Why the Neon Yellow Aesthetic is the Hottest Trend of the Year

If 2020 has done anything to our population, it’s taught us that you should live like there’s no tomorrow. And not necessarily in a hypothetical way. We’ve been cooped up in our homes for most of the year. We’ve had time to think things like, “Wow, I really wish I wore that blouse more often,” and “Why didn’t I ever wear those shoes when I had the chance?” Maybe you used to stick to a monochromatic t-shirt and jeans style because it was safe. But what’s the point? The world is practically ending and it’s time to throw a splash of color into your wardrobe. Enter: the neon yellow aesthetic–bright, bold and screaming “Look at me!” at a time where leaving the house feels like a whole entire fashion show. You only live once, so stop throwing on those safe, boring pieces and instead try out a pop of neon yellow!

Start out by taking inspiration from your favorite celebs. Billie Eilish goes all out in an oversized puffer jacket and sweats. Kim Kardashian spends a night on the town in a two-piece cropped top with a cinched high-slit skirt. Blake Lively takes a more formal approach with a pantsuit fit for the office. But all three of them slay the neon yellow aesthetic look in three different ways! See how you can make it your own too with some of our style inspiration below.

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This color works great for accessories, so try out a transparent clear backpack! It’s super lightweight and works perfect for casual use. Pair it with jeans and a white tee for a super cute pop of color.

Use the neon yellow aesthetic in your footwear for a cute way to bring your outfit together. Hi-top combat boots make an edgy statement with an otherwise casual outfit. Strappy Steve Madden heels can be paired with a dress or even boyfriend jeans. And I bet you never thought you’d see neon Birkenstock-inspired sandals! They give a modern twist to a more boho style. And of course, can’t go wrong with highlighter yellow Fila sneakers to pair with joggers or distressed shorts.

A bright, boxy, purse is the perfect accessory to dress up your outfit. The neon yellow aesthetic trend translates perfectly for small purses that can add a touch of sunshine to an otherwise chill outfit.

Layering with a bright color is a great way to enhance your black-on-black-on-black look. Try a cropped lightweight jacket for a sporty look on a breezy day. Or if you’re actually legitimately cold you can definitely go for a Billie Eilish-esque puffer jacket.

Scrunchies are a great accessory for adding a pop of color to your hair or even just around your wrist. Add these highlighter yellow scrunchies to your look to embrace the style in a subtle way.

Sunglasses are another small accessory where neon accents bring your whole look together. These transparent cat-eye sunglasses are a great choice!

There’s nothing better than cozying up in comfy sweats. Pair this “Babe” neon yellow sweatshirt with leggings or jeans for a stylish, casual look.

You can also try out the bright and shiny trend by throwing on a hat with your outfit. A neon yellow visor is perfect for a day at the pool. A neon yellow beanie will keep you warm through winter months while adding an ounce of style to your fit. You can also try a fanny pack hat that’s super unique and functional!

Speaking of fanny packs, neon yellow was a super popular color in the ’90s. Tap into your inner ’90s kid with a retro piece like this “D.A.R.E.” fanny pack. You can also try these neon colorblock Adidas for a sporty, throwback vibe.

Crop tops are always a go-to for warmer months. Try out a knotted v-neck crop top like this in neon yellow to bring a sexy and casual vibe to your outfit.

Athletic wear has never shied away from bringing bright colors into your wardrobe. Athleisure can be the same way! Try out this pair of neon yellow joggers for a more sporty look. Pair it with a simple white tee and you’d got yourself the perfect outfit for running errands in 2020.

Are you down for the neon trend or will you be monochromatic ’til the day you die? Let us know in the comments how you wear this trend and if there are any fun pieces we left out! Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest too.

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