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Spring is looking brighter than ever because this season, neon is the name of the game.
While it’s unclear exactly where the revival of 80s neons came from we can’t help but wonder if during initial design meetings, our favourite designers, took pen to paper using only the packet of highlighters abandoned on their desk. We all had our doubts in terms of wearability of the trend as model after model took to the Spring 2019 runways in punchy pinks and fluorescent yellows. Editors and influencers alike teetered on the edge of their seats, eager as ever to see how the neon trend would translate into everyday wardrobes.
Alas, in their usual methods in madness, the fashion folk were one step ahead, quick to prove us all wrong in the versatility of the trend. First off the bat were the influencers, who ready and willing to take on many a fashion challenge took the trend to opposite extremes. Models of the moment, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid braved the top-to-toe approach with Jenner matching her neon green top with eyeshadow of the same tones. For Hadid, the trend was her weapon of choice for off-setting Virgil Abloh’s “Warcore” vest, first spotted on the streetwear circuit and worn by many rappers including Drake and A$AP ROCKY.
According to colour experts, the specific neon green hue donned by the two models is considered to be activating and stimulating. It’s blinding, startlingly bright and apparently has the ability to draw someone’s self-confidence, self-esteem and joy outward. Despite not-so endearing connotations of green slime, this trend comes with good vibes only.
The loud-and-proud appeal of this season’s neon obsession has featured in celebrity wardrobes ranging from Kim Kardashian and Skepta to arguably more conservative style icons such as Blake Lively. Contrary to popular belief, this a trend the even the most simple of dressers can get on board with. Unsurprisingly, many are scared off by the bold approach of the neon palette. Admittedly, the head-to-toe neon look isn’t for the faint hearted but by incorporating more neutral hues such a brown, white or camel, it’s easy to harshen the blow of their zesty flair. For those feeling hesitant about the trend, adopt one neon item into your look and build confidence from there. Neon accessories are a great option for adding a pop of colour to an outfit and getting involved in the trend for those who embrace a more understated wardrobe. Trust us, it’s converting even the most minimalist of style mavens.
Scroll through the gallery below to shop our edit of neon hues. You’ll want to inject some vibrant colour into your wardrobe ASAP with these items making a strong case for ditching the neutral hues.