It's official - Michael Kors is using head to toe neon green in
his Fall 2009 collection. The 80s are really and truly
back. This is one 80s fashion trend that I am frankly a
little surprised to see resurrected. Best put on your
Wayfayers, things are going to get bright.
Clothes in the eighties had a
tendency to hurt your eyes. In more ways than one. One such
trend was neon colored clothes. These eighties fashions for
women would make you wear your sunglasses at night.
Clothes in the 80’s took a trip
down the neon rainbow in the mid eighties. Many of the neon
clothes came in one of the most popular styles of the day – an
over-sized sweatshirt. Colors such as hot pink, yellow,
orange and green were everywhere!
Not to be left out of the 80’s color phenomenon, accessories turned neon
as well. Earrings that could dangle suddenly matched bright colors.
Knock off wayfarer sunglasses with neon side pieces were all the rage
(shown below). Neon spilled onto jelly bracelets which were meant to be
combined with many other colors to coordinate. An arm loaded with neon
colored jelly bracelets was like totally awesome! It might take awhile
to get them all off, but hey – you had to look good!
Anything from the 80’s that could be colored neon was – at least for
awhile. Even gloves and coats took on a bright hue. Fingerless gloves,
similar to the ones Madonna, Boy George and other musicians of the time
wore, were orange, hot pink, yellow and green.
Another trend of 1980’s clothing - jelly shoes (which have remarkably
made a big come back, although not in neon
- were produced in neon colors. If you were going out in bright colored
duds, everything had to match!
Neon shades of purple and blue tried to make an impact, but they
couldn’t hold a candle to their brighter counterparts, pink, yellow and
green. Eventually all forms of neon faded and a more subdued color
palette emerged again.
Thought of the day: Nothing says HOT like hot pink.
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