Unexpected Fashion Companions: Botanical Prints x Neon

Spotlight Feature / Unexpected Companions / May 31, 2013
Botanical Prints X Neon

(left to right): Thakoon spring 2013 ready-to-wear (photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com), 3.1 Phillip Lim spring 2013 ready-to-wear (photo: Marcus Tondo / GoRunway.com), Peter Som spring ready-to-wear 2013 (Photo: Filippo Fior / GoRunway.com), Karen Walker spring 2013 ready-to-wear (photo: Photo: Dan & Corina Lecca / Courtesy of Karen Walker)

Two of our favorite spring trends have been botanical prints and bright neons. Phillip Lim based an entire collection on lush botanical prints and made florals chic.  Lim’s take on the print was refreshing since we usually associate florals as being soft and romantic.

We’ve always been a fan of incorporating splashes of color into outfits — and what better way than fluorescent neons to brighten up a spring wardrobe?

Botanical Prints X Neon

Wanting to push the limits of how many trends we can wear at once, we combined botanical prints and neon for a showstopping look.

Why it Works: We’ve picked coral as the standout color and have incorporated different shades of the pretty hue into the entire look.  Cedric Charlier’s Neon Blazer is the perfect foundation piece and can be worn endlessly this season. (Think jeans and a t-shirt for a more toned down pairing.) A Peter Som blouse and Milly Mesh Paneled Skirt are pretty separates that compliment each other nicely.

Accessories that compliment the overall color palette are essential in achieving a look that is pulled together.  Yves Saint Laurent’s Cabas Gunmetal satchel compliments the greys in the Peter Som blouse.  Mawi’s Spike Earrings add a punky element and Chloe’s Crystal Sandals balance out this feminine yet chic ensemble.


1. Cédric Charlier Neon Orange One Button Blazer
2. PETER SOM Blouse
3. Chloé Crystal sandal
4. Milly Neon mesh-paneled ponte skirt
6. Mawi Large Pave Spike And Neon Pearl Earrings

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