If you think fluro yellow is worn only by tradesmen and cyclists then sadly you've been misled. The reflective hue made its name back in the 80s, think Olivia Newton-John in neon workout gear and OG ravers with gleaming glow sticks. Fast forward to 2018 and the powerful Pantone was showcased on the womenswear catwalks of Jeremy Scott, Balenciaga, Gucci, and Prada. The SS19 menswear shows were no exception either, with both Louis Vuitton and Kenzo embracing it. So, here's how to wear the colour IRL, and without a hard hat in sight...
HOW TO WEAR 80S NEON YELLOW
By Lucy Glen, 28 June 2018
Jeremy Scott didn't just feature a hint of neon, nope, he drenched the entire show in vibrant fluro vibes. From lime green wigs to emergency-orange stockings, he made it clear that in order to make a statement in 2018, it's all about daring to wear bright bursts of colour.
If you're not quite ready to commit to wearing every neon shade at once, then we've found a cool compromise. It comes in the form of street styler, Caroline Daur, who was in attendance at the recent Paris Fashion Week Men's. Caroline opts for a bit of business up top and sports-luxe down low, and we are feeling it. The sleek black blazer and simple crop top are wardrobe staples that work with jeans and skirts – however, when worn with the yellow pants, they look almost futuristic. She carries on the bright theme with her sneakers and finishes with the sunglasses shape of the season: skinny.
Try it on
Wanna get involved? Then here's your starter point – these ASOS DESIGN neon track pants not only ensure extreme comfort, they also provide some serious visibility for when your mates are trying to locate you in a crowd. Wear yours with a long-sleeved, black turtleneck and chunky Dad sneakers for an instant winter boost.