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How to wear neon: 9 Style Panel tips for including fluorescent hues in even the most neutral wardrobes


How to wear neon Style Panel

Once relegated to summer camps and dress up parties, neon has been making its may back into the forefront of fashion over the past few seasons. Especially with this season’s nineties crazy, even the brightest fluorescent hues have even become near basics.

Seen prominently on many of this summer’s music festival attendees, neon appeared on everything from bra tops to the ever-popular Cambridge satchel. Neon was popular with celebrities as well, spotted on Serena Williams’s nails to Gwyneth Paltrow’s heels.

On the Spring 2013 runways, neon appeared with creative pops in Peter Pilotto’s ruffled dresses and bright prints on Kenzo’s jungle print jumpsuits and Christopher Kane’s Frankenstein shirts. For Fall 2013, the unexpected cold weather hue makes its return with 3.1 Phillip Lim and Rag & Bone’s brightly hued motorcycle style jackets.

Since the trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, the girls from Style Panel are sharing key tips on how to wear neon this season and beyond.

Never having tried the trend, Dainty Girl’s Nicole Wilson works neon into her outfit with brightly coloured yellow heels. In the same vein, both Suburban Faux-Pas’s Krystin Lee and Born Lippy’s Melanie Morais suggests wearing neon in moderations, while pairing it with neutrals. If you’re still unsure on how to wear neon, Canadian Fashionista’s Amber Desilets advises to start with something simple like accessories. Nothing like a neon necklace or neon belt to really make your everyday outfits stand out and on trend.

Question 61: How do you wear neon? Read the answers now!

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Cost per wear: 10 fully styled affordable outfits that make a pricey PS1 a totally reasonable purchase!

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Cost per wear: PS1

Photography by Carlo Mendoza. Modeled by Marta/Ford Models. On-figure styling by Richard Autio. Hair and makeup by Margot Keith.

This one is for all you designer diehards out there—the ones who would risk their rent on the latest Riccardo Tisci masterpiece. You know what it’s like to go without the many, only to behold the fashionable few. But how do you justify that one outlandish designer purchase? We’re here to help. We’ve done the math, and come up with enough affordable outfits to justify that one gotta-have-it-now item.

Case in point: Proenza Schouler’s latest PS1. Despite the designers’ intention to create just the opposite, Jack and Laz created a beast of a must-have in the classic style back in ’08, and its Spring 2012 iteration has us seeing stars (or rather, tropical flowers). At a cool $1,125 for the Pochette model, we figure you’ve gotta wear this guy quite a few times to make it work, and being bright yellow, that ain’t an easy feat. Working out to just under $113 a wear, we’ve styled 10 full and unique looks on Marta that make the PS1 proud.

Have a peek. Foam at the mouth. And then be happy that no other single item in the gallery costs anywhere close to $1,125.


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Daily Steal: Neon rhinestone necklace, $26


Elevate a casual white T with this bold necklace from Zara. The necklace’s electric yellow is the perfect way to highlight a summer tan!

Zara neon and stone necklace ($26,

Daily Steal: Neon boyfriend shorts, $45


Though these neon shorts are attention-grabbing, the relaxed boyfriend silhouette makes them completely wearable.

Gap Neon boyfriend roll-up shorts ($45,

Toronto shop notes: High-watt



Photography by Carlo Mendoza

From Nanette Lepore’s neon bags to Nicole Miller’s eye-popping print dresses, ’tis the season to turn up the lights. Acid-bright accessories, like these mini cross-body bags from H&M ($20 each,, take an ensemble from ho-hum to high-watt. More into monochrome? Stick with classic white. Read more »

16 eco-friendly picks that hit all the top trend marks for spring


16 eco-friendly picks that hit all the top trend marks for spring

Whether it’s through Stella McCartney’s tireless battles to bring eco-awareness to the forefront, or with H&M’s bringing it to an affordable price range, we’ve learned that fashion really should not come at the price of being at odds with the earth. And since we know you’d love to do both, we’ve made it a cinch with this foolproof eco-friendly guide that hits all the marks with the hottest trends for spring.

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Daily steal: Neon collar necklace, $28


Brighten up any outfit with this neon collar necklace available in pink and yellow. ($28,

The hit parade: 30 of the biggest, brightest, and boldest pieces of the season


The hit parade: 30 of the biggest, brightest, and boldest pieces of the season

Check out our shopping list of the sugary pastels, neon punches, and the surf prints that need to be in your closet this spring.

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