Trend Alert: Neon

Tips and tricks for pulling off this psychedelic trend.

Like with any truly fashionable trend, the latest neon craze might not be to everyone’s taste.  But with a little guidance, neon can literally inject a little intrigue into the most neutral of wardrobes.

Trend Alert: Neon

Accessorize it
For those not sold on a full neon ensemble, bright accessories are the easiest way to take part in the trend. Pair hot pink belts, acid yellow handbags and tangerine necklaces with beige, cream or charcoal for an interesting contrast. Less is definitely more with this trend so stick to one luminous accessory at a time.

Trend Alert: Neon

Nail it
Try the most pocket friendly way to indulge in this trend by painting your nails and toes in your preferred luminous shade. This special edition by American Apparel offers 7 vibrant hues, each for just $6. If you find these shades still too bright, consider wearing them with clothing in the same color family. For example a red blouse will reduce the harshness of the neon red nail laquer and a floral spring dress will soften the neon yellow.

Trend Alert: Neon

Peep Show it
Follow Diane von Furstenberg’s cue by buying items with discreet neon accents. Her yellow lined blazer above is the perfect example of how to casually flash some of the trend. And if you want to show off more of that impressive hidden hue, roll up the sleeves and let it be on display all day. Create a similar look by layering neon garments under neutral ones in different opacities. Add other “peeps” of neon by selecting accessories trimmed with a touch of neon like the neutral and neon pairs above.

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