There are two approaches to wearing neon. One, use it as an accent color and wear with a heavy dose of neutrals. Or two, go all-out. Knowing Olga and I, which approach do you think we take? All-out, of course! Go big or go home.
There is a craft to layering neons, though. First of all, stick to one or maybe two bright colors so that your look is cohesive- too many neon hues will be hard for other people to look at and appreciate. Here, Olga stuck to one color (yellow), and I mixed highlighter yellow with bright orange.
Next, make sure that your outfit includes at least one color that’s not neon- I went with silver for my cocktail party look, and Olga went with beige to make her neon suit appropriate for everyday wear.
Finally, don’t go overboard on accessories. Neon hues make a big statement by themselves, so only wear extra pieces if they really add to the outfit. Here, Olga kept the accessories to a minimum with only sunglasses and a vintage Chanel necklace. The dark gold tones of both pieces acted as neutrals! A Proenza Schouler clutch in the same tone as her Porter Grey shorts suit was the perfect finishing touch.
I added a necklace and cuff to my outfit in order to incorporate my “non-neon” color, silver. A colorblocked clutch from Sass & Bide added a final dose of all three of my outfit colors!
And there you have it- three simple rules for making neon work!