Neon Nights and Lights
Take out your sunglasses and brace yourselves for the array of fluorescent colors beaming our way this season beyond the festival rave scene. Surpassing its place from our primary school highlighter sets, Neon began making significant wardrobe waves in the 1980s when the future of the youth was as bright and wholesome as the end to every John Hughes movie. It was the age of newfound hope, and nothing embodied such optimism as the lustrous shades of Neon.
This fresh generation was bold, pumped up by the launch of MTV (back when it was just music videos, kids), a beacon of cultural change with its rebelliously multicolored animation. Obnoxiously loud and blindly in your face, Neon was unapologetic, but its current return to the light of day is slightly more subdued. Ready to face this obscene styling challenge? First piece of advice – be courageous, because Neon is not for the timid. These flashy garments, as much as an eyesore they can be are not the statement, you are. It’s literally all lights on you, so do as RuPaul demands, “You better work!”
SUIT: DEL POZO || BAG: ROGER VIVIER
The trick to not get drowned out by the noise is to sprinkle in pieces to your existing outfits. An easy way to navigate this trend is with Neon accessories like a cross body fanny pack, a bucket hat, or a personal faved pair of wrap oversized visor sunglasses. Pepper these in and you got yourself the right amount of zest in your look.
Another clever addition is with shoes of course. Now, I know for my runners out there you have had your fair share of experience with Neon sneakers, but girl you got way more options without having to break a sweat. Go for the alien green strappy sandal heels, sky blue booties, or even the bubblegum pink Birkenstock slides. These dazzling hues will have people literally turning heads after a glimpse of your shoes.
If you want to dive right into the kryptonite fashion pool then go for it! I simply advise to focus on centric Neon pieces that can be balanced out with more neutral shades of beige, cream, and brown. Get playful with the radioactive glow and throw on a two-piece set that you can divide for more palette play, a pleated flared skirt, a roll-neck top, and even a school bus yellow trench coat. Neon is no longer restricted to nighttime festivities; it is no longer a nuisance to the Vogue gods so be bold with your stylistic vision, for the future is bright if we make it.
DRESS: AFRM || TRENCH: EDELINE LEE || BOOTS: YUUL YIE || BAG: DANSE LENTE
SHORTS: MILLY || SWEATER: LOU & GREY || SNEAKERS: BRAND AND BLACK || BAG: LES PETITS JOUEURS || SHADES: CARRERA