For as long as we can remember, we've been attracted to neon things--think: highlighters, glow sticks, the Las Vegas strip--an ever-expanding list that now includes summer sandals. Easygoing footwear in standout shades like shocking pink and fluorescent yellow are practically a warm-weather trademark these days, plus they offer a simple way to amplify your weekend ensembles, which is why we've gathered a mix of amazing styles you must Go Buy Now!On The Runway
We spotted neon hues on many a runway this spring, but nobody embraced the zippy color palette quite like Nanette Lepore. From punchy bubblegum stripes to electrifying lace dresses there was nary a neutral shade in sight-and that goes for the footwear too! Just take a look at the eye-popping outfit featured above, for example. Lepore finished the coral All American Dress ($428) with the equally bright, fluorescent yellow Baby Doll Sandals ($298) for a very thrilling, high-impact outcome. This bold combination not only suits the office or an afternoon lunch with the girls, but is a striking choice for a summer night on the town too!
On The Market
1. Colin Stuart Braided Ankle-Wrap Sandals ($35) in Neon Pink
Gladiator sandals have long been a summertime staple, but this season you should skip the traditional black and brown styles and go for a neon version instead. Colin Stuart's braided rendition is the perfect pick, thanks to its flashy pink hue and double-wrap ankle straps. Just be sure to keep them in the spotlight by pairing them with a little white dress.
2. K Jacques St Tropez Papyrus Patent-Leather and Calf Hair Sandals ($315)
Take a walk on the wild side this summer with K Jacques St Tropez's Papyrus Patent-Leather and Calf Hair Sandals! Featuring three brighter-than-bright shades plus a zebra print, these mixed-media sandals are a prime selection for adventuresome souls and a surefire way to punch up denim cutoffs or enhance a bright skirt.
3. Loeffler Randall Selima Plank Sandals ($175)
If you're seeking neon footwear with a slightly sportier vibe, look no further than Loeffler Randall's Plank Sandals. Acid yellow trim offers a subtle way to introduce today's color palette into your wardrobe, adding just the right amount of interest to the mostly neutral sandals. Play up their athletic look by styling them with a casual high-neck halter dress or a neoprene skirt.
4. Aldo Lovia Sandals ($50) in Orange
Give your weekend outfits a neon punk flair with Aldo's Lovia Sandals. Available in this electric tangerine orange, as well as bright pink and highlighter yellow, these edgy, stud-embellished flats offer a cool contrast to all of your sweet and feminine pieces.
5. Miss Trish Naked Sandals ($195, 212.705.2000) in Fluo Pink
To inject your outfit with some serious style this summer, throw on Miss Trish's Naked Sandals in Fluo Pink. A chic alternative to flip-flops, these throw-on-and-go patent leather thong sandals will spruce up a mix of neutrals in a flash. Pack them for a tropical getaway, and they'll take you from the beach to sunset cocktails without missing a beat.
6. Canfora Gail Fluo Sandals ($150) in Green
Simple and chic: that's what we love about Canfora's Gail Fluo Sandals! With a sleek t-strap design, one-inch heel, and vibrant kelly green hue (note: they are also available in tangerine orange and lemon yellow), Canfora's minimalist take on neon sandals is your best bet for a stylish, fuss-free finish.
7. Rebecca Minkoff Baha Sandals ($165) in Neon Yellow/Natural
For a cool, Southwestern spin on today's trend, we'd like to direct you to Rebecca Minkoff's Baha Sandals. A nod to the neons and neutrals look we love so much, these must-have sandals feature an intricate woven design-note: braided accessories are also a major trend this season-and playful tassels, both of which lend the shoes their standout look. All you need now is an equally bright pedicure to go with them-we suggest Chanel's Le Vernis Nail Colour ($26) in Holiday!--Jessica Baker