In the 80's, neon colors were all the rage. Along with the teased hair and the heavy eyeliner, neon yellow was used in jacket detailing. Meanwhile, hot pink socks could be seen peeking out from teenagers' Doc Martens. With that being said, it transcended decades and ended up as a fashion staple used by renowned fashion designers all around the world, as well as making it's way into mainstream fashion.
Since neon colors are bright and very "out there", we wouldn't want people complaining about your head to toe yellow ensemble, would you? It's better to balance it out with a darker color - preferably black. That way, the colors stand out in a muted way. Just like this outfit, the black top and bag balance out the colored items, and the denim vest brings it a casual touch. As much as possible, don't use more than 3 colors. Make sure they compliment each other, so they don't clash. Fashion mishaps with this trend are big no-nos.
Now, here are two outfits to show you how to wear it in two different ways. The first one is called COLOR BLOCKING. If you want to focus more on the color, make sure they all complement each other, as I said above. The second one uses neon as an ACCENT. Black is the staple color, with neon colors popping out in different forms: prints on the skirt, detailing on the bag, and the oxford flats. The colors balance out each other, and add vibrance to the black ensemble.
Neon could be used in more ways than one, but the biggest mistake is to use one color all at once. Try to mix and match colors, as well as trying it with prints. The sky's the limit!
- Blue necklace: Mango
- Denim vest: modekungen.se (3,625 php)
- Watch: Ice Watch ($110)
- Aqua bandage skirt: Bloomingdales ($32)
- Cropped top: farfetch.com
- Sandals: Topshop
- Leather bracelet: charmandchain.com ($55)
SET B (1)
- Aztec headband: Dorothy Perkins ($6)
- Blouse: eluxe.ca
- Necklace: boticca.com ($38)
- Shorts: elle.com
- Shoes: H&M (1,655 php)
SET B (2)