Photo: Shutterstock (Jason Wu F/W 2018)
From Andy Warhol’s pop-art in the sixties to Dan Flavin’s sculptural art installations, make no mistake — neon-inspired design has and will always be a popular trend in pop culture. And there’s a reason why. There’s just something arresting and intriguing about these bold and bright colours. Their distinctive glow capture our hearts and minds and bring cheer to a dreary day.
With neon increasingly seen on the runways this Fall/Winter, it’s clear the fashion houses feel the same way too. Just look at the seersucker puffed shoulder dress and “seaweed” shoe glazed with glaring greens on the runways of Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, or Brandon Maxwell’s electric yellow jumpsuit. Kenzo also went with bright yellow with its combination of turtleneck sweater and midi skirt, while designers such as Jason Wu, Ulla Johnson and Pier Paolo Piccioli at Valentino paid homage to shocking pink.
Here, we teach you how to carry off the trend with these 16 pieces, so you can be fashionably on point or dress up for #neonlights2018.
Shine as bright as the sun with this faux fur trench coat during your year-end vacation. To avoid looking like a banana, dress like a rocker girl with a pair of ripped skinny jeans and a silk shirt. Make sure they’re all in black.
This va-va-voom fire engine red bodysuit will make you stand out in the crowd. Wear this with a pair of jeans for a casual approach.
A simple white t-shirt and a pair of ecru sneakers will allow this neon pink mini skirt to speak for itself.
Beat the heat by pairing this smooth and light skirt with a white bandeau top when you’re heading out for brunch on the weekend.
Give your boring office wear a shot of colour when you wear a crisp white shirt with a pair of cerulean blue trousers.
For a sartorial twist, put on this pair of eye-catching satin pants, instead of a dress, when you’re heading out for a dinner date. Pair it with a simple white crop top and a pair of white pumps to allow this baby to stand out.
Tame this brightly coloured blouse with a pair of black pants to create an office appropriate look.
Letting an oversized pullover slide off your shoulder is sexy. But having one that hugs your body to accentuate your curves is sexier. Wear this bright green piece with a denim mini skirt and a pair of black booties to jazz up your look.
Try on this pink pussybow blouse for a feminine and girlish vibe. But give it a rock ‘n’ roll twist by dressing it with a black leather mini skirt and a pair of combat boots.
Throw on this kimono dress when you’re heading to the beach and you’d be a standout there. Amp up the chic vibe by wearing a white bikini underneath and slip on a pair of brown sliders for a casual flair.
Pack a puffer jacket along if you’re travelling this month, but stay trendy with this number that’s in bright green.
Conquer your work day by pairing this simple, yet dressy t-shirt with a neat looking pencil skirt.
Even when you’re having a bad hair day, you can still stay in style with this bright blue baseball cap.
Look elegant and sophisticated with this pair of velvet trousers by donning it with a black crop top and a pair of heeled leather boots.
Keep yourself cozy and comfortable during your year-end trip when you wear this neon green turtleneck sweater. Don it with a pair of navy blue wide-leg wool trousers to brighten up your look even further.
Sharpen your white shirt and black trouser combo with this cerulean blue blazer when you’re wearing it during the work week. Dress it down with a flowy, floral dress when heading to the malls during the weekend.