As a fashion editor, I can often spot fashion trends months before they infiltrate the closets (and Instagram feeds) of the masses. However, there are always a few surprises thrown into the must-have mix that I truly never see coming. Take, for example, the resurgence of neon clothing, accessories and beauty.
This slightly controversial trend (shout-out to my sister, who has been quoted saying, “Ew, neon is only ever appropriate at the gym or on Halloween”) has been picking up in recent months with no signs of slowing down, and Pinterest has the numbers to prove it. Searches for “neon dresses” are up 269 percent. Inquiries for “neon sneakers” have risen 288 percent. And the pursuit for “neon eye makeup? That’s seen an uptick of 280 percent.
So, if you happen to be wondering how to make Day-Glo shades work for your everyday life, here are eight ways to rock the trend, from beginner to advanced.