The Bright & the Beautiful

Hey Sand Stars

As a kid, I loved wearing lime/acid green and bright pinks; the colours reminded me of tropical summers. Thankfully, Momma Littlepianodiva was smart enough to know not to put her child in head-to-toe fluorescent shades. The point is to wear the bright colours with other, more muted shades; or else you’ll be channelling Bozo The Clown.

As an adult, I’m a huge lover of fashion, but I believe in dressing for your personality and body type and including current trends in a subtle way. Considering bright colours usually make its way back en vogue every few seasons or so, I’d suggest getting a fluorescent green or neon pink sweater in a simple, yet eye-catching silhouette or with unique detailing. An example is the green T-shirt I’m wearing in the pic below; the piece was super cheap from Forever 21 and it has a funky longer hem in the back, made from transparent fabric. It was purchased at least two years ago and looks awesome paired with black (very reminiscent of nineties fashion), dark/light denim jeans (skinny or boyfriend-style) or white slacks (for a more elegant look) and more dressed up with royal-blue silk or black lace maxi skirts (which I’ve worn for performances). For a simple look, wear with minimalist accessories like a Tiffany & Co. heart-lock necklace. If you’re looking to be a little more edgy, try a chunky necklace in antique-looking silver or gold.

Brights look good with white, black, navy-blue (especially bright green), tan/beige and denim and, if you’re purchasing something more expensive, get something with a little neon detail, so the piece will last through several seasons. A cool way to do this is to get a bold neck-piece or earrings dotted with green, yellow or pink that you can wear both casually and when getting dolled up for a night on the town.

I hope that you’ll feel fun in brights, wherever you are in the world (and no, I promise you won’t look like a traffic cop or car guard!) 😉

Live, Love & Laugh ‘Littlepianodiva’ Style!

M

xo

Wearing brights is a reminder of fun, tropical summers! Photography by Tahmeed Omar. In Forever 21, Zara and Tiffany & Co.

Wearing brights is a reminder of fun, tropical summers! Photography by Tahmeed Omar. In Forever 21, Zara and Tiffany & Co.

Brighten up neutrals with a neon accessory.

Brighten up neutrals with a neon accessory.

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