By Dina Ginzburg
Wearing neon coloured anything used to mean one of two things: either you were going to an '80s themed party or you were taking a walk in the woods during open season and didn’t want to get mistaken for a deer.
However, neon has recently made a comeback in a big way! And why not? It’s bright, fun and unexpected, but it can also be a little risky. If you want to try out this trend without resembling someone from those old Koodoo ads, keep on reading!
-Use neon colours as a flavour, not the whole meal. Keep your outfit fairly simple and accessorize with a neon belt, sunglasses on one of those adorable beige purses with neon piping. Pops of neon add interest to an ensemble without being overbearing.
-Replace a basic piece of clothing, like a t-shirt or a tank top, with the same thing but in neon colours. This way, even is the colour is a little out there, the actual article of clothing is not. It’ll look “everyday,” but with a twist.
-If you’re going to go all out by wearing a neon statement piece (shoes, jacket or pants), keep the rest of your outfit neutral. Beige looks great with neon, but white and black can work well depending on what the other colour is.
-If you’re brave enough, try colour blocking with other neon colours.
-If wearing neon scares you a little, but you still want to take the trend for a test drive, wear neon nail polish. It packs a punch without stealing the show.