Splashed and splices of neon were one of the biggest colour stories to come out of spring/summer 2013.
From Erdem’s angelic lace dresses, updated with shots of zingy floral embroidery in neon orange and pink to Simone Rocha’s blinding neon daisies and delectably charged green and blue at Rag & Bone; it was the certified colourway of the new season, and one we’re not shying away from.
Although fashion has a habit of repeating embarrassing mistakes from a bygone era, albeit in a slightly more modern, tasteful way, our top neon picks to be noticed don’t include any 80s disco references, or stomach-turning Day-Glo lycra workout gear.
From sweeping dresses to look-at-me accessories and shoes so beautifully bright, you’ll need to get out the Ray Bans (in a good way, of course), shop our top seven neon picks below.
Sophie Hulme Geometric Shorts, £278, My Wardrobe: The perfect preppy piece for pairing with a crisp shirt and flats.
Neon Animal Print Tunic Dress, £38, Topshop: This dress is guaranteed to become a festival favourite for all discerning fashionistas!
Box Clutch with Gems, £25.99, Zara: Packing a punch like no other, we love the tiny price tag and massive impact this clutch will have paired with a simple LBD.
Diane von Furstenberg Starr Neon Silk-chiffon Dress, £755, Harvey Nichols: We love how smoothly neon takes on a glam, feminine silhouette – red carpet glamour at your fingertips!
Markus Lupfer Lips Sequin-Embellished Neon Knitted Sweater, £282, Net-a-Porter: Nothing comes close to the cheer associated with wearing the loudest statement sweater around. Wear this one with skinny jeans and sneakers for ultimate comfort with a quirky touch.
Charlotte Olympia Deboniare Neon Shoes, £545, Matches: These colour-pop heels are perfect for dressing up an off-duty ensemble.