Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Ashley Roberts rock the neon trend in winter

Yahoo Lifestyle
13 December 2012

Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears and Ashley Roberts have all stepped out in the neon trend recently.

Neon colours are normally worn at the height of summer, but these celebs have proved that it’s a look that can be worn all year round.

“Fashion's obsession with neon lends itself surprisingly well to cold weather wear,” said Emily O'Brien, editor of fashion and social shopping website

[Related: Top 10 ways to wear neon in winter]

"It makes perfect sense: when it's grey outside already, matching your sweater to the skies will do nothing for the beating the gloom,” she added.

But Emily told us the trick to wearing neon in winter is to wear it in small doses, unless you boast serious style confidence.

[Related: Rosamund Pike lights up the Jack Reacher red carpet in yellow Alexander McQueen dress]

“Accessories are a great starting point - try carrying a neon clutch with your favourite black dress, or adding a colour-pop necklace to a basic sweater,” she recommended.

Neon colours are actually easier to carry off than most people think, according to Emily.

“As a general rule of thumb, the darker your complexion, the more daring your colour choices can be,” she advised.

“Fairer skin tones should opt for warmer shades like orange and pink that don't drain the skin of colour like cooler shades can.

“If in doubt, the further away from your face the colour is, the easier it is to carry off - that's why a statement clutch works so well,” she said.

Inspired by neon? Check out our pick of the top 10 neon high-street buys.

Will you be adding a pop of neon to your outfit this winter? Send us your pictures over on Twitter with the #YLifeNeon.


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