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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

5 WAYS TO BOSS 80s NEON

By Joanna Kyte, 17 November 2017

To successfully operate a deep dive into AW17’s most hit-up trend – the 80s – you’ll need to be clued up on every aspect of the era. Today’s subject? Neon hues. It’s time to get schooled in the boldest style tricks from five ASOS Insiders that are bossing all things bright.

ASOS Insider Hannah wearing lime lace dress and gingham blouse | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Layer player

In one of those shouldn’t-work-but-it-does moments, ASOS Insider Hannah is taking her knack for making clashing prints dreamy into the world of neon. Here, she pairs a chartreuse occasionwear dress (check that laser cut and contrast-strap detailing) with a gingham blouse, complete with appropriate 80s sleeve drama. The takeout? Mono prints (surprisingly) offset bright colours.

ASOS Insider Barbara wearing neon over-the-knee boots with sweatshirt dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Pretty woman

If your mind is fixed on partywear right now, you’ll appreciate a little fancy-as shoe inspiration. Enter ASOS Insider Barbara, who’s stomping the 80s ground good and proper with a pair of lively, silk-feel, over-the-knee boots matched with an all-purpose sweater dress. Get your 'fit up to going-out status with red lips and XXL hoop earrings. Nice.

ASOS Insider Olive wearing lime knitwear and bright pink trousers | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Double it

Sometimes, more is more with neon, and ASOS Insider Olive has got the fashion mantra well and truly down. Start your look with a cosy lime knit and follow with your brightest bubblegum-pink slacks. Finish your two-tone neon steez with a pair of classic Vans trainers and accessorise with layered necklaces.

ASOS Insider Jana wearing sheer red ruffle top | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Frill seeker

Update: neon now comes in sheer (and it looks freaking good). ASOS Insider Jana knows what’s up when it comes to styling coloured mesh, and this red ruffle top is a major way to start. Make like Jana and layer with a high-neck white shirt, all tucked into a pair of luxe, side-stripe joggers. That’s fresh.

ASOS Insider Elizabeth wearing a lime faux fur jacket | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

Faux row

It’s likely that you’re looking for a worthy coat to be the crème de la crème of all your future winter outfits and this fuzzy piece is ticking a whole lot of boxes. The biggest beauty of a trophy jacket is that it makes your most casual days look like fancy ones. So, take it from ASOS Insider Elizabeth, and pull it over your trusty jogger and T-shirt style combo.

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