For most of us the thought of wearing an outfit in a colour reminiscent of Stabilo Boss highlighters is enough to make us run for the hills. However, in the past year, the eighties craze for neon has made a comeback, being spotted on celebs such as Rihanna and Bella Hadid. Whether you dare to rock a monochromatic head to toe ensemble à la Blake Lively or accent a look with some highlighter hued accessories, we’re going to show you our pick of the best neon pieces to follow this summer’s brightest trend.
Complete your outfit with a bold bum-bag
There is no way this list could not include one of the most divisive bag silhouettes of recent seasons. The bum bag was all over the catwalks during SS18 and 19, featured by the likes of Saint Laurent, Off White and Gucci. As a true fashion throwback, the bum bag oozes 90’s hip hop vibes as well as being a perfect festival companion, so what could be better than donning one in a retro neon shade? You certainly won’t get lost in the crowd…
After Blake Lively’s masterclass in the form of a lime green Versace suit, we had to investigate into some neon tailoring. If you’re not feeling brave enough to wear the complete co-ord, why not try a bright blazer with everyday jeans for an updated smart casual look?
Let’s Get Physical
This section was largely inspired by the aesthetics of Olivia Newton-John’s smash-hit single and the fact that athleisure is sticking around this season. These sassy and sporty pieces fuse together two red-hot trends:
Be blindingly beautiful in a pair of neon hued sunglasses this summer – perfect for those who just want to dip their toe into the trend.
So which neon picks take your fancy? We’d love to hear what you get your hands on in the comments below.
Text: Chaz Pond
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