Easy to Wear Neon Outfit Ideas

Color makes you look alive, and if you are wearing neon – electric! Look at how these over 40 style bloggers rock the neon trend.

yellow neon pants and black crocheted top - How to Wear Neon

Neon with an Urban Vibe

Carmen is a 50+ style blogger who wanted an outfit that would do double duty for her trip to New York City. It had to be casual but a little trendy, and it had to be versatile enough to style a few different ways. These neon yellow jeans and T-shirts worn with a black vest and shoes fit the bill.

This is a look with a stand-out style. It’s got a relaxed, urban vibe. To see more of Carmen’s outfits and read about her adventures, visit her blog Fashionable Over 50.
Orange Neon Wrap Dress

Elegant Neon

Today’s neon looks are a far cry from the neon punk rock looks of the 80s. Neon can be unexpectedly elegant and classy.

Annette proves that this striking, neon orange wrap dress works well with her warm skin tone. Subtle accessories and nude shoes balance out the intense hue. Check out her blog, Lady of Style, to see more of  Annette’s elegant personal style.

Yellow neon high heeled sandals worn with electric blue pants

Creative Neon

If you aren’t ready to dive into neon, you can get your feet wet slowly by adding a neon accessory to a neutral outfit. In this case, Trina has gone one step further and paired some funky, acid-yellow heels with bright, cobalt blue pants for a color-blocked look that is creative and dramatic. Visit her blog, Tea Time with Trina, to see more of Trina’s fun and colorful style.


neon yellow blouse and shoes with black suit

Black With Neon 

If you are a traditional type who wants a playful look, then a basic black suit worn with neon yellow heels and a bow-tie blouse is something you may want to try. To see more of Miriam’s unique over 40 styles, visit her blog, See By Miriam.


neon yellow clutch and belt worn by over 40 fashion blogger

Neon Accessories

Michelle, a 49-year-old style blogger from Australia, elevates her gray monochrome outfit with pops of color in a neon belt and clutch. Neon accessories are a colorful way to break up solid colors, especially neutrals such as gray, black, and white. Take a look at Michelle’s blog Retro Chic Mama for more styling ideas.

Thanks, ladies, for brightening up the week in these electrifying colors. If you want to know more about how to incorporate the neon trend into your wardrobe, you can read my post on the Dos and Don’ts for Wearing Neon.

I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to include the #fabulousafter40  HASHTAG on your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!

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2 thoughts on “Easy to Wear Neon Outfit Ideas

  1. Just wondering, I am 5 ‘4’ barely, and def. a pear shape.. tiny waist, bigger thighs, and hips…about 135pds…can I still pull off wearing shirt dresses with leggings? Or will the longer top etc., make me look shorter and stumpier? Thanks.

    1. Hi Novell,
      Pear-shaped figures can wear a shirtdress. Choose one that is wider at the bottom instead of falling straight down. You don’t want it tight across your hips. You can belt it or buy one with a drawstring waist. Short sleeves will also draw the eye up and away from your hips. Check out this post and look at the navy shirtdress I show.
      Also, since you are short, keep your shirtdress above the knee. You will look taller if you choose a dark shirtdress with dark leggings. So, for example, a navy shirt dress with black leggings will make you look taller than a bright pink shirt dress with black leggings. I hope that helps. Cheers! Deborah

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