But that day is not today.
Scarf: Zara (out of stock now, but lots more scarves here)
Jumper: H&M (old, but similar here)
Skirt: Whistles (old, but other colours available here). I love this skirt, and live in hope that they will do it in more Autumn colours one day
Trainers: Nike Anodyne, £70
Lipstick: House of Colour number 59 (it's a discontinued shade, but some consultants still have a couple, and it's a fantastic luminous orange colour).
Clearly this is not an outfit from today (it is 10 degrees today. 10 degrees! And a wind chill factor of about -47, I swear. It's May, people. Do you think we should write a letter of complaint?), but one I wore last week when it was actually sunny.
The scarf is a much more limey greeny/yellow colour than it looks in this picture, but the trainers are every bit as bright as they appear. I've discussed wearing neons that suit your season in lots of depth here and here, so won't bore you a third time (not today, anyway. I'm not making any promises for the future). if you don't know what I'm talking about with the whole season thing, look here.
I have decided that the only way to wear neon is with a very neutral background. Plenty of cooler bloggers are pairing it up with other wild colours, but I have found I feel a bit like the crazy colour lady if I pair it with anything too wild. I have had success pairing it with off white jeans and an off white shirt, and the above khaki outfit, and variations on that sort of theme. For me it's slightly more chic than atttempting some neon/colourblocking hybrid.
Incidentally, I tried to resist the trainers-as-actual-footwear thing that's going on at the moment, but then I realised something. Trainers are comfortable. I can be comfortable and fashionable. An idea I can get on with. And when they are no longer fashionable, I will have a spare pair of running shoes. Win win.
Oh, and did you spot the neon nails hit? I bought a green Nails Inc varnish that claimed to be neon and, frankly, wasn't, but I spotted a Models Own version in Boots a few days later and can confirm that it is emphatically neon green. OK, so it's not the finest nail polish I've ever used (took four coats to get full colour, and the brush was too skinny for easy painting), but it served its purpose in letting me scratch a green nail itch (I've just realised that sounds like a fungal infection).
And, of course, it would be a shame to finish without another action shot (I did actually stop cycling for this one. Taking a picture of your own hand while cycling is even harder than taking one of your feet).