Fashion Over 40: How to Wear Neon

This week I’ve teamed up with some of my fashionable friends to bring you 9 fabulous ways to wear neon.

Neon isn’t just for teenagers, although if you ask my daughter, she will tell you I’m trying to hard to be cool when I wear this trend. I disagree. I think women over 40 can wear neon and get away with it if we do it carefully.

I love the neon trend because it’s so happy. You might be unsure about wearing neon at first, but I’m going to show you how to wear neon for those of us in the 40-and-over set. The key is to integrate it into your wardrobe in small doses.

Neon pink is a fun way to jazz up your denim. I love this color combo for summer. This is just a casual slub tank from Old Navy, but I think it’s cute with denim jean shorts and sandals for a casual summer look. Hint: keeping the accessories neutral keeps this look age appropriate.

Fashion Over 40: How to Wear Neon This Summer

Usually, I’m more comfortable incorporating neon into my outfits with accessories or nail polish. Knowing this post was coming up, I painted my toenails bright neon pink. I love it! So fresh and summery, but subtle enough that I don’t look like I’m trying to compete with my teenager. (On the occasions when the neon nail polish doesn’t go with an outfit, I just wear closed-toe shoes.)

Fashion Over 40: How to Wear Neon This Summer

Fashion Over 40: How to Wear Neon This Summer

I did this last year with neon yellow. It was fun, but I think I like the pink better on my nails.

Neon Yellow Nail Polish

Neon green is fun too. I ordered these neon green espadrille flats, but they didn’t arrive in time to photograph them.R Minkoff 'Ginny' Espadrille Flat

How cute is this outfit, though?? You could just as easily wear a white t-shirt, but I thought this salmon pink was pretty with the neon green.

how to wear neon

Another idea would be white shorts or cropped pants with the salmon pink and neon green shoes. Honestly, doing both neon shoes AND nails might be a bit much, but I threw the nail polish into this collage for the fun of it.

How about you? Are you a neon fan, or will you sit this trend out?

Visit these blogs for 8 more fabulous ways to incorporate neon into your summer outfits.

How to Wear Neon This Summer

Kristin at BonBonRoseGirls // Andrea of Momma in Flip Flops // Ellen of That Chic Mom // Ashley at Messy Beautiful Life // Carly of Thirty Something Fashion // Julie of Mom Fabulous // Audrey at MomGenerations // Carylee of More Pieces of Me

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6 Responses

  1. Love love love hints of neon. So happy to have found and followed your amazing Blog. I am 44 and recently started a fashion and lifestyle blog and you are an inspiration!!! Not to mention gorgeous and oh so stylish!! xo


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