“The sky in Cheyenne, Wyoming is just about as blue as it gets,
And if you ain’t seen a Santa Fe sunset, you ain’t seen red,
Texas sunflower yellow can take your breath away,
I’ve seen it all from the orange of the fall to the green of the summer,
But my favorite color is,
-”Neon” by Chris Young
The latest summer trend turning heads are all colors NEON. As the fall season quickly approaches, it seems as though this trend is here to stay for yet another season! Unfortunately, such a bold color statement means wearing them perfectly proportional to the entire outfit. You must know when too much is too extreme and not enough means not proportional and out of place. Think of neon as an accessory to your fabulous wardrobe!
1. The neon belt
A neon belt can be paired beautifully with a simple pair of blue jeans. Tuck in a collared shirt, ruffled top or basic t-shirt for a classy summer look. For a business casual look, tuck in your collared shirt to your basic pair of trousers and add your neon belt with a pair of understated heels to complete the look.
You can also wrap a neon belt around a simple dress, such as a solid-colored dress.
2. Neon pants/jeans
The key to pulling off the neon pant or jean is to keep it simple. Keep all other clothing very neutral to balance out the bold color statement. Adding some pop jewelry can help balance the bright color of the neon pants on the bottom by bringing some more vibrant colors around the face for a more formal occasion. However, for casual, everyday wear, no other color is needed.
3. Neon shoes
Rocking the neon shoe, no matter a tennis shoe or high heel, means strutting with nothing short of complete confidence. A colorful shirt and neutral bottom will balance out a bright shoe. Pairing some metallic jewelry can add some sparkle for a dressier look. A more casual look will require some simple, neutral jewelry, such as a woven bracelet or stud earrings.
Even celebs have trouble with the new neon trend!
Take on this new trend and remember to wear your neon with confidence and class, two of a girl’s BEST accessories!
Lauren Harris is an Intern for College Lifestyles (TM). She enjoys shopping to find the latest trends at an affordable price and spending quality time with family, friends and her Phi Mu sisters. She has a weakness for chocolate and can be won over by adorable puppies in an instant. Cleaning and organization are the keys to her sanity and the occasional outdoor adventure is where she finds her happy place.