After moving recently, I noticed our key rings are now stacked with a whole lot of plain metal keys. Not exactly a visual treat. So I decided to use tape and nail polish to give them a quick pop of color and help them stand out from one another.
To give your own keys a 5-minute upgrade all you need is Scotch tape and some nail polish!
First, tape off sections of your keys, leaving an exposed shape to be painted.
Give the exposed areas a couple of coats of nail polish. I used neon colors but I think black and white would also look really cool!
You can see here that some polishes will need more coats than others. The lime green, for instance, took several while the fuchsia had good coverage with just one coat.
Remove the tape before the paint is completely dry. This will prevent the tape from peeling part of the design off.
Voila! A little pop of DIY color always makes me happy.
Nothing says summer like a jolt of neon! Whether it's a bright pop of color in a neutral outfit or bold head-to-toe color-blocking, everyone can wear this trend. To find out how to incorporate neon into your wardrobe, check out the inspiration collage, the ultra-bright shopping guide, and the DIY paint-splattered earrings below!
It may seem wild, but the neon trend can actually be worn day or night. Shocking colors can be office-appropriate when used as a focal pop of color, for example, a neon yellow belt over a gray dress or a hot pink blouse with a tan skirt. For evening, mix-and-match brights to make a bold statement. Not sure how to mix such shocking colors? My current favorite color combos are neon blue with electric yellow and hot pink with orange and red. But don't overthink it- all of these colors work great together.
Shop the neon trend with these 50 hot pieces under $50!
Want to wear this trend your own way? Try these super-easy DIY neon-splattered earrings, inspired by Tom Binns, and give it your own spin.
How you do it:
1. Lay your earrings as flat as possible on a protected surface.
2. Take one of the nail polishes and get the brush very wet. Holding the brush over the earrings, flick the cap so the paint splatters.
3. Continue splattering all of the colors.
4. Go back and brush polish on any bare areas, keeping the look messy.
5. Let dry and wear!
I hope you liked this neon edition of Eye It/Buy It/DIY It! Come back every Monday for a new trend!
The summer fashion forecast is in and it looks like clear days ahead. Lucite, acrylic, acetate, PVC- these are a few of the new "fabrics" in accessories. My favorite way to work this look is with a mainly black and white palette with fresh pops of neon. To make sure you don't end up looking like you just went shopping at a Rave store in 1996, channel Victoria Beckham and keep it super sleek and modern.
Clockwise from top left: Wanda Nylon Trench, $790, openingceremony.com; Ben Amun Lucite Cuff, $105, maxandchloe.com; Felix Rey Rain Rain Go Away Umbrella, $65, shopbop.com; Jeffrey Campbell Soiree Clear Heeled Sandal, $125, urbanoutfitters.com; Carrera 6000/S Sunglasses, $129, piperlime.com; Pink Galactic Gem Bib, $150, baublebar.com; Juicy Couture Lucite Minaudiere Bag, $148, macys.com.
I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic. ~Andy Warhol
There's nothing better than the perfect mix of contradictions in an outfit- a little girly and a little tough, a touch of fancy and a bit low-key. This head-to-toe look offers the perfect balance by pairing a comfy tee and military jacket with the unexpected glitz of floral-printed pants and neon party girl accessories. Check out the high-fashion look on the left compared with the thrifty-gal version on the right. This is something anyone can pull off no matter what your budget!
Luxe Earrings: 2BxRT Moonstone & Spike Earrings, $145, rebeccataylor.com; Shirt: LOT78 Printed Modal T-Shirt, $155, net-a-porter.com; Jacket: Barneys New York Co-Op Vintage Button Front Army Jacket, $289, barneys.com; Handbag: Kate Spade New York Bow Terrace Justine, $328, piperlime.com; Pants: Matthew Williamson Floral-Print Silk Pants, $875, net-a-porter.com; Shoes: Elizabeth & James Toni, $298, zappos.com.
Less Earrings: H&M, $2.95, hm.com; Shirt: Women's Two-Tone Graphic Tees, $16.94, oldnavy.com; Jacket: Military-Inspired Utility Jacket, $39.80, forever21.com; Handbag: Bolt Studded Envelope Clutch, $24.80, forever21.com; Pants: Oasis Exclusive Botanical Floral Print Trouser, $76.36, asos.com; Shoes: Realove, $79.95, stevemadden.com.