Nineties Neon: The Comeback Trend of SS19

Neon Trend

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Are you ready to shine brighter than the sun this season? Good, because the nineties neon trend is back on the style scene and fiercer than ever.

Sure, fluorescent shades had already been on my radar last Spring/Summer after it became a micro-trend thanks to the Kardashians and key fashion influencers.

However, this year, the luxury houses have taken note with every designer from House of Holland to Moschino and Armani showcasing lime green, hot pink, flame orange, and luminous yellow on their catwalks.

Whether you’re heading out for date night or preparing for a retro rave, here’s how to update nineties-inspired neon for Spring/Summer 2019.

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Start Small

If you’re new to this mesmerizing movement, don’t sweat it—we all were once. You can always start small until you build up your confidence.

How you ask? Well, with some funky heels, a cute crossbody bag, or a statement necklace, of course.

Alternatively, implement a touch of neon to your eyeliner, lipstick, or nail varnish to add a splash of drama to your usual makeup routine. Party on.

Champion One Key Piece

The next stage is to rock a key neon piece that will undoubtedly help you to stand out in a crowd.

Sure, you can choose to create a head-to-toe ensemble if you’re feeling brave enough; however, this look can be rather overpowering off the catwalk.

Instead, consider a fun blouse or a head-turning dress that you can safely dress up or down depending on the occasion.

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Pick Complimentary Pieces

It’s no secret that you can nail neon hues and inject a summery twist if you pair your key piece with light or mid-wash blue denim on either the top or bottom half. 

Neutrals like black, white, cream and brown also work quite well when it comes to complimenting a neon color palette.

Either way, just make sure that you stay away from other rich tones or fussy details to let your neon number take center stage.


Keep Accessories Minimal

Essentially, your pop of neon is going to be the main focus of your outfit whether you like it or not.

To make it look extra flames, keep your accessories understated. Personally, I love metallic or white heels with a neutral bag and oversized sunnies for a smart casual summer aesthetic that’s sure to wow. 

Are you heading somewhere fancy? Don’t forget a hint of bling in the form of sparkly earrings or glitzy stacked bracelets to make your outfit occasion-appropriate.


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Modernizing Nineties Neon

Undeniably bold and unique, nineties neon makes us feel all kinds of nostalgic. 

That said, it’s not enough to just stick on leg-warmers and head off to a summer party. Instead, invest in pieces that champion the latest shapes and detailing to earn some serious style points.

However you decide to wear it, always remember that this trend is there to have fun with during the Spring/Summer season—and nothing else is going to make you pop so fabulously against a clear blue sky. 

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