Spring's standout pieces have one common feature: NEON. Whether done in fluorescent yellow, pink, coral, orange, or green, highlighter hues have taken on a fresh and modern role in this season's wardrobe. From shoes to sweet dresses, neon features and accents serve to pop an entire outfit with electric waves of color. Tackle this trend with some of the season's best and brightest.
Don ladylike neon with Nanette Lepore’s scalloped lace dress. The scalloped fringe accents, fine lace detailing, and cutouts at the shoulder provide feminine features to a fluorescent background. The fading at the bodice downplays the highlighter yellow hue, making it the perfect choice for either work or a date. Cinch a black patent belt over the waist for an edgy look or keep it prim by pairing it with white pumps and a ladylike bag.
Topshop’s moto jacket gets upgraded in this season’s favorite hue, fluorescent yellow. This ultra-comfy jacket is the perfect alternative to your everyday blue denim. Pair over girly frocks for a fun contrast or over a black silk maxi for a chic city look. Just be sure to avoid looking like an 80s prop by keeping the rest of your outfit neon-free.
Scared of going all neon, dip your feet into this trend by wearing this striped sweater top from Marc by Marc Jacobs. Yellow and orange neon stripes pop an otherwise neutral gray and blue sweater. The subtle neon on this top keeps it from venturing into “too trendy” territory, thus giving this light sweater extra life in your closet. Pair with denim cut-offs for a contemporary look.
Let neon help you on your feet, literally, by wearing these super eye-catching neon orange patent pumps from affordable line, Charlotte Russe. These electric orange leather heels will give any outfit, no matter how dull, a notice-me spotlight. The sky high heels and glossy finish work wonders for a fun girl’s night out. With a price tag of $30, you won’t feel any buyer’s remorse for purchasing such a trendy item.
Pink neon crystals provide a modern contrast to an otherwise vintage looking bracelet from ultra-cool label DANNIJO. The black resin stone and white crystals lend elegance that is only enhanced by the bracelet’s delicate frame. The edgy/classic contrast is fashion forward and chic, making this bracelet a clear staple for your spring and summer wardrobe.
Neon Makes a Statement
For a more notice-me neon gem, try on this tiered statement necklace from Adia Kibur. The fluorescent yellow beads look bold paired over the smaller white crystals, giving the neon hue epic stardom. This statement bauble looks striking when paired over a simple top or dress, no graphics required. To counter the neon, opt for a white plain T, or go futuristic by wearing this necklace over a gray knit frock.
Neon Goes Slim Fit
Spring’s colorful denim trend looks both modern and chic on these faded highlighter yellow jeans from Zara. The slim fit is flattering and looks great when paired with either heels or flats. Keep the rest of your look carefree and muted with soft t-shirts and knits to prevent color clashing. Another plus, these jeans run under $80. Need I say more? These stylish jeans are also available in fluorescent pink.
Sporty Neon Color Blocks a Tote
Tackle three trends in one bag by working this sporty color block neon bag from Rebecca Minkoff. Casual enough for the gym and with enough style to lug for a weekend trip, this versatile nylon bag will be consistently on your shoulder this season. Double leather handles and a contrasting black leather trim gives this casual bag a chic twist that looks both fresh and young.
Sexy Studded Neon
Balance elegance and edginess with these hot neon studded pink pumps from McQ Alexander Mcqueen. The electric hue on these heels are a total knockout, while the silver studs give them an edgy appeal. The sexy silhouette on these alluring pumps keep them feminine and sleek. Pair with a monochrome black outfit to further pop your feet.
The Romantic Neon Frock
Both sexy and sweet, Topshop's neon coral lace dress is a standout piece and must buy this season. Under $100, this flirty frock rocks a bold color that is contrasted by its feminine lace fabric. The sweetheart neckline and pleated skirt further adds a romantic quality to an otherwise contemporary dress. Pair with mint-green pumps for a striking contrast or with black flats for a casual date look.