When I think of neon, I think 80’s almost immediately. I picture my green neon skort paired with a hypercolor shirt with the side looped through one of those plastic dodads (how did those even come to be popular anyway?), a bright pink scrunchie and highlighter yellow laces woven threw my high-tops. While I look back and think I probably took the neon fad a bit far, I wasn’t alone. It seems everyone had a loud and proud wardrobe back then.

Fast forward twenty-five years. While soft pastels and more toned down color combos have dominated spring’s color spectrum in recent years, neon is bursting onto the scene this spring, making quite the comeback. But this is not the neon of yesteryear; this is a new neon, one that is chic, sophisticated, tasteful and very welcome.

Here are some of my favorite punchy pieces from my go-to online shopping destination, Piperlime.com.

Take your denim from blue to blinding with these green neon 7 For All Mankind crop jeans.

7 For All Mankind jeans

This Juicy Couture bracelet injects some color shock to your wrist candy.

Juicy Couture bracelet

Rebecca Minkoff’s neon mini mac bags are one of the season’s hottest accessories; but equally electric (and essential) is this peppy pink blazer with black contrast.

Rebecca Minkoff blazer

Keeping with Rebecca Minkoff (the designer can do it all!), these angle-wrap printed sandals are the perfect way to do just a touch of neon.

Rebecca Minkoff sandals

Hive & Honey’s high-voltage skinny belt can get you on the neon trend train in a cinch.

Hive & Honey belt

This curve-hugging dress from Loveappella is bold and blinding in the best way possible.

Loveappella dress


Are you totally color crushing like me?


*All images courtesy of Piperlime.com


Rachel is a Denver native, currently residing in Los Angeles. She has worked for some of fashion’s most recognizable brands and is a devoted fashionista. From trend analysis to street style to what’s next, Rachel has her finger on the pulse. Style is a lifestyle and she is living it.