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Bought a heavily reduced SCREAMING NEON YELLOW HANDBAG (it's one, I think), and am now debating whether to keep it. Will need to realistically return this week if it's to get back in time for a refund.
I am torn between thinking it will look kind of cool with an otherwise very plain/dark outfit (and I really like the contrast between the very "sensible" shape/material and frankly silly colour, plus it's a beautiful bag) and thinking it will make me look like some kind of nu-rave revivalist (not a good look for a 42 year old who was an old-rave participant). All my other bags are fairly sober of hue.
I like it, and I think classic shapes, eg stilettos and your bag work well in unusual or bright colours if you're a bit older (I'm 41), it is a nod to fashion without being tragic. I can see this bag working really well with dark colours, especially navy (LOVE NAVY), but also I think it would look very good with white cotton/pale grey in the summer. Life is too short to worry or second guess yourself. It us a bright handbag - enjoy it without being apologetic
You will get loads of compliments on it I promise. I have a luminous orange bag and everywhere I go I get compliments. Looks great with jeans and a blazer really brightens up a meh kind of Neutral outfit. I've had loads of use out of mine.
I love it! As the others said, though, with something like that everything else in your outfit has to be really sober and restrained. No accessorising it with a fishing hat for instance, or a whistle, you don't want anyone offering to lend you their Vicks!
I just bought a bright yellow summer dress in the Boden clearance sale which may or may not look wrong with my pale skin, it must be this time of year making us long for bright colour!