How To Wear Neon The Grown-Up Way
The super-bright trend isn’t just for teenagers and Kardashians...
8 April 2019
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1. Think Pink
There’s no such thing as a subtle neon shade, obviously, but of them all, pink is the most approachable – not least because there’s a bit of variety, from pale, washed-out pink to hottest fuchsia.
One pop of pink – a lightweight sweater, for example – eases you into the trend gently. Try it with faded denim jeans, black tailored trousers or a neutral-toned slip skirt.
Joseph Ribkoff Cover-up, £129; Top, £99; Trousers, £129; Bag, £119 (for stockists, see josephribkoff.com)
Topshop Washed Neon Sweatshirt, £26
2. Sporty Separates
Given their streetwear origins, neon shades lend themselves well to sporty pieces.
Think simple, long-sleeved tops or camis in lime-y brights, teamed with tapered trousers and trainers.
Simply Be Cropped Neon Lime Sweatshirt, currently reduced to £20 from £25
Hush Paradise Sweat Top, £49
JD Williams Neon Yellow Strappy Cami Top, £10
3. Dazzling Dresses
For maximum impact, you can’t beat a sunny summer dress and there are some real stunners in the shops right now – from cool bodycon numbers to floaty frocks.
There’s also lots of neon animal print around, which offers a slightly diluted way to wear the trend, and makes it easy to pair with black accessories.
New Look Yellow Neon Asymmetric Strap Bodycon Dress, currently reduced to £10 from £19.99
Miss Selfridge Multi Colour Zebra Print Camisole Top, £22; Neon Zebra Print Midi Skirt, £38
Oasis Lime Pleated Midi Dress, £75 (available in May)
4. Fluoro Footwear
If you’ve got a wardrobe full of LBDs and that’s the way you like it, why not pop on a pair of neon shoes for a subtle step into the trend?
The spring collections are full of eye-popping orange heels, so you can update your look with minimal effort.
Office Hoot Fluro Orange Two Part Slim Wedges, currently reduced to £46 from £72
New Look Coral Neon Faux Snake Courts, £25.99