Wish list Neon vs. Pastel SS14

Neon vs Pastel Wish list

Wish list Neon vs. Pastel SS14

Shocking neon sports luxe and pretty pastel candy candy colours are some of the big trends of SS14. I love both although sway towards pastels as they can be a bit easier to coordinate. I am in love with the Jessica Simpson Ditsy Print Neon Hem Dress that combines my love of monochrome, floral print, dip dye clothing and neon! Neon is great for adding a splash of colour to a boring outfit or helping to stand out from the crowd on a night out. Be daring and team up with the spring beauty look using Illamasqua Lipstick Liable & Nail Varnish Gamma Duo for orange red lips and tips!

Neon Wish list


Christopher Kane – Crepe biker jacket

Chelsea Slingbacks

Jessica Simpson Ditsy Print Neon Hem Dress

Rebecca Minkoff – Neon Hudson Moto Mini

Illamasqua ASOS Exclusive Lipstick Liable & Nail Varnish Gamma Duo

Estée Lauder Pure Color Stay-On Shadow Paint

Models Own Hedkandi Nail Polish Beach Party

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss – Neon Pink

Revlon Nail Art (Neon) Ultra Violet 170

Pastels can be a far safer way to go and offer a softer, girly and feminine look. As much as I like my pastel t0nes I usually only wear one pastel piece in an outfit, it can look a little twee if done over the top! Pastel polishes are very easy to get hold of this spring and are an easy way to bring candy colours to your wardrobe! I love the River Island Pink Geometric Print Tote Bag, it gives a funkier edge to the usual pastel pieces.

Pastel Wish list


Coral Patent Pointed Court Shoes

Mint Green Patent Pointed Open Side Pumps

Organza Insert Midi Skirt

River Island Pink Geometric Print Tote Bag

River Island Yellow Geometric Rib Jumper

Givenchy Beauty

Dolls House Ciate

Topshop Easter Print Nail Wraps

Topshop Pastel Green Big Bow Barrette 

New Look Light Blue Open Front Longline Blazer

Are you team Neon or Pastel?
Mary Oliver

Mary 24 CRAFTY CREATIVE CLUMSY UK beauty, fashion, lifestyle blogger and vlogger I started this blog in summer 2013 to create my own little space to write relatable content on my personal style for the everyday girl. Yorkshire based lover of tea, floral prints and skater dresses.

  • DeAsia Nichelle

    I prefer pastels for fashion cause its super pretty and girly plus really easy to style while still looking simple, elegant, and that you put effort in your appearance but not too much. But I do like neon on the nails for a little pop of color!

  • Caitlin Ramsay

    I like the idea of a statement piece that is neon, but never go for it – pastel is so much safer. Love the Organza Insert Midi Skirt!

    Caitlin | Thistle & Tea

  • Jessica Rose

    I’m on neutral grounds with this!!


  • Pastel colours look lovely on other people, not sure about it on me though!


  • i love a little bit of both but i’m sooooo upset that I can’t order that beautiful skirt! darn lack of international shipping…

    from – The Lion’s Den
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  • I do prefer the pastels in general but that neon pink biker jacket is beautiful.

  • Barbarka

    I prefer pastel colors.

  • I can’t choose…Love them both. I love neon for its wow factor and I love pastel for its soft girly feel.

    Keisha xo

  • Team pastel definitely, I want to go shopping now!

  • crochetronix

    pastel for sure, but the neon hem dress is super cool….:)

  • Ellie Ricketts

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  • I saw a really pretty soft pink jacket at Zara, I want it so bad! So yeah pastel all the way for me

  • As much as i love neon it’s to strong for me so I stick to pastels.


  • Pili G

    I love pastel things lately!! so I’m going for pastel! nice post!

  • Kitsch And Fro

    Ohh great post. I’m in the process of working out how to best clash my neon’s and pastels together. Girlie and dayglow I love it :)


  • Savannah Giersthove

    I can’t possibly pick one! I’m on both teams hahaha


  • That’s just too much lovely :)

  • Jess

    That pastel bag is fantastic! Though, to copy everyone else, I think I’m on both teams too!

  • So torn between these two trends…I personally love using a neon accessory as a statement piece, but pastel is so chic as well!

    xx Alyson
    Beauty Vanity

  • Mel

    I prefer neon over pastel as I find pastel to be a little too girly and far too obvious for Spring for my liking. I am a little bit wary around neon though as I don’t want to end up looking like a really bad 80s raver wannabe.


  • Lana H

    Great wishlist, love the pink jacket and the blue blazer especially! xx


  • Katrina Crouch

    I’m a pastel girl! My coloring just doesn’t like the neon very much

  • I can’t handle how much I love that Jessica Simpson dress! I’m usually more of a pastel girl, but lately I’ve just been loving neons.


  • Kumba

    Tough one.. I like both!


  • Cachoo Joo

    Definitely like both neons and pastels! When I was younger, I liked neons a lot more, but as I’ve gotten older, I like the subtlety pastels have to them – I think maybe I’d say pastels for Spring and neons for summer if I had to pick ;) BOTH though are so pretty & I’d pretty much wear them both year round haha!


  • Michelle Olthuis Moehle

    I am loving pastels and neon!
    xx, Michelle

  • Hi Mary, thanks so much for following my blog! I’ve always been a pastel girl but lately I’ve been pushing myself to incorporate neons, they’re so much more fun! Have a good one.

  • Um, can I be TEAM BOTH?! I am having serious feelings for the Jessica Simpson dress. Mmmm.

    Kirsten | kirstenlearns.com

  • Love the pastel wishlist! #TEAMPASTEL


  • Both great looks. I love the Jessica Simpson dress

  • John Hartil

    Both sets look great but I tend towards the pastel!

  • Abigail Mason

    PASTEL! I’m not brave enough to wear neon haha


  • Geukje

    I LOVE the Jessica Simpson dress! It’s so beautiful!!

  • Kelly H

    <3 the pastel look it's so pretty and retro :)

  • Great post! I still love the neons from the last summer, but the new pastels are pretty chic too :)


  • Georgia

    I really like neons but I have to say I prefer pastels because they are more neutral! x


  • Hmm I would have said neon but actually I like the pastel collection more – I am dying for the Ciate Dolls House set but am on a nail polish buying ban right now, boooo!


  • Stephanie @ Miss Mélange

    Loving the pastel shoes in patent leather… makes them brighter and more fun without going all the way to neon. Not that neon is bad, I’m actually kind of an addict… :)


  • Anna

    Definitely more a pastel girl, though I like a shocking pink now and again

  • Samelia miller

    Lovely blog post!!

  • I’m both a pastels and a neon lover :)

  • María Gracia Mora

    I think i prefer pastels than neon colors. But that bright pink jacket is awesome =)

  • Brittnee KAO

    Team neon all the way!!!!


  • Eva-Maria Merk

    Team Pastel. Tbh I never liked neon colours. I once had a slouchy top in bright neon pink and I never wore it. Well, once. But.. I just didn’t seem to like it but bought it in order to have at least one neon piece..

  • I love that blue blazer!!!