This year is all about bold bright neon colors, which add a high energy and fun touch to any ensemble.  Katy Perry even tried the eye popping color trend on her hair. Vivid neon’s have an instant appeal that’s perfect for making a statement this fashion season.  A spectrum of neon’s were showcased at the 2012 Spring fashion week in New York, and fashion darlings like J.Lo and Sarah Jessica Parker have been spotted wearing the bright eye catching colors. Neon colors are a must have in any spring/ summer wardrobe, they add freshness and youth to any outfit. For a subtle playful neon touch try adding neon bangles or a necklace. For a bolder look, try a bright neon shirt dress like Kim Kardashian, whose skin glowed against the neon yellow hue.

Jessica Alba famously flaunted her baby bump in a neon blue strapless Atelier Versace gown on the red carpet. She paired her floor length gown with simple accessories and a nude clutch finished off her delicate chic look.  Jennifer Lopez took a fearless approach to neon by wearing a Michael Kors neon mini dress and bright pink Casadei Blade pumps.  The dress showcases her famous curves and her silver accessories add just the right amount of bling, completing her look.

Try The Trend Tips

Neon is fun, fresh and flirty and, although it can seem overwhelming, a few simple rules make this trend wearable in everyday life.

Don’t overdo it, if you’re new to the neon trend start small with accessories or nail color and then work your way up to more bold pieces. Neon is perfect in small doses, try pairing a classic little black dress with neon heels to add a modern twist. Remember, if you start to resemble a highlighter it’s probably not a good look.

Pick the best neon for your skin tone, darker skin tones glow against neon yellows and oranges. While lighter skin tones really shine in neon blues, purples and pinks.