DailyBuzz Style 9x9: Neon & Neutrals

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When DailyBuzz Style sent out the March 9x9, I was beyond excited because I saw the topic was neon and neutrals. Neon has been one of my favorite trends this season; whether it's the main component of an outfit or an accent, I absolutely adore it! My last post featured highlighter jeans used as the main part of my outfit and I added neutrals to soften it. 

I decided I needed a neon accented look. I've been inspired by all the pretty neon clutches and I didn't have many neon items, so I figured a DIY project was in order.

DIY Neon Clutch
Spray paint
Painter's tape
Clutch bag (I used a pleated clutch, but you can use whatever your heart desires!)

Slide the tape (sticky side up) under each flap

Then fold over and crease on each fold

Repeat until the bag is to your desired pattern.

Spray even light mists until covered

est a little piece to make sure it's dry before you peel the tape off.

Done! A simple way to transform an ordinary clutch with a touch of neon.

Neon Accent Top: Forever 21
Paige Jeans: Plato's
Pumps: Steve Madden
Clutch: Thrifted and Restyled (inspired by this)
Bracelet: DIY

My DIY bracelet is a brooch and bathing suit strap! Sneaky :)

I love the neon accents paired with soft neutrals because the bright color really pops! Instead of being softened like the first outfit, your eye is drawn to the fluorescent shades. It's a fun look that, in my opinion, is perfect for any season. I can't wait to add some more neon into my wardrobe!

Thank you for reading!


  1. oh my gosh, your bracelet with that clutch is gorgeous. love this so much!!


  2. What a great idea! I love the DIYs



  3. Oh wow ! You are so crafty! Love what you did to the clutch and the bracelet is gorgeous!

  4. one of your best outfits yet. I actually like your clutch more than the one you were inspired by. I also love the bathing suit strap/ brooch bracelet, so genius, i might just try myself. keep these outfits up, so fabulous

  5. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! very creative and cute idea!!


  6. WOW!!

    WHAT an improvement! I hope you can stop by my blog and maybe give me some feedback on how to imporve :) graicas

    God bless

  7. Great bag, I love it!! Great job!

  8. I love this idea! So so cool, i'll have to try it this weekend:)


  9. great diy..i've been lusting over neon bags, thanks for the reminder that I can just make it myself hah :-) And p.s. you are gorgeous!


  10. I just found your blog and you are so cute! I have been eyeing that top but I am trying to stray away from sheer blouses (i have tons and never wear em!) but you make me want to go back and buy it!! Following your blog now doll!


  11. What a fun DIY! Definitely have to give this a try.

  12. Love this DIY.. You look so lovely. Neon rocks, we shouldn't forget about it just because pastel has come into our lives. I'm craving a neon zara blazer at the moment, may just have to pick it up tomorrow after seeing this! Xx

  13. That's a fab DIY! and your bracelet is fabulous!!!!

    you have a new follower now :D

    xoxo Julieta