Everyone wants their style to turn some heads, but no one wants to blind them too! This can make mixing some neon colors into your wardrobe an intimidating task, but with inspiration from some of Chictopia’s best and brightest you’ll soon be splashing on the fluorescents and catching everyone’s eye.
If the fear of coming off as a giant highlighter (a totally valid fear, by the way) is keeping you from filling your closet with neon, then you should dip into the trend with accessories. Take any neutral piece in your closet, add a bright bangle or belt and WHAM! Instant chic!
An electric hued purse is a great way to show off your neons like kayture did with her tangerine bag. Or, get in on the oversize clutch trend like fashionchalet We love a pair of crazy colored kicks like PinkRibbons Get yourself a pair and stand in awe at how versatile they are. Frame your face with a neon scarf like jamour’s and get that darling glow-from-within look.
A PRETTY PUNCH
The power of a punch of neon is undeniable. Think of it as a neon sign to draw attention to your favorite features. And here at Chictopia we’ve got a lot of ladies who love showing neon off on their legs!
Take BROOKLYNBLONDE’s look for example. Her bold high waisted pants spotlight her long legs. The same goes for FRICKYS, ATLANTICPACIFIC and BEWARE_OF_MY_HEELS in their magnificent minis. When splashing on one neon piece leaving everything else neutral is usually a safe bet and the contrast is gorgeous!
BIG & BOLD
Don’t let the thought of full on neon have you running for your LBD. All you have to remember is one little trick to prevent you from looking like a glow stick: color-blocking.
Pick your two or three favorite colors and throw one on top and the other on bottom. Just keep the cut of the pieces simple. A pair of bold streamlined skinnies with a vibrant crew neck long sleeve top provides the perfect balance of color. JOANNATAMSIN and StylePantry rock the combo like it’s their job!
A structured blazer and a swinging mini works just as well. We love BROWNEYES’ take on the trend (bonus points for her matching lipstick!). A prim and proper pencil skirt is wild in an unexpected neon hue. JENIFER_A looks mesmerizing in hers!
How bright will you go, Chictopians?
by Missy Steinberg
Main image via Sergi Pons for View of the Times