Get the Look: Neon


Neon isn’t just being worn to be noticed at raves anymore—the trend is in full swing and can be worn for anytime of day.  Lately the shade can be seen everywhere from the runways to departments stores, so it’s easy to find looks that suit you and your budget.  Neon colors are especially fun for summer and can give any outfit a boost of energy.  If blinding brights are still a trend you’ve been tempted to try, then consider these outfit inspirations as options to get the most out of your investment.  

Head to toe neon can sound daunting, but if you do it with clean silhouettes it can look edgy and pristine in one fell swoop.  Go monochromatic with these intensely saturated tones, by way of this relaxed dress and daring shoes by Steve Madden. The fearless fashionista can pair bright accessories contrasting in a different color like neon nail polish and matching statement jewelry like the earrings above by nOir to add an extra bolt of energy into an outfit.  

If you’re not feeling quite as bold mix in some color with one or two classic accessories like a satchel and ray bans in surprising neon.  Keep the rest of your look low key with neutral colors like these denim cutoffs, a sheer print blouse, and these adorable tan t-strap sandals.  This outfit’s recipe is just enough to take a timeless look and give it the edge of the season.

A bold stripe tee is a perfect nautical style backdrop for this trend.  Try some fun neon denim like these pink shorts from American Eagle and matching accessories.  A simple outfit with exciting colors and unexpected accessories like these gladiator neon sandals keep the playful spirit of neon going.  There are so many ways to work this trend.  Your options with neon are limitless! 


 Photo: Jason Wu Spring 2012 via


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