Shine so brightly

What comes to your mind when you think of rave parties, glo-sticks or flashy signboards? Neon colours of course! If you have been keeping track of the latest fashion, you will know that neon colours are the "in-thing" for Spring/Summer 2012. It takes guts to wear neon colours, especially when you'll be standing out like a sore thumb in the crowd among the conservative dressers. Well, I think it's an awesome thing - why be boring when you can be shining brightly? If you've decided to embark on this colourful trend, you'd better do it right!

neon sample
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So how do you wear it the right way? One of the safest way would be to incorporate neon into your outfit through accessorising. It is a simple and inexpensive way to add a blast of colour to your outfit.

pink neon watch
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neon cambridge satchels
Cambridge satchels are classic bags but neon colours gives it a fun element twist
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You would want to avoid looking like a Popsicle stick so pairing neon with neutrals is the easiest way to get it right. It allows your neon piece to be the center of attention creating a bold but a relatively tame look.

neon barbed wire pants
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neon pants
See how striking his look still is despite pairing it with neutrals.

neon pink dress
Love how the pink just pops out of her leather vest
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Another option would be to downplay your chosen neon in your look by matching it with other bold clothing or accessories. This is for the adventurous who doesn’t mind a little experimenting. However it is important to choose the correct pairing so you will avoid looking like a mess. When done right, you would have created a super trendy look which I bet others would stop and take a double look. Take a look at some separate stylish pieces you can match it together with. Looks simple isn't it?

neon green skirt
Neon skirt
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Aztec print tank
Aztec print tank top( also one of the trending prints right now)
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Denim vest
Distressed denim vest
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wedges
Tan Wedges
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Studded Buket Bag
Studded Buket Bag
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Denim Chain Bracelet
Denim Chain Bracelet
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Or you can also create contrast in your look. Black and neon are an easy combination, and it's a look that's guaranteed to let you look chic and classy effortlessly. Don't you think the neon colours just pops out more and are totally attention grabbing?

Contrast Neon Dress
A contrast neon dress that's going to catch attention
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edgy dress
A perfect contrast with the right amount of edge
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neon heels
Neon Heels
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With these tips, you have a reason to step out of your monochrome look and brighten everyone's day up with your neon outfit!

- Chermont