When you think of neon colours there is no doubt that you are reminded of the luminous pinks, greens and yellows which punctuated fashion in the 1980s. Well, this summer sees a return to those neon colours, if indeed the trend ever went away.
There is no doubt that wearing such colours is not for the faint-hearted and dressing in bright pink, yellow or orange is certainly not what to wear if you want to blend into the background. There are, however, ways to give the trend a try if you do not think you are ready to leave the house dressed in it from top to toe.
If you are experimenting with wearing neon for the first time and are not sure whether it will suit you, accessorising outfits with items such as belts, jewellery and shoes is the most simple way to update your look and incorporate the neon colour palate into your wardrobe. It can also be the most cost-effective way of trying neon, particularly if you are not sure whether the colours will suit you. Even neon lipsticks are available, which can be an effective way of trying the trend without committing to any particular fashion statement.
Neons and neutrals
Incorporating a single item of clothing in one of the neon colours into an outfit that is made up of other more neutral colours is a good way to take the next step from wearing neon accessories to fully embracing the style. Try teaming a simple pair of white shorts with a top in hot pink or lime green. Accessorise with footwear and jewellery for a casual look that is right on trend.
Mix and match
If you want an evening look that is bound to make you stand out from the crowd you could try accessorising a black dress with splashes of neon in the form of scarves, bags and jewellery. The colours work well together and will ensure that you will not blend into the background. If you are feeling more bold and ready to fully take on the neon trend, you could always try wearing a neon dress and then accessorising it with neutrals to tone it down slightly.
The trend of pairing items in different solid blocks of colour has been around for some time and there is no reason that this cannot also be done with neons. Teaming a brightly coloured pair of cropped trousers with an equally bright t-shirt can give you a stylish daytime look. If you add a brightly coloured handbag and some other more simple accessories you will have the perfect outfit.
It is clear that wearing large amounts of neon is not for everyone; however, there is no reason why you cannot still incorporate this trend into your summer wardrobe. If you do decide to take the plunge and try it, the thing to remember is that away from the catwalks less is probably more and small splashes of the bright colours can be the perfect addition to any outfit.