First I thought there was no way that 80s fashion could ever be embraced as trendy ever again. Oh but it did and I admit that I happily part took feeling trendy and beautiful the whole way through. They lured us in with the simplicity of leggings thinking oh it’s just leggings we all loved the comfort of leggings paired with a loose tunic right? Then unknowingly somehow we woke up to big plastic jewelry, the shine of sequins, the lure of lace and yes our mom’s extreme shoulder pads. That had to be the end of it right? Nope that was only the begining. We are continuing onward into the bright 90s of our childhood. In Fresh Prince, 90210 and Saved By the Bell style we brought back the unthinkable – NEON.
When I first saw it, I was flabbergasted. I remember being so proud of my neon yellow leggings that matched perfectly (in my 9 year old mind) with my bright purple Beauty and the Beast oversize t-shirt, which I wore with a big neon yellow scrunchie. Oh those were the days. The days I thought we would bury and forget. But no NEON, especially pink and yellow are back in a big mainstream way this season and contrary to my original reaction I really like it. I may regret this in year’s to come but I support the slew of neon dresses, summer shoes, accessories etc… that are hitting stores. We’ve even taken on a few in our store and they’re doing really well with the fashionistas of LA! Come embrace the Neons here!