Is neon really making a comeback? We actually hope so, but can also understand why most women are cringing at the thought!
Neon colors have gotten such a bad rap for looking somewhat tacky, tasteless and perhaps even outdated thanks to the eras that made them popular (we’re looking at you, 70s and 80s). But the truth is, neons can be your best friend once you know how to pull them off seamlessly and without looking as though you're dressed up to stop traffic. Yes, it is possible ladies!
So prepare to take down some notes on wearing neon colors inspired by some of our favorite fashion bloggers.
How To Wear Neon: Opt For Bright, But Rich Colors
We're not only referencing bright yellows and hot pinks when we mention neon colors. For more restrictive or formal occasions, we suggest you opt for bright yet rich or deep shades. This will push the boundaries of your colorful ensemble without ever looking tacky.
Another pro styling tip: Pair these bold colors with black, especially if you’re headed for a night out. The black complements the rich hue of your neon piece, letting it shine through while still maintaining a level of class and elegance.
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1. GUCCI Sequin-embellished Midi Skirt 2. MEL BOTERI Black Leather Kat Pouch 3. CAMI NYC Velvet Camisole 4. JIMMY CHOO Suede Pumps 5. CARA Stud Earrings
How To Wear Neon: Inject It In Smaller Proportions
Still not ready to join the neon party but also don't want to be considered a wall flower? No worries because you can simply take baby steps by wearing it in smaller proportions. Simply inject a hint of neon to your look as a small accent.
You can go for a top that has just a slight pop color in its design or perhaps incorporate neon as an accessory, whether it’s your jewelry, handbag, or shoes. If you really want to dial it down further, mix and match with neutral or muted hues in order to perfectly balance the boldness.
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1. FLEUR DU MAL Velvet Slip Dress 2. PRADA Patterned Jumper 3. SPINELLI KILCOLLIN Ring 4. MEL BOTERI Taylea Grey Suede Fringe Leather Handbag 5. GOLDEN GOOSE Sneaker
How To Wear Neon: Swimwear Is The Answer!
If there’s one foolproof way to wear neon, it’s by wearing it as a swimsuit! There’s no better place than the beach or the pool, and there’s no better time than summer to flaunt your hot neon suits without feeling awkward. This is actually the perfect setting for a piece so bright, it even rivals the brightness of the sun!
You can certainly afford to be more daring and experimental when it comes to your swimsuits. Ultimately, it’s all about having fun and dressing up the part.
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1. TOPSHOP One-Piece Swimsuit 2. BP. Oversize Straw Hat 3. LE SPECS Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Grey Tejus Lizard-Print Watson Tote 5. FENDI Slides
It's time we embrace neon as our friend ladies! All it takes is knowing how to best pull it off given your personal style and comfort level. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not confident with what you're wearing, it’ll show through no matter how gorgeous your ensemble may be. Make neon colors work by appropriately wearing them in a way that best fits your personality and signature style.
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And be sure to come back next week when we show you how and why you should add even more color into your wardrobe. Yes, color is in and we want you to feel your most confident and comfortable rocking the season's newest hues. Can't wait to see you then!
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