Fall may be here, but don’t count neon out just yet. No longer regulated to workout clothes and surfer gear, you can make a few wardrobe upgrades without sacrificing your style by adding a touch of neon. Approach the bright trend with intent, paying close attention to texture, fit, and tone to ensure that you don’t look like you’re auditioning for a bad 80’s movie remake.
Prepped up with your boyfriend’s striped oxford, a neon, “after 5” skirt can now be worn to the office. Elevate the look even further with a jeweled brooch and fitted navy blazer.
Whether you’re mixing fabrics or adding it via accessories, neon and pastels always work well together. Silkier fabrics will keep your look dressy, but a soft cozy sweater tee or a crisp button up and wedges can take it in a casual direction on the weekend.
Bright neon pants can be toned down with a white shirt or silky blouse for an easy on-trend look that’s both office and after-work drinks appropriate. Trade in flats for heels on those nights you want a more modern look.
Try a fashion-forward, regal neon dress with side cutouts and simpler hair + accessories for fancier nights out on the town.
For neon dresses that feel too “pretty” on their own, darker, more urban pieces that black leather booties and a tan leather vest can hep give them more street style appeal.