80s,  fashion,  style,  trends

Yes, you can wear neon

Yes, you, thirtysomething, fortysomething and beyond. You, in the Dansko clogs. I see you there.

Some people say that if you’ve worn a trend once in your life, you can’t wear it again when it comes around a second (or third) time. To that I say hooey. You can wear it again, but you might have to wear it in a different way.

For example, maybe you can’t pull off the neon jeans shown below. Maybe, like me, you wore similar yellow jeans to a YMCA dance in eighth grade and simply hate to be seen in the same look twice. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. The reason has nothing to do with thoughts like highlighter butt.)

Okay, so the neon jeans are a no-go. Or maybe not. If you can rock ’em, go confidently in the direction of your day glo dreams. I’ll smile from the sidelines.

For the rest of you, go to your closet. I sure as hell bet you’ve got a black or, even better, a navy blue dress in there. Or, if your life’s not compatible with dresses because your child likes to use your pants for wiping yogurt off his face, then pick out a black, white, or blue t-shirt. Pair that sucker with an inexpensive neon yellow necklace like the one below. Ta-da! All of a sudden you’re the trendy girl at the office or in the day-care pickup line.

Your toddler will definitely think your spiffy new necklace is a teething ring, though. Just a warning.


Jeans by Michael Kors ($89.50) from NeimanMarcus.com. Necklace ($26) from Zara.com.