty lies in balancing the proportion and patterns.


If neon clothing unnerves you then an accessory would be the thing to go with. Even a small ring or belt can add the much needed refresher to a plain outfit. And if you dare to do a bit more, wear a scarf, sandals or carry a tote. I must admit that my bright yellow tote has served me well and it is my go to handbag for all my recent holidays. It is just the right size and the colour instantly brightens the whole look. Agree?

Black loose fit top – Portmans | Soft printed pants – Millers | Yellow tote – Portmans (outlet) | Necklace – Gift from Mum (India) | Watch – Fossil | Sunglasses – Guess | Flats- Hush Puppies (outlet)

 Check this fun post I did last year on a ‘Summer holiday capsule wardrobe‘ featuring this tote. And for those of you who wanted to know the details, it is from the Portmans outlet and was a cheap as chips bargain at $10, yes! totally worth it.


So, go bright and add a bit of fun to your classic looks.

Would you try this trend? 



  1. Very nice combo. neon is one of my fav color for spring :)
    I have also same colour tote,loving it mix with patterns and black..

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