Earlier this week, we admitted that we didn’t despise neon as much as we once did–because its popularity has petered out in a big since its peak ubiquity in 2012.
…But, while searching for examples of successful neon looks–many of which we found!–we also came across all the ones that made us fear and loath it in the first place. Fergie, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Ke$ha and more ahead. More
About a year ago, we rounded up “10 fashion trends that need to die right now”--and arguably our biggest vendetta was against then-hugely popular neon (well, and fucking sneaker wedges). Since then, the look has definitely lost its ubiquity on the streets–now, we see the occasional Fluro and that’s about it.
…Maybe because it’s not everywhere anymore, tiring eyeballs wherever it goes, we’ve softened a bit on our stance. Here are 12 red carpet looks that make a surprisingly compelling argument for not banning the shades outright.
Also. Some of the looks here are more neon than others. This was hard. More
Living in New York City makes it pretty easy to track trends: first you see it on runways (or fashion editors and models off duty), then you see it on famous people. Next, it’s on personal style bloggers. All of a sudden, it’s clogging window displays at Zara, H&M and Steve Madden. Then you see it fucking everywhere. Who else is sick to death of neon? Printed pants? Sneaker wedges? Presenting the 10 most over-exposed, played-out trends of right now. More
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Resort 2011 broadcast a lot of neon: the glowing accessories trend logged major runway time at Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Proenza Schouler and more. The thing about neon is that it presents a problem (ugliness) if there’s too much, but it’s a perfect eye-popping accessory or simple piece–shorts or a tee– if your palette is otherwise muted. Here’s a few easy neon items to jolt your warm-weather look. More
A public service: how to wear neon without looking like a traffic cone. -Refinery29
Is Gwyneth Paltrow designing a line for Topshop? -Styleite
The latest trend in fashion is… old? -The High Low
The worst celebrity clothing lines. -StyleList
6 ways to make your back look sexier. -Betty Confidential
Is Lady Gaga on the decline? -College Candy
David Duchovny and Tea Leoni are done. -The Frisky
Need something different for your nails? We’ve rounded up Spring 2011′s major color trends and found some excellent, affordable examples. More
This neon bra made its way down the catwalk for Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2011 peeking out from underneath low-cut tops, jackets and vests. More
I’m not going to sugarcoat this and say that these sunglasses by Karen Walker don’t have a touch of the hipster to them. Neon + wayfarer = straight up Williamsilverburglake. More
I would share a prom photo with you, but there is no evidence on the internet. No, all the evidence of my pale, plucked, teenage body are hidden in a box upstate. Let me draw you a picture. It was … More
I guess there are some hairstyles you can only do when you’re young. You know, like, 11 or so. Would you try this at an age that was not “11 and a pop star?” More
This is the kind of accessorizing that I’m talking about. These neon plant pots from IKEA are only $0.99 each, making them a nice, noncomittal way to a) introduce life to your pad, and b) give a nod to a … More
I’m not sure if this is cool because it’s something new that I’ve never seen before, or if it’s cool because it’s actually cool. But there’s a company called Shoppy Chic, and they’ve designed a bag that is just one … More