Neon yellow – a childhood favorite fashion color

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved neon yellow. It all started out with my mother’s love for knitting. She knitted me a straight long sleeved neon yellow dress with a crew neck. This dress was the perfect dress that I loved to wear with a great wide brown belt with silver colored buckle and brown tights. I loved this dress. Thanks Mom.

Ever since, I have had a knack for neon yellow. However, growing up it moved from right in the face and full on like that dress, to small doses, i.e. as small stripes like in this dress, a necklace, belts, pom pom hat, and shoes. When my last pair of neon pumps were worn out, I started to search for the next pair. The long search has an end: I found my perfect new pair of neon yellow pumps.

fashion blogger in monochromatic gray outfit with a pop of neon yellow

midlife style blogger donning neon shoes with a tweet skirt and striped cashmere sweater
Outfit details: Christian Louboutin neon yellow square toe pumps, GNW tights, Eddie Bauer tweet skirt, Brooks Brothers striped sweater, layering top, Tissot watch, DIY bangle, statement necklace (all own)
mature woman in burgundy motorcycle shearling coat, pom pom hat and boots
Vince Camuto slouchy boots, GNW tight, Cole Haan shearling motorcycle coat, pom pom hat, Yves Saint Laurent bag, LeatherCoatsEtc gloves and LV scarf (all own)

Anything neon is risky over 30

Yes, neon yellow at 40+ sounds risky. However, with a classic all neutral monochromatic outfit they are the perfect pop of color to create interest. Thus, thumbs up for neon yellow!

The above business casual winter look was my outfit at the office. For the commute I wore my Cole Haan shearling motorcycle jacket with my gray pom pom hat, and my new bag that my husband gave me for Valentines Day this year.

Fact facts on neon color and gas

Neon is actual a chemical element and a noble gas as it is doesn’t undergo chemical reaction, i.e. it is chemically inert. Neon provides a reddish orange glow when used in low-voltage glow lamps or neon advertising signs. The red emission line of neon leads to the red light of helium-neon lasers. The gas itself is invisible.

Photos: G. Kramm

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