Yes I know - just saying the word conjures up images of tragic 80s outfits and tacky accessories ...or dare I say it… a packet of highlighters.
Even I was guilty of owning a couple of neon friendship bands and slap-bands back in the 80s, but thankfully (and full credit goes to my mum) that was the extent of how I incorporated the colour palette into my childhood wardrobe.
Cue 2012 – and the current way of wearing neon is a little more subtle and less harsh on the eye.
|The stunning Emma Watson. Image via Pinterest|
Just a little bit of neon can go a long way to injecting a splash of colour into an otherwise plain outfit – say by adding either a neon belt, t-shirt, necklace or clutch.
Or if hesitant to take the plunge, a bottle of neon nail polish may just be the way to ease into the neon trend if you're feeling unsure.
|Image via Pinterest|
Personally I think a perfect way to wear a touch of neon is to pair it with neutral hues like greys, whites or creams for a clean and more sophisticated look.
Here’s some examples of what I think are some of the best ways to wear this trend in 2012.
|Neon and neutrals. Image via Pinterest|
|ASOS Patent Fluro Skinny Belt. $9.75 available online here. Image via ASOS|
|Cambridge Satchel Company cracked leather neon satchel. $162.20 available online here. Image via ASOS|
|ASOS watch with neon pink strap $32.50. Available online here. Image via ASOS|
|Neon tote, similar to the one I blogged about here.|
Image via Pinterest
|I'm not sure about the cut of the skirt but I love the pairing of neons with white. Image via Pinterest|