Ask a Stylist: Is Neon Still In?


Q: Is neon is still in style or should I ditch all of my neon clothing and accessories? 

A: Short answer: No, but who cares. And now for the long answer …

Neon kind of had its moment in the sun already but that doesn’t mean you need to shy away from it completely. My philosophy as a stylist is this, if you love it and it looks good – then it’s in style.

When the neon trend was in full swing, I had a ton of it. Now that it’s kind of over, the trendier neon pieces in my closet are gone but the good pieces are there to stay. For example I have this one fabulous Balenciaga neon lace top that’s isn’t going anywhere. Would I seek out new neon pieces? No, probably not but again it's all up to your personal preference.

If you are still loving certain neon pieces in your wardrobe, then pair them with neutrals and treat it as a fabulous pop of color. I mean, who can get mad at a pop of color?

A few neon + neutral combinations that I am loving right now … highlighter yellow and white, neon green and olive green, shocking pink and gray, and finally vibrant orange with navy.

Lauren Messiah, is a Los Angeles based stylist and the creator of, a blog about designer deals, the hottest trends, and Lauren’s life as a fashion stylist.Lauren styles some of Hollywood’s most successful women in entertainment, celebrities, fashion editorials, and national ad campaigns. Lauren has been featured in Marie Claire, Vogue Italia, Grazia, WWD, OK! Magazine and Health Magazine.