By Real Simple
Updated August 18, 2009
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Neon scarf, wallet, necklace, handbag, cardigan
Credit: Gabriella Imperatori-Penn

Clockwise from top:

Echo scarf
Turn up the voltage on your old peacoat by adding a vibrant acrylic scarf.
To buy: $42, nordstrom.com.

Forever 21 wallet
You’ll always be able to spot this PVC wallet in the dark depths of your purse.
To buy: $10.50, forever21.com.

Wendy Mink necklace
Don these droplets in hot pink resin to punch up your favorite neutral-colored shirts.
To buy: $98, 212-260-5298.

Mango handbag
A bold bag in faux patent leather will make same-old outfits look shiny and new.
To buy: Unfortunately, this item is no longer available, but find similar styles at mangoshop.com.

Express cardigan
A rayon-blend cardigan gets a wake-up call from this fresh, eye-popping shade of yellow.
To buy: $49.50, express.com.