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J. Crew pencil skirt, Hipstik nude tights, Prada pumps, Italic cropped cashmere sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Burberry glasses

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.

  1. Neon Yellow – a Childhood Favorite Fashion Color
  2. Anything Neon Is Risky over 30
  3. Chartreuse Looks Great with Gray and Black
  4. 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.

influencer in lemon top purple skirt flesh tights and matching heels
Side view of purple skirt with citrus sweater work look


style blogger in yellow purple color blocked sweater skirt look with distressed pumps
Outfit details: J. Crew pencil skirt, Hipstik® nude tights, Prada pumps, Italic cropped 90s inspired cashmere sweater, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Burberry glasses, Chico’s best friends bracelet, Alaska jade earrings and rings


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.


style blogger in floral print pencil skirt with chartreuse sweater
Landsend cashmere sweater, Loft floral print skirt, L.K. Bennett pumps, Hermes collier de chien bangle, pearl necklaces.


lifestyle blogger in color blocked office outfit
Chartreuse cashmere crew-neck sweater with G-III red suede skirt, GNW tights and Gloria Vanderbilt pumps for an office appropriate color block look


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. 😉


stylist in chartreuse sweater, leather vest, fall sandals, tweed skirt
Front view of outfit inspiration with gray and black


mature woman in tweed skirt with motorcycle vest
Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with GNW tights, fall booties, and Landsend cashmere sweater, Modalo Pippa bag, and VS leather vest


over 50 years old stylist wearing a tweed skirt with pop of color
Eddie Bauer tweed skirt with Brooks Brother striped cashmere sweater with layering top, GNW tight, and a pop of color with Christian Louboutin neon  pumps, Festina watch, DIY bangle


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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