March 27, 2012 6:10 PM

The Careerist: Neon in the Workplace: Blinding or Beautiful?

Posted by Claire Zillman

After that wimpy winter, the change of seasons was barely noticeable. So in case you missed it, it’s officially spring. That means it’s high time you peel off the opaque stockings, slap on the sunless tanner, and embrace spring fashion.

For lawyers, doing so always takes some tinkering. Clothes rarely make a seamless transition from the runway to the law firm hallway, and this season’s ride may be especially bumpy. One peek in a J. Crew window will tell you why (and possibly scald your retinas). Neon is back. Think fluorescent pinks, electric blues, lime greens, and canary yellows. Your inner ’80s rocker may be rejoicing, but finding a way to mix trendy neon tones with your current closet of neutrals might be less cause for celebration.

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