Summer is still months away, but that didn’t stop the tropics from putting their stamp on spring fashion for 2013. And it’s not just the tropics…it’s the ’80s tropics! Forget the muted tones of cruise wear. This fashion is hot, hot hot. Vivid pinks, blues and greens are set against a backdrop of black, and the patterns are edgy enough to propel these pieces out of the lagoon and onto the streets of Miami. Oh, and we have Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters to thank for the pieces you see above!
To say that neon has made a comeback is an understatement. Not only has it found its way back to our wardrobes, it’s even put its stamp on the world of interior design. In fact, I recently came across a DIY project for incorporating neon-dipped pine cones into Thanksgiving place settings. Yes, we are a neon-crazy culture at this point in time! Let’s see where it all began, shall we?… I thought I’d visit Etsy and round up some amazing vintage neon finds.
It’s Day 2 of ’80s DIY Week here at Mirror80, and we have another project for you to enjoy! This one involves re-purposing the flagging tape used by surveyors. Why we love it: it’s a neon blitz! Plus, with its accessibility and affordability ($1.99 at Home Depot, folks), this ribbon-like “tape” is an easy way to add an ’80s dash of color to the items around your home. Today’s target: vases!