It’s no secret that neon is back with a bang and bolder than ever. Springing up on catwalks and the high street alike; the very uttering’s of the word injects fear into the wallflowers among us. Here’s a roundup of the easiest ways to invite neon into your wardrobe; without looking like a glow stick, 80s reject or a caution sign. Spring’s boldest trend has more potential than you might think.
Ease yourself in gently to this eighties inspired trend by adding scarves, belts, and even sunglasses to everyday, traditional pieces. A fluorescent pink scarf paired with a classic beige trench coat really updates an otherwise simple outfit and adds interest.
Some colours are more wearable on the bottom half of an outfit. If neon green makes you look like a victim of this winter’s flu bug, try a skirt, skinny jeans or even a bright pair of tights.
Pair the brightest bright with a neutral for a striking contrast; beige khaki and a bright slouch fit tee complement each other effortlessly, or try black as your chicest, safest go-to colour to accentuate the shade.
For the brave and those already heralding the trend; prints and patterns like ikat and Aztec can be played up with contrasting neon pieces, or toned down with a simple blouse. The company of other shades and the movement provided by the patterns will help soften the impact.
Hot pink complements those neutral colours best and looks equally great with orange and green; just keep your silhouettes structured and clean so as not to overwhelm the effect.
Not ready for the complete commitment? Try it on your nails first. Ultra bright, fun hues like those at American Apparel will ensure you’re involved but not overwhelmed.
Grey makes a great base for bright colours. It’s more forgiving than black, so there’s less contrast and the finished effect is much more polished. Using a neutral shade like this will add a touch of class to even the most obnoxious of tones.
The blazer is a classic piece regardless of trend, but adopting a neon version means it can be thrown over any outfit for instant pzazz.
Classic denim is your friend with this trend so offset your brights with a classic pair of jeans or shorts to counteract the bold colour.
Finally, something that can’t be bought from the high street is the poise to wear this trend with self-assurance. However much or little you wear; be sure to enjoy it.