When we first compiled our spring/summer 2019 trend report, there was one trend I was certain our readers wouldn’t go anywhere near: neon. But it turns out this isn’t a trend that is staying within the Kardashian-Jenner family, as one of the questions we have been asked the most this summer is, “How can I wear neon?” If you’re Kylie Jenner, you’d wear as much as possible. Her family has worn matching acid green swimsuits and she’s worn a traffic cone orange dress, shoes and bag all at the same time. However, it is possible to have a more subtle approach to neon, with a tiny flash of fluoro so you don’t look like a human glow stick.
Most of us haven’t gone near neon since freshers’ week, however, there are ways you can wear acids and not look like you’re lost on the way to a bar crawl. Unless you are specifically going for a rave look, it’s all about adding a subtle accent to your outfit and not making this the dominant colour. The grown-up way to wear neon is to lean towards the acid-hued floral midi dresses, pink fluoro blouses and glow-in-the-dark swimwear, which can be easily mixed in with more minimal pieces. If you want a more maximalist approach however, this colour palette also works with other loud summer 2019 trends, such as tie-dye and leopard print.
Keep scrolling for how the Instagram set is wearing neon this year, and then shop our edit of the best neon pieces.
Style Notes: This is the easiest way to wear neon—pairing a white T-shirt with a fluoro slip skirt and colourful trainers. This bias-cut skirt is £17 from ASOS.
Style Notes: Ada shows that neon can look seriously glamorous—wearing a pink organza blouse with vinyl trousers.
Style Notes: For a subtle way to wear neon, wear a highlighter-bright pink blouse—like this one from Kitri.
Style Notes: One of the easiest ways to wear neon this summer is to opt for a glow-in-the-dark bikini or one piece. when paired with a white shirt cover up and simple sandals, this isn’t as out-there as you might think.
Style Notes: Dress brand Bernadette creates beautiful floral slip and satin midi dresses using acid hues. Pair with a basket bag and tan sandals and you’re good to go.
Style Notes: We love this lime-hued vest top paired with a white denim miniskirt and black baguette bag.
Style Notes: If subtlety isn’t your thing, pair your neon midi skirt with an oversized tie-dye T-shirt.
Style Notes: Ada just adds a tiny flash of neon to her outfit with a pair of green socks poking out over the top of her lace-up boots.
Style Notes: If you are a true maximalist, don’t be afraid of mixing neons with other prints, such as tie-dye and leopard.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2019.