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; with an experimental shade of lipstick and then one week browsing in West Central London – these crazy bright shorts. And call me biased but honestly, out of all the blinding shades out there, orange is probably the most wearable, purely out of process of elimination (green is just noooo.Β Yellow is the most common highlighter hue and there are far more superior shades of pink to go for). After staring at my clothes for a good few minutes and throwing this together, I think I’ve finally found a combination for any girl who prefer classic pieces to fads out there could actually incorporate this colour into their wardrobe. Here are three tips on how to wear neon for girls that don’t usually want to look like Paris Hilton in the early noughties:

1. Find the most grandma thing you own

Be in vintage, a hand-me-down or extremely expensive and just really battered looking, pair your neon item with the most grandma thing you own. Why? Because it’s pretty hard to imagine a pensioner being slutty in an Ibiza club, which is basically the vibe that neon gives off – even if it’s orange (and personally, the best of the selection). 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. If you go neon, find a classic material

I mean, these shorts are H&M so I don’t know how luxe the material is but the point here is that they look like tweed. I am all about juxtapositions when it comes to style, so mixing up neon with a classic material like this makes the clothing a lot more wearable and versatile. Here, I’ve matched it with a cream tweed Zara jacket in a moto style because, you know, I thought it looked edgier.


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. It was just in case my elderly lady shirt didn’t make me look less like a prostitute. When it comes to “how to wear neon”, it can be a fun shade to experiment with and I really enjoyed putting this look together (not so much walking in the massive heels) but on a daily basis, accessories are the element that really takes an outfit from ‘I bought this token thing for the sake of it‘ to wearing neon with confidence.

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


  1. 17th June 2012 / 12:39 PM

    You look gorgeous Andrea! The lipstick suits you perfectly πŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous
    17th June 2012 / 1:45 PM

    Wear lipstick more often! It looks hot πŸ˜‰ Rose x

  3. 17th June 2012 / 1:50 PM

    You look so great! I was looking at those shorts too, they are amazing but unfortunately I do not have your legs

  4. 17th June 2012 / 4:11 PM

    u look so gorgeous andrea !!!!! that lipstick is so pretty and it suits u perfectly !!!
    whole look is pretty yet elegant !!!!! love these pic so much !!!!!
    xoxo kelly

  5. 17th June 2012 / 6:25 PM

    ok so im just gonna say it. youre pretty much really awesome!


  6. 17th June 2012 / 7:14 PM

    truly amazing! i see u like neon shorts too, im not suprised, they're great πŸ™‚

  7. 17th June 2012 / 7:25 PM

    definitely the kind of neon i would wear. i'm not a neon person either, but you really sold this outfit you wore! ;D

  8. 17th June 2012 / 7:44 PM

    Love your sunglasses!)

  9. 17th June 2012 / 8:54 PM

    u are gorgeous!

  10. 17th June 2012 / 9:40 PM

    The shorts are to die for
    Wow, you have the best legs!

  11. 18th June 2012 / 1:13 AM

    whoa, Andrea! (: You look so chic EVERYTIME. how do u do it! haha.

  12. 18th June 2012 / 3:08 AM

    lovely photography! this pictures are beautiful, and the pop of neon is really cool! I'm always scared to try new trends because I feel like I'm throwing away my money :/

    thanks for commenting and visiting my blog! πŸ˜€

  13. 18th June 2012 / 10:05 AM

    Best look I've seen today! Love the tweed jacket and short!
    The sunglasses is also super nice!

  14. 18th June 2012 / 10:06 AM

    oh wow!! stunning images! im so in love with the shorts + heels! You look like a vintage film star in the last pic!

    Ginger and Lace

  15. 18th June 2012 / 1:39 PM

    You look stunning I love your jacket! Thank you so much for your very sweet comment, you're really beautiful too:)
    Love your blog and style- I'm following you now on bloglovin:) XX

  16. 18th June 2012 / 5:16 PM

    Wow you are so stunning! I must say I'm in LOVE with your style and your blog, consider me your newest follower! πŸ™‚


  17. 18th June 2012 / 6:18 PM

    Thanks for your comment! love your style!! great outfit as well..
    Would you like to follow me?
    I'll become your follower!


