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. 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.
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.
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. 😉
Photos: G. Kramm
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