Love that hot pink top hanging in the corner of your favorite department store, but wondering how to pull it off? When it comes to the hottest summer trends, nothing is brighter than neon. After all, the fluorescent greens, pinks and the blues are eye catching and perfect head turners. Although trendy, the luminous color is intimidating for the everyday fashionista. Apprehensive of being judged, we revert ourselves to choices that are safe. Check out the following places where you can wear the trend without being reprimanded of your fashion choice.
#1: Wear it to the gym - The exercise classes I venture are undergoing a neon overdose. And honestly, that doesn't surprise me. Gyms are the best place to experiment a bold new trend, such as neon. You know few who'll judge you and even if they do - do you really care? Whether it's a neon sneaker or a top, flaunt it along with the dumbbells. Get the look: Reebok's Hi Reign Sneaker in Neon Purple (Amazon, $75)
#2: Wear it to the beach- Heading to the beach? Trade your conservative swimsuit for something bold and vibrant. Whether you wish to sport a traditional one piece or a sultry bikini, choices run the gamut. Make your neighbor's eyes turn green with envy as you strut in a sexy neon swimsuit. Get the look: The Belle Bandeau Top (Victoria's Secret, $24)
#3: Wear it to the grocery store - Surprised? Well, be one of the hottest mamas as you walk through aisles crossing off your grocery list. Pair a neon skirt with a summer neutral white for a look that is casual, trendy and fashion forward. Get the look: Neon Ikat maxi skirt (Arden B, $59)
#4: Wear it to a family outing - One expects their family to be the kindest of all. The next time when you are headed for a family dinner or a date with your significant other, incorporate neon to your outfit. The bold color will lift their spirits and they will appreciate you for your liveliness. Get the look: Neon lace dress (Topshop, $92)
#5: Wear it to the doctor's office - Did that throw you off your chair? Well, my kids always wonder why I get so dressy when I'm taking them to the doctor's. A doctor's office is a safe and secure haven without prying eyes. One doesn't have to worry about nudges and stares. So, why not have fun with the place? Get the look: Neon denim short (Charlotte Russe, $19.99)
Over the years, I have realized that fashion and style is all about being confident. Rather than relegating the trend to department stores, find places you can pull it off with ease. Once comfortable, have fun with it. Remember, it's important to "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
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