How to Wear the Neon Trend
Stylist Advice- Go Bright & Get It Right!
Neon can be so tricky to wear and, as it is so bright, certainly a fashion mistake that won’t go unnoticed.
But if you get it right…. WOW!
All you need are a few food stylist tips to understand how to wear the neon trend.
Take a cue from Christopher Kane‘s updated ladylike lace neons, pictured above right, and Raf Simon‘s vivid techno take on sublime couture at Jil Sander, pictured below, for a summer look that’s bold and rich in riotous, unforgettable colors.
The two designers along with many others made a strong case for forgoing basic black and mellow pastels for confident looks in a range of eye-catching, energizing shades that will not only bring out a delicious tan, but will also enliven your summer standby’s.
Whether it’s a head-to-toe block of color or a bright accessory you’re contemplating, we suggest you look for items that have a classic sensibility about them, say a neon pink unadorned chemise dress or an acid green heritage bag, like the Cambridge Satchel Company one here, the best advice we can give you is to keep it simple and fuss-free by letting the eye focus on the items bold hue.
Stylists Tips On How to Wear Neon:
- Balance the energy of the season’s highlighter hues with simple hair & a clean, fresh faced look.
- Use neutral pieces as sobering foundation building blocks.
- Look for uncomplicated pieces that let the color and not the design do all the talking.
- If the challenge of saturated brights is too fussy for you, look for smart accessories to add a hint of color while instantly updating your wardrobe.
We pulled a few light & bright neon pieces for you to consider…
Backstage at Jil Sander Spring/Summer 2011
Backstage at Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2011
Cambridge Satchel Company: http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/index.asp
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.