  18. 18th June 2012 / 7:00 PM

    You look lovely and this hue is a great addition to your classy style in my opinion.

  19. 18th June 2012 / 7:22 PM

    great pics <3 and great blog *.* may we could follow each other?

  20. 18th June 2012 / 8:13 PM

    Love your sense of style!! I am your newest follower, do the same if you like my blog πŸ™‚

  21. 18th June 2012 / 11:00 PM

    oh my goodness i just love your shorts. you look amazing in them πŸ™‚ i'm going to look out for them when i visit h&m tomorrow! love your entire outfit πŸ™‚ x

  22. 18th June 2012 / 11:17 PM

    you look incredible! this is such a classy outfit. <3 great blog darling.


  23. 19th June 2012 / 4:09 AM

    Those shorts look phenomenal on you! I love that color too! Plus-I love your jacket…gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!


    Erin @

  24. 19th June 2012 / 4:10 AM

    love the tweed jacket. i bought a similar one from zara about 3 years ago. it holds up nicely. =)

  25. 19th June 2012 / 7:22 AM

    Gorgeous outfit! I really like your blog, it's such great quality, so I'm following you now πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by my blog, otherwise I wouldn't have found yours! πŸ˜€

  26. 19th June 2012 / 9:11 AM

    oh, you blog is amaizing!
    so inspiring!
    would you like to follow each other?

    have a nice day!

  27. 19th June 2012 / 9:30 AM

    thank you so much for your comment on my blog,sweetie..
    your blog is very nice and I love your style! you look amazing in these photos.
    I followed you now, and if you dont mind to follow me back πŸ˜€


  28. 19th June 2012 / 9:42 AM

    love your look, so exotic, and sunies and the jacket r amazing!

  29. 19th June 2012 / 3:21 PM

    I love the shorts

  30. 19th June 2012 / 7:04 PM

    You look so fabulous in these photos! Those shorts fit you so well and I really love the colour! Your sunglasses are great too!

    <3 Jenny

  31. 19th June 2012 / 8:02 PM

    love the bright orange lip! you pull it off

  32. 19th June 2012 / 8:50 PM

    You're right on the money honey! I've been rocking orange all season long (all last week too!)…couldn't agree more! Although those hot pants sure are haute…beautifully styled!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  33. 20th June 2012 / 1:49 AM

    i like your looks.. and your short is coool like your lips.. hehe.. its coool looks !!

  34. 20th June 2012 / 9:03 AM

    GORGEOUS! You rock those neon shorts, I think they blend in very well with the pastels and nudes! <3

  35. 20th June 2012 / 3:23 PM

    how fabulous are those shorts

  36. 20th June 2012 / 10:54 PM

    this is a gorgeous outfit, love the sunglasses and the pop of color in your lips! the whole outfit is absolutely perfect!

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  38. 21st June 2012 / 6:36 AM

    This shorts are so so pretty! Makes you look gorgeous! I like your jacket too actually =)

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  40. 22nd June 2012 / 6:03 AM

    Gorgeous!! Such cute shorts. Loving the cinemascope effect xx

    Carly + Stacie

  41. 22nd June 2012 / 7:32 AM

    How Gorgeous!!!
    i love the shorts so much! suits you perfectly πŸ™‚

  42. 22nd June 2012 / 7:57 AM

    Thank you for stopping by and the lovely comment πŸ™‚

  43. 25th June 2012 / 8:35 AM

    those shorts are amazing! x

  44. 25th June 2012 / 12:37 PM

    Omg this outfit is so chic! Yayy you've finally made a purchase from H&M, the shorts are gorgeous! Your blogs looking soo good πŸ˜€

  45. 28th June 2012 / 10:18 PM

    the last photo is perfect!

    you look lovely and your blog is great πŸ™‚

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