Neon + Leopard Print

Let’s talk about neon colors. Many people think that neons are only a summer type of thing but I think neons can be worn all year round. Why? Because they make you stand out and paired with the right colors and clothing items, you can bring them into any season. Plus, it is nice to see a little color in the winter when everything is grey and depressing. With that said, I want to show you all my version of FALL neon.

For my amazing neon outfit I paired stretch overalls with a leopard print turtleneck top. For shoes, since it’s boot season, I went with a neutral black pair of boots. This can be paired with the popular snake print as well to bring it into the fall. Maybe even an olive sweater and some olive boots, brown tones and if you dare a burgundy. Think of the neon as your neutral and what kind of statement you want to make. I wanted mine to say bold, fun, trendy and different. This is literally about how you style it and nothing to do with the color! When I put a poll on my Instagram about neons for the fall Ii got a TON of “no” answers but that just made me want to do it more.

For my overalls, I used a neoprene fabric. This fabric is a double knit fabric with a good amount of stretch, it feels “squishy” as I like to call it and it will be nice and warm for the cooler weather to come. The pattern I used to create these beautiful overalls was The Knit Overalls by Simplicity, S8855. This pattern is definitely a pattern for all sewing abilities; however, if you are a beginner, make sure to carefully read all the instructions. Also, feel free to hand turn the wheel of your machine for the pivots and top stitching, make sure you take your time on the top stitching.

 For the top, I use a double brushed Spandex fabric from LA Finch fabrics. This is the same type of fabric I used to make the desert leopard skirt from a few posts back. I love how soft this fabric is as a top! The pattern I used for the top is a Mimi G for Simplicity pattern, S8750. This pattern was quick and easy to make, my favorite! I made this top in less than one day. I really love the gathering detail on the shoulder, it really gives this top a little something extra making it more than just a boring top. You also have the option to make one shoulder contrast your main fabric, which I also love about this pattern. This pattern is also a great one for all sewing levels. I do suggest using a more stable knit fabric if you are a beginner as mine was a really thin fabric that was a little bit of a hassle to sew. A ponte knit would be AMAZING for this top and it is much more stable than the fabric I used.

I can’t wait to wear my top again and to have the chance to style my overalls differently. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this look! See you at the next post!

1 Comment

  1. Kendra Jones
    October 29, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    You opened my eyes to a whole new side of neon! This look is look is everything! Bringing neon to fall is so YOUnique!

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