Do you wear neon yellow? Neon colors are a perennial trend that pops up every now an then. Many stylists say the color is for kids, teens, and twenty somethings. The reason they give is that the color is non-professional and fun. Sure, it’s fun, which makes it hard to style for professional women. However, there are ways to get away with it. Read and see to get inspired to add more fun to your look.
- Neon Yellow – a Childhood Favorite Fashion Color
- Anything Neon Is Risky over 30
- Chartreuse Looks Great with Gray and Black
- Fun Facts on Neon Color and Gas
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Neon Yellow – a Childhood Favorite Fashion Color
Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved sunflower-yellow, chartreuse, citrus and/or 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. Thank you, Mom.
It is a real thing that childhood outfits influence your style in adulthood. Ever since, I have had a knack for this color. However, growing up it moved from right in the face and full on like that dress, to small doses like 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.
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. As a result, thumbs up for neon yellow!
The above business casual style winter look was my outfit at the office. The trick to look sophisticated in neon colors is to go for pieces that read high quality like a neon cashmere sweater (see the review of my Citrus cashmere sweater), statement designer shoes, ageless prints having a pop of neon color.
Stir away from anything in neon that reads cheap.
Pair the neon yellow with classic basics, and accessorize with classic jewelry like in the example outfit inspirations below.
Chartreuse Looks Great with Gray and Black
This crazy color falls halfway between yellow and green. It was named after a French liqueur of this fascinating color called green Chartreuse. This liquor came on the market in 1764.
The word chartreuse is also fascinating. It contains the word “art” and “reuse”. There was a vintage/art store in Fairbanks of that name. I always wondered whether the name was picked with this in mind or just because of the craziness of the color. Their store sign was of course in this color. Speaking of art, it also applies to fashion.
Fashion is the material. To wear it in style is art. 😉
Fun Facts on Neon Color and Gas
Neon is actual a chemical element and a noble gas. Noble gases doesn’t undergo chemical reaction. 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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