Champagne and caviar. Rainy afternoons and movie theaters. Tea and scones. Some combinations just mesh well together. Like neon and nude! There’s nothing better than mixing the daring with the muted – a tranquil tone makes the brash look even more audacious, in a good way. Day-glo highlighter-lime mesh actually looks sophisticated when it’s trimmed in tan leather and sitting on a curvy stiletto heel (a platform would have made these look too sophomoric). Neon is hot yet again this year and by dipping your toes into the mega-bright pool, you’re making all of the statement with little of the commitment. At Barneys New York for $550.
Pair with: Yes, I’m over the body-con mini. But if you’re going to do it, make it light and easy, like with A.L.C.’s nude stretchy-jersey, with enough ruching to snap you in place and grant you bombshell curves. On Net-a-Porter for $435.