Who else is thrilled at this spring’s new trend? I’m completely psyched! Not only is neon extremely eye catching, but it also gives the appearance of a nice tan to any who wear it! I love this little tidbit because I don’t tan well, and I’m not inclined to spray tanning. Although, one of the best things about neon being trendy is that you don’t have to worry about matching neon colors. You can wear yellow with pink with green with blue–it doesn’t matter because they are all neon! It definitely opens up many wardrobe doors for the next few months or so (or until something else begins to trend.)
Right now, stores are dishing out neon EVERYTHING! You name it, it’s most likely available in neon. Nail polish, makeup, hair accessories, hair dyes, clothing, accessories, bags, shoes–even kitchen utensils! Even movies are participating in the neon trend. I know that in the Hunger Games movie, most of the Capital people wore outlandish makeup and hair styles that were colored with neon shades (like Effie’s makeup in it’s neon pink splendor). I’m not suggesting that we all decide to look like Octavia or Effie for a day, but I have a few outfits up my sleeve that capitalize on the neon. First of all, let’s go for a casual look:
Depicted is an outfit of dark washed pants, rolled up, a lime green tank under a sheer neon yellow shrug, and neon yellow shoes. You can add any neon accessories, like my pink sunglasses.
Next, let’s see a more professional look:
Here’s a nude colored shirt, black dress pants, and nude pumps. I’ve swapped the glasses for a bright neon belt, and lime earrings and watch. You can also add subtle details like the gold necklace that compliments both the nude and the neon.
One fun fact about neon is that you can’t really go wrong with pairing it with other colors and styles. I can easily pair the casual tops with the dress pants and neon shoes for a new look–just like I can pair the dressy top with the dark wash jeans, neon accessories, and nude pumps. Here we have four different outfits from four articles of clothing. (You can make more, I’m sure, but I don’t have the patience right now to figure out just how many good looking outfits you can make with what I have on hand.)
My advice to you is to just see what’s out there and experiment! Just rest easy with the fact that you can’t really go wrong with neon. I hope this has inspired you all! Thanks for reading!
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