Today’s style guest post is from my BFF (Best Fashionable Friend apart from the obvious)…..drum rolls please…Neha, who lives in Bombay, India. Neha is my first fashion (and non-fashion) adviser, secret keeper and the most wonderful girl friend. I can sing paeans about her but I will just give this space to her. Love you, bestie.

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Being from India, I have always had a fascination for bright hues. Pop colours, for me, are synonymous to summer. The silhouettes may vary, the fabrics may be different, but colours are right there getting all the attention they deserve. And this trend is definitely going to be a part of my wardrobe.

I have a few pieces in pop colours which I mix and match according to my mood. If you find pop colours too loud for your comfort, why not try accessories in pop colors to go with neutrals?

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Here I am wearing a Mint Green top with a bright pink piping on sleeves. Summer fashion gets a fresh look with this light Georgette top. Fresh colours and contrasting detail gives it an understated chic avataar whilst the drop hem keeps it on trend. As this was a work day,  I’ve  teamed the top with tan coloured jeggings and brown ballet flats (I’ve to run around a lot!)

My style mantra is to keep it simple and be chic without trying! As a curvy girl, I definitely love sheer, light fabrics like this one as it does not cling to your body but lingers around it accentuating those deadly curves. Plus, the lightness of the fabric makes it perfect for hot (very hot!) Indian Summer.

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Top & Jeggings: Vero Moda, Flats: Head over Heels, Suede Clutch: Next

I’ve added hints of blue and coral (on my nails) to add some fun. Don’t be afraid of mixing colours as it can sometimes bring together an entire look. 

Adios my friends and remember….keep rocking those curves. 😀

 

Fashion has such a lovely habit of repeating itself. One of the top trends for Spring/Summer 2013 is neon. But did you know that Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli  first popularised “shocking pink” fashions in 1937? The 1980s saw a revival of neon colours when it was used in everything from skirts to jackets and now in 2013 it seems neon is here to stay.

A bright pop of colour that can elevate any look and really make you stand out of the crowd. I don’t even remember if it really left the fashion fabric but the present take on it is to keep it feminine, sophisticated and balanced.

As a person who loves colours, I couldn’t be happier but I would definitely stay away from really bright bordering on garish neon and go for slightly-washed look. Here’s how:

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As balancing is the key here, I have balanced this neon pink skirt with a well-fitting striped T-shirt (combing the two key trends of this season neon+stripes).

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A balloon skirt might not be the most-flattering silhouette for a curvy, hour-glassed girls like me but what to do if you are an impulsive shopper? I’ve thrown a dark blazer to balance out the proportions. Bunching the sleeves of the blazer like this gives it an added edge don’t you think?

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Striped t-shirt: Gap, Skirt: Thrift store, Suede Bag: Next, Blazer: Next, Ankle Boots: Watch: Swatch, Tights: Marks and Spencer,

Accessories: Gifted

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And here’s some trivia about Neon. The term was first coined in 1898 and pop-culture guru Andy Warhol used a silk screen pink neon cow design in 1966.

Now, would you be joining the Neon Bandwagon and how would you make this trend your own? Do share your thoughts.

P.S. Please do share your thoughts so I know I am not talking to a void 😉