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When we first compiled our spring/summer 2019 trend report, there was one trend I was certain our readers wouldn't go near: neon. But it turns out this isn't a trend that is staying within the Kardashian-Jenner family, as the most-asked question in our Instagram inbox this month is, "How can I wear neon?" If you're Kylie Jenner, you'd wear as much as possible. Her family has worn matching acid green swimsuits and she's worn a traffic cone orange dress, shoes and bag all at the same time. However, it is possible to have a more subtle approach to neon, with a tiny flash of fluoro so you don't look like a human glow stick.
Most of us haven't gone near neon since freshers' week, however, there are ways you can wear acids and not look like you're lost on the way to a bar crawl. Unless you are specifically going for a rave look, it's all about adding a subtle accent to your outfit and not making this the dominant colour. Keep scrolling for five ways the Instagram set is wearing neon this year.
1. Add a Flash of Neon With a Roll-Neck
Style Notes: Many of the Copenhagen-based fashion girls are wearing neon green roll necks under dresses, blazers and other knits, giving a slight nod to this fluoro trend.
2. Neon Beanies and Scrunchies Are an Easy Way to Try the Trend
Style Notes: Neon clothing can be pretty intense, but a fluoro beanie or scrunchie won't make you feel like you're a human glow stick.
3. Pink Neon Is Often Softer Than Highlighter Yellow
Style Notes: Ada's pink neon blouse shows that when chosen wisely, neon hues can be surprisingly elegant. Pink is a much softer option than green or yellow.
4. For a More Subtle Touch, Add a Fluoro Handbag
Style Notes: A glow-in-the-dark handbag might not sound very appealing, however Prada and Shrimps have made neon top-handle bags and clutches that will add a boost of energy to any look. Plus, you'll never be wondering where you put your handbag again.
5. Swap Your Red Polish for a Neon Manicure
Style Notes: The easiest way to add a touch of neon to your outfits without spending a fortune is with an £8 manicure. Nails Inc is our favourite for these sharp acid colours.