Nameberry Style: Living in Neon

Nameberry Style: Living in Neon

This week Nameberry Style columnist Elisabeth Wilborn, of The Itsy Factor and You Can’t Call It It, looks on the bright side.

One year it was plaid. Then it was anything with horizontal stripes. This year, the undulating fashion wave has landed — undeniably — on neon. From orangeade colored sunglasses to shoelaces that bear an uncanny resemblance to antifreeze, neon is where it’s at this season.

In everything except baby names, the eighties is back. High top sneakers, the revivial of TRON, and Lady Gaga’s cover of Express Yourself I Was Born This Way, are all evidence that the decade we couldn’t wait to forget is back with a vengeance.

I surprise myself in being a big fan of this neon business. Try it with organic neutrals in beige and grey, metallic silver or even white eyelet—you may find that one eensie hue gives a traditional outfit a surprisingly contemporary lift. Stick to accessories if you’re afraid of going over board. This is one trend NOT to do head to toe.

1. Cape Cover Up

2. Neon Necklaces

3. Snake Slub Tee

4. Baby Wayfarers

5. Multi-Dot Swimsuit

6. Organic Diamonds Tee

7. Field Notes

8. Bermuda Shorts

9. Baby Moccasins

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized baby name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. She has written about baby names for The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and People.

Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.