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How to wear the neon trend for autumn/winter 2018

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 07/11/2018 Costel Sandu, Kate Moore, Sabrina Carder, Chloe Street
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Neon is a trend no-one can ignore this season.

What started as a spattering of overpowering orange and lime green on the autumn/winter 2018 catwalk's has transitioned into a full-on street style trend.


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Not only are designers including Prada, Off-White, Jeremy Scott, Louis Vuitton and Armani fully behind florescent shades, but celebrities from Kim Kardashian to Blake Lively and Bella Hadid can't get enough of the '80s-inspired looks too.



Arguably, pulling off the trend is a lot harder than the catwalks and celebrities have made out. So, if you need a little guidance, the Evening Standard's Sabrina Carder and Chloe Street have styled four looks for any occasion.

With the trend set to be staying in stories until at least spring/summer 2019, we recommend you start taking notes.


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A jumper dress (preferably of the roll-neck variety) is one of autumn 2018's biggest trends.

Add a neon hue to the silhouette and you've immediately got yourself a two-for-one deal. Hesitant about the oversized knit? There's a tonne of inspiration on how to style the item on Instagram.

If all else fails, pair with a chunky ankle boot, such as Dr Martens. To be fully onboard with 2018's streetwear trends, accessorise with teeny-tiny sunglasses and a bumbag.

Get The Look

Jumper, £895 from Christopher Kane at Selfridges, Shop it here

Boots, £130 from Dr Martens, Shop them here

Bag, £15 from ASOS, Shop similar here


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Thought neon and office attire were not the best of bedfellows? Think again.

The trick here is to take an accent of acid or lime (a roll neck, a silk scarf or a handbag are perfect) and pair it with grey or tweed tailoring to offset any outlandishness.

Feeling adventurous? Nothing screams corporate cool cat like a lime green pencil skirt.

Get The Look

Roll neck neon green crop jumper, £16, ASOS DESIGN, Shop it here

Double breasted herringbone jacket, £1395, Christopher Kane. Shop it here

Mock croc crossbody bag, £29, Zara. Shop it here

Checked slim leg trousers, £35, M&S. Shop them here

Satin and pearl sling back mules, £250 , Yuul Yie. Shop them here

Date night

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Chic but cute. Fashionable but approachable. First date dressing can be a minefield. A minefield in which many would advise avoiding neon of any kind.

But done right and neon can make for the flirtiest of date attire. Pair a girly ruffle neon midi skirt in polka dot (one of the season’s major prints) with a girl-next-door biker jacket and white tee combo and you’ll instantly take the edge off the ‘man repeller’ trend.

Complete with studded heels and that second date's in the bag.

Get The Look

Leather look biker jacket, £49, Topshop. Shop it here

White tee, £7.99, Zara. Shop it here

Spot ruffle midi skirt, £39, Topshop. Shop it here

Steve Madden Piercing Stud Trim Barely There Sandal, £80, ASOS. Shop them here

Black beaded bag, £29.99, Zara. Shop similar here

Out out

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Wearing neon for a night out without looking like you're going to a rave? Challenging, but not impossible.

Just add statement neon accessorises to your favourite LDB. Or, if you're looking to make an entrance, a statement suit in hot pink or sunshine yellow mixed with clashing accessories is a definite way to stand out from the crowd. Plus, as a bonus, you will be very hard to lose, even in the busiest London bar.

Get The Look

Suit, £88 from Topshop, Shop it here

Bag, £156 from Stella McCartney, Shop similar here

Shoes, £34.99 from Ego Official, Shop them here

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