Did you ever reach a point in your life when it feels like everything was just along those lines of boring and normal yesterdays? That time when you woke up and felt like you want to take a new turn in your life and give space for something exciting? If life is fashion and what you felt is the eagerness to try something beyond those plain shirts, denim jeans and floral dresses, one thing will surely satisfy that strong desire, neon.
Neon may be the trickiest trick in fashion, but definitely the most exciting and satisfying recipe for your different styling craving. How different? Well imagine you just decided to pour a bottle of glitter on a plain piece of paper. Yes, different in a way that you shift from wearing plain to something loud and splendid where you finally took the chance to face your fear and to take another step higher. I know it sounds too exaggerated but really, how many of you can wear neon in public?
Wearing neon colors is just like saying “Hey stranger look at me!” or “Come on, give me even just a glimpse.” Because no matter how much toning down you do, whether through muted colored blazers or accessories, the vivacity of neon colors is really unstoppable, which is also what keeps other people from wearing them. But instead of avoiding and not trying, why not take this unique trait of neon as a challenge?
Dealing with neon colors is just dead easy! They might be one of the riskiest shades that you can find in your closet, but actually one of the easy-peasy colors to wear. Neon colors have loud and bright hue that is shouting with full proud and energy and that is difficult to level with the other shades, which is why playing down is the only choice you got. White or beige is the color that you should consider pairing with neon. Both colors can tone down neon and can also drag away the attention from the part that you want to; neon colors can easily attract other’s attention so better place it on your favorite part of your body. So if you are wearing a neon dress, like this one that I am wearing, and you feel like you have big or wide waist, try wrapping a beige or white blazer around your waist to lessen the attention that your neon dress brings particularly to your waist.
On the other hand, for the shoes and accessories, matching neon with colors is also the best way to put the fun and excitement up to the highest fashionable point, however, if going to a party is not really what your schedule says, then better pair your neon dress with neutral colors to somehow maintain its casual or formal look. Beige, gold and brown were the colors I combined with my neon dress since my day only comprised of events and meetings. Through these colors, I managed to play down the neon color and just added a twist of orange on my bag to build coordination between neon and neutral shade.
On the different note, this kind of dress is one of the types that petites should wear –it does not matter if it is neon or not, let us now focus on the dress’s cut and its advantage. Just like what I keep on telling my petite friends, be confident to emphasize your body shape, which can be achieved through wearing belts or dresses with cinched waist or even the fitted ones. Also, since most petites have narrow shoulders, wearing racer front dresses can help in creating an illusion of wider shoulders.
So do you think you can now challenge yourself to wear neon? What do you think of this ensemble?
Shot by Seph Cham