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        HOW TO WEAR NEON FOR GIRLS THAT DON’T

        Quite honestly, I thought that neon was the last trend that I would ever try. If you hadn’t noticed, I am way more of a pastel and nudes girl. It started so subtly that I barely noticed: on a whim with an experimental shade of lipstick and one week later, browsing Regents Street and taking home these highlighter orange shorts. But when it comes to how to style brights, it doesn’t have to bring back those memories of early 2000’s ‘scene kids’. Even those of us that love classical, feminine pieces can incorporate these intimidating hues into their wardrobe. Here are my three tips on how to wear neon in an everyday outfit.

        1. Find the most grandma thing you own

        Be in vintage, a hand-me-down or an old cardigan, this is the best way to bring down gaudiness. Contrast is everything so pair your neon item with the most grandma thing you own. In my case, it was this lace Ralph Lauren shirt, which even has the most adorable puff sleeves!

        how to wear neon by Andrea Cheong The Haute Heel, luxury style blog
        how to wear neon by Andrea Cheong The Haute Heel, luxury style blog

        2. Find a classic material

        I found these shorts in H&M, so while they’re most likely not a luxurious material, it has a tweed-like texture. That little bit of formalness adds to the juxtaposition. It also makes clothing a lot more wearable and versatile. Here, I’ve matched it with a  complimentary, tweed-inspired Zara jacket to keep it looking smart.

         

        3. Keep your accessories simple

        Neon speaks for itself, so as far as accessorising goes, don’t go for anything that fights for attention. I stayed true to my preaching and went for a classic, small Louis Vuitton clutch and nude square glasses for an extra retro look. Neon is meant to be fun and the boldest colour statement. Your favourite accessories is one way to feel comfortable wearing an unfamiliar hue. I really enjoyed putting this look together (not so much walking in the massive heels) but the experimental aspect.

         

        how to wear neon by Andrea Cheong The Haute Heel, luxury style blog

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