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Kristin Booker • May 6, 2013

Here Comes The Sun…and Neon Jeans

Photo: Giafrese

Photo: Giafrese

There’s something that still makes me a tad scared of skinny jeans, particularly when they’re in a bright color. I’ve worked my way from jeans that are as dark as they can get to maybe a lighter blue, then to primary colors. But when I got my hands on these jeans from Joe’s Jeans, I realized it was time to re-embrace my inner 80’s nerd and go for it.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

This whole love of bright colors is a very recent thing for me. I think it’s a revolt from childhood and having a lemon yellow bedroom the whole time I was growing up. The minute I was able to paint the walls, they were deep grey (they would have been black, but Mom Booker would not get down with the whole my-teen-angst-must-be-expressed thing) and my wardrobe took a similar turn.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

I have always embraced black, navy blue and deep noir, moody colors. For years, I considered red and white too bright for me. But, I guess as I get older and my attitude toward life gets more optimistic, so does the color palette of my wardrobe.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Since shooting this crazy Miami Vice-inspired look, I’ve since worn these bright jeans with a heather grey v-neck t-shirt and a black jacket with heels and it was stunning.

Photo: giafrese

Photo: giafrese

Together or separate, all of these pieces are some of my new favorite wardrobe additions, and all/most of them are reasonably-priced impact pieces for the season. Check it out:

What I’m Wearing: Coldwater Creek Pleated Chiffon Shell, Joe’s Jeans The High Water Ultra Waxy Jeans in Lemon Lime, Shoedazzle Yasi by Madison in Orange, Juicy Couture Texture Cateye Sunglasses and Juicy Couture Pave Teardrop Orbital Earrings, Timex Easy Reader Watch with White Patent Leather Strap.

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