Wondering why neon colors are taking over this season? Then you must have missed out on Prada’s fall and winter collection this year. When the colors took the spotlight from the label’s runway, many predicted that neon would be big by the end of 2018. The months leading to fall and winter saw celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Blake Lively sizzling in them, gradually ushering in the season for neon. When fall finally came, the prediction proved to be spot on.
Even though almost everyone’s trying on the luminous look, it isn’t too late to join the trend. The season has just begun, and there are many chances to experiment. If you happen to feel lost on how to mix and match neon with the rest of your wardrobe, don’t fret; here are some tips on how to glow with your neon yellows, oranges, pinks, greens and what have you, guaranteed to counter the gloom that this season may bring.
Gutsy enough to be trendy? Go all out with neon colors
There’s nothing wrong with shooting for an all-neon look right in the beginning, or at least that is the case during this fall. The year 2018 is doing away with subtlety and restraint, so we might as well do the same, right? Fashion is reconsidering the choice as fresh rather than unsightly this time around, but to do it right you have to put together contrasting silhouettes. Match chunky with skinny and baggy with points; you’ll have interesting colors and shapes as a result.
Pops of neon will drive away timidity
Don’t worry, there’s no judgment here if you don’t feel ballsy enough to fully glow in neon just yet (or maybe even never). However, that is not enough reason to give up on the trend altogether; instead, start small with your accessories. The choices here are overwhelming because you can go for pumps, earrings, scarves, glasses, bags, and the list goes on. Even luminous surprises in the tiniest accessories are welcome this season.
Come sleek with neutrals and neon
If you want to incorporate your neutrals, light and dark alike, while donning on neon, then you’re in for some good news: it pops great with muted tones. Just like taking on accessories instead of the whole brilliant package, the color being spotted ever so slightly with your blacks and your whites is a welcome sight against autumnal hues. The dignified appearance of neutrals balances the boldness of neon.
Neon colors are for adults, too
Neons were formerly associated with the young. The preference for bright colors seemed to go away with age, but that doesn’t have to be the case anymore. This season, we’ve spotted suits and eveningwear in bright colors on many of our style inspirations who have their lives together. Being an adult doesn’t have to be boring when it comes to fashion. Scared you’d go overboard? Balance it out with more subtle accessories and even makeup.
What we see on the catwalk doesn’t have to stay there; daunting as neon may be initially, it’s meant to be seen outside a room occupied by fashionistas, and it would be great on you, too. With these tips, you can start including neon in your daily ensemble. Coordinate until you’ve got it like a pro.
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