When you think of neon you’d be forgiven for getting flashes of 80s or 90s aerobic workouts, leotards and leg warmers. However you might have to start re-thinking the connotations of neon as you know it with this autumn's hottest trend. That's right, the neon trend is going to be everywhere this autumn.
It's been all over the runway with everyone from Prada to Carolina Herrera weaving in some form of neon into their fall collections and the celebrities have been taking note. Sarah Paulson's already worn it on the red carpet for the Ocean’s Eight premiere, Blake Lively just wore it on the promotional trail for her upcoming movie, Simple Favor, and Kim Kardashian has lived in it for the past two weeks.
Now the trend is also hitting the streets. It’s all over Instagram, with people rocking it from full head to toe looks, to just a little accent.
Take a look below at how people are integrating the trend from day to night and beach to the gym. By the end you may even be tempted to give the look a go yourself. It's surprisingly flattering, especially with a tan, and adds some serious glow to your day!
Wanting to try a neon pop in a more subtle way? Try wearing a bright knit for fall.
How to do subtle neon this summer, try a pink maxi dress with contrasting ombre yellow to orange tones
Looking to try neon in a more traditional style? Try a bright neon pink coat. It will look great with black pants to punch up the staples in your wardrobe, alternatively you can wear it with contrasting pink for a more edgy look.
Another more classic way to try out the trend, with a bright pink jumpsuit. Pair it with a black blazer to tone the look down for more work appropriate wear. For evenings match it with a studded bag, and contrasting heels.
A classic silk belted dress gives a feeling of both vintage vibes but so on trend at once.
Give neon a sporty look by pairing in with a pair of high tops.
Don't want to go full neon? Try wearing a dress with a nod to the trend instead.
Looking to wear a bright pop of color to work? Try a classic pencil skirt in neon pink and pair it with some yellow shoes. Keep the top neutral and workwear appropriate with a white or black blouse.
Kim Kardashian, definitely not the shy and retiring type, works full neon in a mid-bearing dress.
Photo credit: Sarah Paulson Instagram.
NEON ON THE RUNWAY
Photo credit: Carolina Herrera Instagram
NEON ON THE BEACH