If you were paying attention, even just slightly, you would not find the neon craze anything new. In fact, we’ve reiterated it more than once as the blinding colors have been seen everywhere during the Spring fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris. And as we’re nearing 2019, we’re not seeing any signs of neon colors slowing down. Yes, you read that right—even in the fall and winter, supposedly characterized by somber fashion choices in order to blend flawlessly in the background.
But 2018 has been all about everything but blending in. The trends we’ve observed in the past months have encouraged going bold, and then even bolder, trying to push fashionistas beyond the comforts of safe choices in the form of wardrobe essentials and neutrals. And in the case of neon, it has also gone brighter; the colors are no longer exclusive to our idea of 1980s fashion, or a future when we imagine the machines would have taken over.
You have to thank Miuccia Prada for the comeback. Fashionistas agree that it was during the Fall 2018 show of Prada that the trend started gaining traction, and the colors that came in green, pink, orange, yellow, among others, started appearing on everyone’s collection, from your luxury labels all the way to your fast fashion brands. And then, celebrities began donning them on. The Kardashian sisters pulled them off on separate occasions, and so did the Hadids. Rihanna, singer and now fashion icon, did not shy away from them either. Blake Lively was famously spotted with an all-neon green suit. All these have proven that neons aren’t as hard to wear as previously thought.
So, yes, there’s nothing stopping you from wearing neon but yourself. If you need help, we’ve rounded out some of your best choices. They’re in different colors too, which is our way of saying that you should not limit yourself. Go, have fun! And by the way, you’re welcome. *wink*
You have every right to make your day sartorially fun, especially when the weather isn’t painting a pretty picture. And what better way to counter the gloomy backdrop than with your luminous neons, yes? They need a generous amount of confidence to wear especially when you’re used to less attention-grabbing colors, but they pay off when your goal is to go against boring. No one would dare think dull once they come across your bright pieces, regardless if you are in green, pink, yellow, or what have you.
If ballsiness isn’t something you have, that does not mean you should steer clear of fluorescent colors. As we have written before, you can partner it with your neutrals or darker garments for a more balanced look. If you just can’t handle being in all-neon just yet, you can start small, layer up, just show peeks of the punchy tones. And yes, the same is applicable for your accessories. It may be trial and error, but with some luck and a little effort, you can make neon your color.