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How Redheads Can Wear: Neon

Learn to Rock Neon Like a Redhead

We’ve talked a lot on our “How to Wear” series about how redheads can rock different colors. We’ve talked about finding the right shades for your red hair and skin tone, how to pair colors together and so much more. What haven’t we talked about? Neon. We aren’t talking 1980s neon, we’re talking cute, trendy, bold pieces in fun neon colors. Neon is a staple for spring and summer and if you think it’s outdated, you’ve got it wrong. Here’s how to rock neon, stay trendy, and step out of your comfort zone: 

What is Neon?

We refer to colors as neon when they appear as the most extreme, brightest version of a color. These colors are bold, bright, and noticeable. Primary and secondary colors can all be neon, but you’re probably most familiar with colors like neon yellow, neon green, neon orange, and neon pink. For the purpose of this topic, we’re calling anything in its brightest, most saturated state, neon. 

How Can Redheads Rock it?

Like all the other colors we’ve talked about in the “How to Wear” series, everyone has their own opinion on neons, and some redheads love them, while some redheads hate them. Neon has had a particularly bad rap for fair-skinned redheads because some people think it’s too harsh against their skin. We think neon looks amazing on all skin tones, and it’s more about confidence. Even some of your favorite celebs rock neon! But if you’re hesitant about adding that extra bold color, here’s a few ways we think redhead can embrace the neon glow.

Just Be Bold

Neon is a statement, and you’ve got to be feeling a little bold to wear it. Being bold might not come easy to you, but you’ve got to fake it until you make it. For many redheads, our vibrant hair is enough to make us stand out. But adding some neon to your wardrobe is the perfect way to elevate things to the next level. 

Use it as an Accent Color

If you’re just getting into neon colors, start small. Adding a pop of neon to an all-black outfit is a great way to get started. Not only will the black make the neon pop, but you won’t feel like a walking neon sign.

Add an Animal Print

Ready to step out of your comfort zone a little more? Pair your neons with an animal print. It’s bold, it’s fun, it’s trendy, and its a great way to get your neutrals in without feeling boring. 

Try Something Monochromatic

If you want to feel chic, there’s nothing better than a monochromatic look, and a neon one is fire. There’s something about dressing in all one color that makes your outfit look super purposeful and like you really know what you’re doing. Feeling a little skittish about neon? Try going all out, you might feel off but you won’t look it.

Mix & Match

Ready to elevate your neon game all the way to the top? Let’s take the color pairing tools we’ve learned from the What to Wear Series and apply it to our neons! Pairing different bold shades together will give you an awesome look.

We Also Love “Not So” Neons

Still not sure about this whole neon business? Try some colors we’re calling “not so neon”. Things like magenta, chartreuse, and royal blue. These colors are bold and beautiful but they are a little more toned down than classic neons.

Rock it like a Redhead! 


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