Mode Plus: Neon for Beginners

Thought Neon was a 80′s and 90′s fashion faux pas, guess again?!

A few years back we saw hints of neon hitting the runways, from citrine yellow cocktails dresses to colorblocking neon pinks and purples. And when designers like Jason Wu introduced a full on neon look this Spring, I will not lie I became worried. Was fashion pulling a Zack Morris – A.C. Slater on us? 

Neon is back and yes in all it’s glory but with much more sophistication. Still recovering from the neon friendship cord bracelets - remember those - or even worse, neon spandex/leotards/any thing really, I wasn’t sure I could pull off a complete neon look. Not one to back down from any fashion challenge, I decided to let neon back in my closet. The most easy way for me to incorporate a trend I’m hesitant about, is by adding accessory pieces. That can vary from statement jewelry to bold nail polish or a lipstick color. This way I still get to experiment without taking big risks. I’m happy and my wallet thanks.

How will you incorporate the neon trend in your closet?

Colar Flores Necklace –
Knitted Jewelry -
Green Leather Bag – Bohemia
Lime Green Jewelry –
EABURNS Leather Chain Necklace –
Shopbop - Matthew Williamson Oversized Retro Sunglasses
Tattoo Jewelry –
Pink Leather Bag – Bohemia
CC SKYE Leather Jewelry –
ASOS - Pack of Three Neon Love Rings
River Island Chuncky Jewelry –
Toy Watch Yellow -
CC SKYE Leather Jewelry -
Modcloth - Neon and On Rings
Blu Bijoux Teardrop Earrings – 

Love the Mode Plus Picks? Revisit the MP Editors Neon Accessory Picks here from May 2012!