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Spring Trends 2008: Neon + Neutral

Designers electrified the Spring 2008 runways with pops of bright neon color - but subtle neutral pairings served as a dimmer switch to tone down the dayglo effect, thereby creating a sartorial synthesis that was equal parts intensity and refinement. We've got our eye on this trend in particular because it shan't be difficult to translate to real life: Mix an affordable, vivid-toned tank or camisole with a khaki skirt or shorts and you'll generate instant fashion chemistry.

Spring Trends 2008 Neons and Neutrals
Spring Trends 2008: Energizing fluorescents are tempered by subdued neutrals on the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Akris and Blumarine. Image Source:

Love it? Hate it? Can't wait to wear it? Share your bright thoughts on Spring Trends for 2008 in the comments.

Nice! I love all of these looks. I just bought a pair of electric blue jeans yesterday and can't wait to pair them with neutral tops.
#1 taylor on 2008-01-22 08:17 (Reply)
love it! this breathes life into an old concept while simultaneously making it accessible. who knew these colors were so complimentary? truly revolutionary...
#2 romi on 2008-01-30 02:55 (Reply)
Love it! Just wrapped up my photo shoot for the Bloggers Do It Better challenge, which was neon + neutrals!! Check it out on Friday!
#3 Penny Pincher Fashionista (Homepage) on 2011-06-14 05:05 (Reply)
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