This post is how to wear neon in your 30’s but this could also be how to wear neon at any age. I was going to title in How to Wear Neon When Neon Isn’t Your Thing but that didn’t sound right. I like neon, I like trends and I like to try them out to see if the trend is for me. I bought a neon bodysuit to try but I didn’t like it, I bought a cute neon tie-dyed sweatshirt but didn’t like it and I tried a few other neon pieces of clothing and they all end up getting returned.
For me, I feel neon is for the younger crowd. I don’t feel like I am that old or that I look that old but I can tell you one this and it is that I don’t feel right wearing a lot of neon. Subtle hints of neon are more my thing like this sweater. I just love how the neon is there and it makes a statement without being too loud. Now that I know how to wear neon for myself I started looking online for other items that have only a little bit of neon and there is a lot out there. You can find neon on clothes to shoes and bags, from dresses to activewear and I put my favorites together below.
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I am in love with this sweater. It’s the first bit of neon in my wardrobe and now I want more. I ordered these booties (currently 40% off) when I got this sweater and I feel like they go really well together. The shoes would look really cute with a casual dress too. I chose to wear my trusty boyfriend jeans because I wear them all the time and work with any top and any pair of shoes. I’m wearing a Rebecca Minkoff bag and I haven’t bought one of her bags in years (used to love this pink bag), I have been missing out though because this one is fantastic!
Plaid is often on winter fabrics like flannel and wool and is associated with colder months. Last year I got this one shoulder ruffled top and wasn’t sure how often I would wear it. The fabric is light and perfect for summer but the print is dark and works better for fall. Well, last week I figured out how to make plaid work perfectly for summer.
The biggest factor for making plaid work during summer is material. The material of your plaid needs to be a light fabric, stay away from flannel, wool and leather and look for cotton, linen, silk and other light fabrics. You also need to consider the material of the rest of your outfit. Light washes, rattan shoes or bag, colored jewelry are things that style your outfit for summer.
I wore this top in the winter with a pair of black cropped denim pants, white booties and a leather jacket tossed over my shoulders. Six months later and 40 degrees warmer I was ready to style my plaid top again. Light washed denim, raffia sandals, a woven bag and pink accessories made the plaid perfect for summer.
The color of this sweater sold me and the fact that it was under $100. Once the sweater arrived and I tried it on I realized I loved the sleeves and the mock neck. I love turtlenecks but sometimes they fold weird or are too bulky and I get too hot and feel too restricted. A mock turtleneck is just right and that’s what I have my eye on now for this winter. I picked out a few other super cute ones below.
I’ll be wearing my favorite current trend, the mock turtleneck, to the Grizzlies game tonight. I wouldn’t typically wear heels during the week but these are so comfortable I’m going for it! Black can also be tricky with kids, almost worse than white. Every little spit up, snot or smear shows up. What’s a mom to do?
This whole outfit is surprisingly comfortable. A huge plus to wearing straight leg or wide leg jeans is how much more comfortable they are then skinny jeans, this pair in particular feel like sweatpants, so loose and soft. The booties I am wearing are sock booties and therefore also really comfortable. The fabric is stretchy, it’s almost like wearing a tennis shoe on a heel, haha. My lip color was borrowed from my photographer Kim, I felt like I needed a little color on my lips and I only had chapstick with me. Kim to the rescue! Lastly to be mentioned is my mock turtleneck. I love the color, the detailed sleeves, the softness, and the price point!