Lucy Loves: Break Out the Sunnies, We’re Rockin’ Neon Everything

Some summer styles you can get into. 

Some summer styles you can get into. 

Welcome summer—and wake up your wardrobe—with an electrifying palette of lime, tangerine and fuchsia. Introduce pops of yellow or aqua to an otherwise neutral ensemble, or channel the contents of your grade-school Spacemaker case by layering one highlighter hue atop another—the brighter, the better. 

Hardest Button to Button

Stop traffic with this easy-breezy button-up ($688) by Dries Van Noten, which toasts prolific Danish designer Verner Panton in two ways: the original hand graphic is Panton’s own, and the arresting pylon-orange shade pays tribute to his unabashed use of colour.

Stuntin’ and Shinin’

There’s a reason rapper Cardi B shouts out those shoes “that look like socks” in her infectious Latin-trap track “I Like It”—the kicks not only look cool, they’re comfy AF, too. We imagine the artist would approve of these statement-making sneakers ($245) by Love Moschino, which are arguably as colourful as she is.

Stick with It

One swipe of Dior’s Double Rouge lipstick ($46) in its latest—and zingiest—shade, Tutti Frutti, coats your pout in a pretty pink hue while highlighting its centre for an ever-so-subtle ombré effect that’s both moisturizing and irresistibly wearable.

When It Pours

Danish company Rains produces more than just raincoats. There are accessories, too, like the waterproof belt bag ($90), which boasts the same functional, streamlined feel that’s made their outerwear such a hit—especially among Vancouverites.

Sock It to ‘Em

Dip your toe into the neon rainbow with Le Bon Shoppe’s signature small-batch socks ($12). Whether paired with sneakers, sandals or your chunkiest Swedish-made clogs, they’re bound to inject a jolt of life into any ’fit.

That’s a Wrap

Acidic lime is tempered by lustrous charmeuse in the Viola wrap dress ($675) from cult New York City–based brand No.6. The modest slit shows just enough leg, and the maxi-length fit makes it apropos for the office and summertime weddings alike.