When it comes to controversial trends, neon ‘s at the top of the list. But despite its infamous past, we’ve recently been seeing the reflective color scheme in a new, gentler light. Among other kitschy trends, from beaded bags to cowrie shell jewelry, neon has found a way to shed its tacky history and take on a more sophisticated approach (thanks for the kick in the butt, Kim). And since we now have the (slime) green light to tackle our spring wardrobes, we’re keen to get this reinvented color-way off our warm-weather inspo boards and into our closets.
But one question still remains: how on earth do you style it? Sure, Instagram makes it look so easy, but when it comes to doing it IRL, mastering neon is hardly 1 + 2 = 3. So to help you tackle what’s shaping up to be spring’s biggest color trend, we went straight to the source: Instagram. Ahead, check out our favorite brighter-than-bright looks (and some shoppable options to match) that’ll make figuring out just how to wear neon this spring and summer easier than ever before.
Fact: we’re suckers for a two-piece set — especially if it comes in neon. Pair one with a white t-shirt for a laid-back look, or divide yours up by donning the pants and top separately.
Not-Your-Average Neon Bikini
The beach is an easy locale to take risks. Skip your black bikini or white one-piece and opt instead for a neon suit paired with natural accessories. It’ll ease you into neon dressing and look really great with a tan.
Go Big Or Go Home
Sometimes when it comes to trying new trends, you’ve got to just go for it. Try a brightly-colored jumpsuit or a throw-on-and-go maxi dress in a reflective shade. In a neon-fueled fashion world, sometimes it’s best to give it all you’ve got.
A Stomp Of Color
Neon dressing doesn’t always need to be tricky. By throwing on a pair of brightly-colored sandals, you can take your favorite spring basics to electric new levels.
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