BDIB: Neon + Neutral

Neon ♥’s Neutral

I’ve been so excited to debut this trend assignment for Bloggers Do It Better. Since Burberry Prorsum (and Jil Sander, and Max Mara…) debuted the look on its runway for S/S ’11, Neon + Neutral has been on everyone’s minds (I can only speak for myself, actually).

The look marries a simple neutral palette with a pop of neon color. Think colorblocking meeting the neutrals trend and having a baby together. A perfect balance, the neutral grounds the bright fluorescent color accenting the ensemble. It’s a look I can’t wait to have fun with this weekend. I know you will have a blast with it too!

I can’t decide whether I’m going to go big with the neon, or small for a pop of color (like an accessory + nail polish + lipstick). What will you be doing?

New to Bloggers Do It Better?

Never fear! Click here to read the rules for participating (don’t worry, there aren’t many). Then, you can get started!

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Please post your Neon + Neutral look on your blog by Thursday, June 16th. Friday, June 17th the BDIB link-up post will go live at midnight CDT (-0500 GMT), which is when and where you can link up the permalink of your blog post to the challenge, and choose and crop your thumbnail for display.

By the way…

I have been making a few changes and tweaks to the blog design to make it easier to read, more fun, etc. I hope you like them! Check out one of my favorite new creations: the latest Tweet at the top of the page!

Image sources: Sally Lyndley courtesy of, Burberry Prorsum S/S ’11, Jil Sander S/S ’11, Max Mara S/S ’11, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu,, Essie, Tucker


  1. says

    This one is definitely a challenge. I do like the Jill Sander collection, will have to search my closet very thoroughly this time around. Great pick again, Kristina!

  2. says

    I love this challenge, how fun. I have never worn this trend before but I love neutrals and I love clocking blocking so I'm sure it will be great. I'll see what I can come up with.

  3. says

    Oooh, how fun! I've not gotten enough guts to start posting pictures of my outfits (along with I'm also 3 mos. prego) but I am excited to see yours and others' interpretations!

  4. says

    Ooh this looks like so much fun! I haven't really been brave enough to post proper outfit pictures on my blog yet, but I may have to jump in! :)

  5. says

    yay im so excited! Once I came across the BDIB challenge I couldn't wait for a new assignment to join in on! This is a trend that I have been wanting to try too, so this will give me the perfect push!

  6. says

    I'm taking the challenge!

    I'll start digging in my closet right away. I've seen the previous BDIB and I really like the initiative, very good idea!

    Keep up the good work!


  7. says

    Question: Is Neutrals defined as nudes or do black and grays qualify?

    Also, your current BDIB rules say the button may be anywhere on the blog, preferably the that a change?


    The Chief Blonde (Shelley)

    • says

      I was wondering the same thing as The Chief Blonde–if blacks and grays counted. I want to say yes, but the examples were white and nude colors. I think I'll do one outfit with a beige, another with black, and that way I'm covered.

  8. says

    This is my first time doing BDIB and I'm confused – once I've made the post, I put the link as a comment to this post? Or am I missing a widget somewhere in this post? Or do you actually mean in the post that's coming out on the 17th/Friday?


    – Laura


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