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On Saturday something kind of momentous happened. I read an entire magazine in one sitting. I can’t remember the last time that happened. And I can’t even blame that on Indy, it seems like over the past few years it’s been harder and harder for me to sit down and read in general so I was pretty psyched about this development.
When I say I read I magazine, I don’t just mean flipped through all the pages. (Well, I did do this initially as Indy and I have a routine of flipping through all magazines and catalogs to look for pictures of dogs.) :) I actually sat and READ. Every article, every photo caption; it was delightful!
I’ve pared down my magazine subscriptions over the years (hard to justify getting them when I don’t have time to read them!) and InStyle is one that has stuck. They cover all the usual fashion mag things but also usually include some under-$100 pieces in their clothing selections, which I appreciate. (Though I will say it seems their overall price-point is going up and up…)
Anyway, my point is, I got to read the February issue and one of the things that caught my eye was a trend report on neon colors. I don’t really own any neon shades, though I have nothing against them. I liked the selection of items they chose for the layout, but wondered what else I could find at a lower price point.
My Neon Inspiration
Here are 10 neon items I found for under $50. Actually, let me clarify. 8 of the items are under the $30 range (there are several under $25) but there’s only one that’s actually near $50.
I’ve got styling ideas for each piece, including other colors to pair them with, so helpfully it helps spark some more ideas and gets you excited for fashion in 2020!
Making the Neon Trend of 2020 Work For You
I found 10 affordable neon pieces, perfect for trying out one of 2020's hottest trends.
Definitely a gentle way to try a try the neon trend, just grab some neon shoes! They'll pair well with your favorite jeans and a simple tee or top. I'm thinking a crisp white t-shirt and distressed jeans would make these orange shoes stand out.
I love a good twist front top and this yellow shade is still a bit softer than your traditional neon, making it another great "introductory" piece! They've paired it here with what I assume are workout leggings, but wear it with jeans, black pants, or even a pencil skirt.
This pretty pink is so versatile. You could wear it now with a chunky sweater and boots and later with a sleeveless top and sandals. A great jacket (denim, perhaps?) will cover you during the transition between winter to spring and summer! A great piece for an amazing price.
Now this is a neon shade that has to be fully embraced! Not ready for neon yellow? You can work up to it. If you are ready though, I'd pair this soft sweater with black leather pants or over a white button down with jeans.
I like this cozy twist sweater. It's a great casual piece that hits everything you'd want for a casual winter item- soft, cozy, warm, bright, and fun! And if you're not a fan of the exposed midriff, just do what I do and wear a tank underneath!
I have a neon yellow bag I got many years back at Francesca's and still love carrying it. It's one of my favorite things to pair with a simple black top and jeans outfit, or even one of my black jumpsuits. It's a concentrated explosion of color that still doesn't feel overwhelming.
These shoes are pretty sweet. (I feel like a preteen boy describing the newest Nikes or whatever shoes boys are into at the moment.) That chunkier heel makes them easy to wear and the bold colors and design (and price!) makes them easy to fall in love with. Pair them with a LBD and it would be hard to go wrong.
Anything on that list make you want to try the neon trend 2020 is all about? I think this is one trend I am excited to try this year!