Fluorescent shades have been hitting the fashion scene HARD this year.
So many celebs and fashion bloggers have been spotted wearing head to toe neon, and I’m here for it! We’ve got fun girly dresses, chic suits and accessories, just to name a few items. For those who thought the bold and bright looks were nothing more than a 15-minute Instagram trend, I’m here to tell you, neon is here to stay.
The runways of all the major fashion shows are confidently displaying lime green, striking yellow, super hot pink and blazing orange pieces, proving that the trend is going to be sticking around for quite some time. I’m talking even into the fall. I don’t know about y’all but hot pink oversized knits are calling my name!
This column has a few tips on how to incorporate this daring trend into your wardrobe.
Neon looks amazing when its given a chance to really stand out with neutral or contrasting colors. Black, white, neutrals, camouflage, grey and metallic silvers are the best to pair loud colors with.
For a more casual look, denim goes very well with neon colors. Throw on your favorite pair of jeans, add a hot pink blouse and nude wedges to hit up brunch at Brewers Alley with your friends. Your #OOTD is now super classy, chic and completely brunch/Instagram worthy.
Still not ready to join the neon party but also don’t want to be considered a wallflower? Incorporate it as an accessory. Take those same jeans, wear a classic white tee and grab a yellow crossbody handbag or sandals for your neon pop. Add your favorite jewels and sunnies and you’re all set for shopping and running errands.
For more restrictive or formal occasions, I would suggest you opt for bright yet rich/deep shades. This will push the boundaries of your colorful ensemble minus looking tacky. Style tip: Pair these bright colors with black, especially if you’re getting dressed for a night out. The black complements the rich hue of your neon item, letting it shine through while still maintaining a level of style and sophistication.
If there’s one effortless way to wear neon, it’s wearing it as a swimsuit! There’s no better place than the beach or pool, and there’s no better time than summer, summer, summer timeeeee to flaunt your hot neon suits without feeling awkward. This is the perfect setting for something so bright. You can totally afford to be a little more daring when it comes to swimwear.
It’s time we embrace neon as our friend, ladies (and gents)! All it takes is knowing how to pull it off best given your personal style. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not confident with what you’re wearing, it’ll show through no matter how stunning your outfit may be. Make neon colors work by appropriately wearing them in a way that best fits your personality and signature style. Ultimately, it’s all about having fun!
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