How to Wear…Neon

Bored of the same old pastel shades you’ve worn every Spring for the last 10 years? Why not go a shade bolder by taking inspiration from your highlighter collection. Neons ruled the catwalks of Nanette Lepore, Christopher Kane and Peter Som, and since then have been embraced by celebrities and fashionistas alike.

1) Monotone – with a splash of neon
Add a bit of zing to an LBD or classic blazer and skinnys combo with a neon bag or belt. This is a really sophisticated way to carry off this look without going too Saved By the Bell.

2) Neon skinny jeans
For a dressed down outfit, team with a neutral coloured slouchy top and flats. For a night out, wear with clumpy black wedges and a biker jacket.

3) Colour block
For the braver of the bunch. Look to Nicki Menaj for her clashing neon midi-skirt and top, and go even bolder by adding a neon bag or heels.

And now for the best in ethical neon buys…

H&M’s Fashion Against AIDS

Wow, H&M are really embracing ethical fashion. Not only did they bring out their eco-friendly ‘Conscious Collection‘ earlier this month, they have now also launched their 5th year of the ‘Fashion Against AIDS‘ campaign. 25% of the purchase price for any piece bought will be donated to organisations who work to on HIV/AIDS education and prevention projects around the world. It’s great to see one of the most popular stores on the highstreet participating in campaigns like these, and even better to see such a high percentage being donated, instead of the usual 5 or 10.

Here are some of my favourite pieces from the collection…