Fashion disasters associated with fluorescent shades are far too many. Just imagine wearing a neon green pantsuit. Not only will the excessive brightness have a blinding effect on others, but also remind them of a highlighter. Now think fiery orange tops with electric blue chinos.
The resulting effect — equally disastrous!
Now, how about starting off by picking out one fluorescent shade and pairing it with a neutral base to add a pop of vibrancy to your look? The neutral shade will also allow the neon element be the highlight of your outfit.
The aforementioned orange top can be paired with black, and then accessorised with earrings in similar dark shades. The whole concept of wearing neon is to add to the quirky persona, and the trick is to find the right mix and match!
A CASUAL VIBE
Neon hues have been accepted as funky everyday wear long before the season started. You can often spot people casually running off to classes in their lime-green sneakers, or carrying a flaming orange backpack.
A bold stroke of fluorescent here, and a quirky touch there can instantly lift your casual wear a few notches up.
Sportswear and graphic tees with catchy writings are not only ideal for hangouts, but also the go-to wear for everyday comfort. You can easily opt for a coral T-shirt and pair it with black pants, finishing off the look with matte coral lips. Adding more spice to your outfit is as easy as donning a scarf in flame-orange, or citrus-yellow.
THE ULTIMATE EVENING WEAR
Bright acid shades are ideal to glam up your evening wear without having to rely too much on glitters or sequins. Neon accessories can jazz-up the evening game; it is as simple as pairing red hot stilettos with neon orange purses. Options are endless! Fluorescent tones in glam-wear is mostly used to complement a neutral base such as black or white. So, you can find tonnes of white dresses with neon prints to choose from, be it in the form of common leopard prints, or the unconventional geometric forms.
A WORD ON MAKEUP
Do not shy away from experimenting when it comes to makeup; try out neon lips, especially in the shades of hot pink and coral. Go light on all other aspects of makeup to draw attention to your lips and for avoiding the feel of overdoing it. Alternatively, if you go easy on the lips, there are always electric blue eyeliners to add a stroke of colour into your routine.
We can't forget about our favourite outfit, can we? Put on an orange sari with matching bright lips to give this traditional-wear a fun twist. A colourful embroidered blouse will complement this plain sari the best. Put on a pair of heels and you're ready to slay!
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Wardrobe: Jahin Khan/Personal
Make-up: Farzana Shakil's Makeover Salon
Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha