How to Incorporate Neons Into Your Wardrobe

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Hot and sunny summer days are the perfect time to break out your brightest, most colorful wardrobe pieces. If you’re looking to add some color to your closet this summer, neon tops, bottoms, and accessories are a perfect way to do it!

Neons are super trendy right now, and anyone can pull off these highlighter hues! With all of the different neon options available, there are tons of ways to incorporate them into your favorite outfit. Add some flair to your date-night outfit with a pair of neon heels, dress up a casual outfit with brightly colored earrings, or take your business casual look to the next level with an elegant blazer layered over a bold blouse.

Whether you want to turn heads in a statement-making dress or just jazz up your go-to outfit with some neon jewelry or shoes, there are many ways to 

Pair Neons with Neutrals

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Vintage T-Shirt, $19.95 | J. Crew 4″ Stretch Chino Short, $49.50

If you tend to be more color-averse and prefer neutral and muted hues over bright, bold designs, the neon trend can seem a little daunting. But incorporating neons into your wardrobe might be easier than you think!

To get started, try finding some go-to basics in neon colors, like a t-shirt you can wear with your favorite pair of distressed jeans or high-waisted shorts. Pairing a highlighter yellow shirt with something you know you love to wear will keep you from feeling too out of your comfort zone.

Not sure about a neon top? Change up the bottom half of your casual summer uniform! If you have a favorite pair of shorts, like a classic chino pair you wear everywhere, see if you can find them in a neon shade. Neon shorts make it easy to incorporate trendy pops of color into your outfit on a hot summer day. Just pair them with a black, white, or navy shirt, and you’re all set to beat the heat!

This summer, tons of brands are hopping on the neon trend and making go-to pieces in bold colors. Stock up the denim, linen, and chino styles you love in bright yellows, pinks, and greens!

Try Neon Shoes for an Unexpected Pop of Color

Ema High Block Square Toe Sandal at Target, $29.99 | Macho Just for Fun Slides at Flashybox, $24.99

If you’re looking for a more subtle way to incorporate neons into your daily outfits, try a funky pair of shoes. From heels to sneakers to cozy slides, you can find almost every style in neon hues.

Any basic outfit can be dressed up with a pair of sexy heels. Getting ready for a night out with the girls? Now you can pop on some trendy neon heels that will perfectly compliment your little black dress. From bright purples to neon reds, you’re sure to find a pair that tells everyone you’re ready for a night of fun.

If you’re shopping for something a little more casual, try a pair of eye-catching neon slides for a day at the pool. But be warned: most shops are going to sell out of their neon apparel and accessories quickly this summer, so you’ll want to grab a pair ASAP!

Get Creative With Trendy Neon Makeup

Photos by Apostolos Vamvouras, Unsplash, & Jonnelle Yankovic, Unsplash

Another fun way to incorporate neons? Your makeup! Change up your eyeshadow or lipstick with a bright new color. This is a great way to ease into the neon trend without feeling like you colored your outfit in with a highlighter.

If you’re looking to subtly add neon to your look, a pink lip stain is a perfect option. Bright lips are a creative way to incorporate neon for any occasion, whether it be a dinner date or a day at the office.

For a night out, some colorful eyeshadow will make you really stand out. Bright blues, greens, and pinks are a great way to make a statement and pair perfectly with solid-colored, darker outfits. Or, you can turn the volume all the way up with neon makeup that matches a neon dress. The choice is yours!

Palladio Beauty, Orchid Lip Stain, $7

Start Incorporating Neon in Every Summer Look

The summer is a great time to play around with your look, and bright neon colors add a touch of fun and whimsy to any outfit! Don’t be afraid to take chances with neons this season with bright basics, accessories, shoes, and makeup that will really help your style shine.

Photos by Juan Ordonez, Unsplash, Krystle Hunter, Unsplash, & Nikolay Hristov, Unsplash


Article by Tess DiNapoli

Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and the world of fitness

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