Neon is a fashion favorite for summer, but this year, fluorescent clothes and accessories are bigger and brighter than ever.
Hot pink, citron yellow and lime green shades seem to be everywhere this season, but if you’re a little color shy, this trend could be an intimidating one. That’s why i thought to share this, whether you want to start small or are ready to rock a full neon ensemble, Please check out five stylish ways to wear neon this summer:
1. Add Neon Accessories
Product Info: Bag- Piperlime, Dress- Forever 21, Belt- Lilly Pulitzer, Shoes- Piperlime, Earrings- Stella & Dot
For this look, start with a summer-appropriate LWD (Little white Dress) then add a bold pop of color by styling it with a hot pink skinny belt and a matching pair of pumps. A sleek tan clutch mimics the neutral color found on the shoes, while the delicate earrings add a feminine touch.
2. Wear it with Neutrals
Product Info: Sunglasses- Topshop, Top- Delia’s, Necklace- Piperlime, Sandals- ASOS, Shorts- Dorothy Perkins, Ring- Nasty Gal
Obviously, you can choose any neon colour you want, but for this look we went with a basic lime green t-shirt. Pair the top with simple white cuffed shorts and add a pair of embellished sandals. Accessorize with a glitzy skull necklace, gold wraparound ring and retro-inspired sunglasses for a casual and stylish look for summer.
3. Downplay it
Product Info: Top- H&M, Vest- Debenhams, Earrings- Swell, Skirt- Urban Outfitters, Shoes- Endless, Bag- Macy’s
For example, try pairing a pleated neon orange skirt with a gorgeous printed tank top. Add a distressed denim vest and a pair of tan lace-up wedges. Accessorize with feathered earrings and a light blue, floral print bag. The colors found on the tank help to pull together all of the other elements, which creates a harmonious and not clashing look.
4. Create Contrast
Product Info: Dress- LuLu’s, Shoes- Zara, Bag- Mango, Spiked Bracelet- Forever 21, Rhinestone Bracelet- Forever 21
The halter-neck dress above already has a bold black stripe down the back, which creates a great contrast against the highlighter yellow fabric. A pair of black ankle-cuff pumps and a matching chain-strap bag give this look a polished vibe, while several black and silver bracelets add some edge.
Product Info: Blouse- Nasty Gal, Bag- DSW, Earrings- Forever 21, Shorts- Forever 21, Shoes- TOMS, Watch- ASOS
For the final look, start by pairing a citron yellow blouse with a pair of neon blue shorts. A hot pink-trimmed handbag not only picks up on the color of the belt that comes with the shorts, but also makes these neutral-colored TOMS the perfect addition to the outfit. Accessorize with a black-and-white printed watch and simple stud earrings for a look that incorporates modern and classic elements.