4 ways to wear neon without looking like a walking highlighter

Move over millennial pink and Gen Z yellow because there’s a new burst of colours dominating the fashion game: traffic-stopping neon. The once 80’s preserve has been resurrected and is popping up all over the street style scene, flooding Instagram feeds, and even the likes of Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Ashley Graham, Jordyn Woods, Kylie and Kendall Jenner to name but a few, have all jumped on the neon wagon. Seriously, it’s everywhere you turn.

Fluorescent hues can be a little daunting but don’t worry, because we’ve devised four tips on how to inject a little electricity into your closet without looking like a walking highlighter. Whether you’d rather start off with something subtle like a lick of neon nail polish or want to stand out from the crowd in head-to-toe acid tones, here’s how to rock the almost-too-bright-to-look-at shades like a pro…

Not ready to commit to an all-out outfit? Start of by wearing a neon top under a blazer or bomber jacket. Layering a bright T-shirt under a slip dresses is also a chic way to incorporate the fluoro trend into your everyday line-up.

If you think any sort of neon clothing is too intense, then accessorising with electric hues is a great way to initiate yourself. Think everything from earrings and bags to shoes; it’ll up your outfit from 0-100 instantly.


Believe it or not, fluorescents are already seeping into other areas – yes, even beauty. Try out a megawatt mani-pedi, or a sharp cat eyeliner for a super subtle way to add wattage to your look without having to invest in a whole new wardrobe.

Turn heads by pairing a pop of neon with black pieces like as vinyl trousers and leather jackets for contrast that’ll really make the colours stand out, perfect for gals looking for something a little more edgy. Pairing your favourite highlighter shade with white will really freshen it up and give off major summer vibes.

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