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Neon styles: Why we love it

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Trend alert: Bright is back

Neon brights are back in a big way and poised to become one of this summer’s hottest trends. From lips to eyes to nails, we’ve been seeing day-glo glam everywhere, and now this eye-catching color trend is making its way to clothing and accessories. Get your fill of fluorescents with these hot summer looks.

Trend alert: Bright is back
Trend alert: Bright is backNeon abstract

If you're going to wear neon, go subtle rather than all-over day-glo. This high-waisted neon print skirt (Delia's, $35) is a flirty, fun addition to your summer wardrobe. Basic black is covered in abstract swaths of bright yellow, orange, pink and blue.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon shades

Sunglasses need not be boring. Go bold with these '80s-inspired neon sunglasses (Urban Outfitters, $10) with bright pink frames and yellow arms. They also come with purple frames and orange arms so you can always get both pairs to add variety.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon belt

Prepare to get noticed in this blinding Jil Sander belt in an electric shade of orange (Net-a-Porter.com, $175). The PVC belt is an on-trend way to perk up a neutral outfit and a good way to wear neon without going over the top. We suggest using this piece to add a pop of color to a basic black dress.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon heels

We're going gaga for day-glo in these vibrant, open-toe platform heels (Mod Cloth, $90) in a punchy shade of pink. Not only will these bright beauties add some pep to your step -- they'll give your summer style a serious dose of color.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon clutch

It's not every day that a clutch this cute comes along -- and in an electric shade of blue, no less. We'll be adding some much-needed neon to our roster of summer purses with this Vivienne Westwood color block clutch (Zappos Couture, $500).

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon tank

Nothing says summer like a super-soft, go-anywhere tank top you can throw on with cutoffs. Make it neon, and you've got yourself a sale. We're loving this semi-sheer neon tank (Urban Outfitters, $34) with drapey fit and scoop neck that's perfect for when the humidity really hits.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon frock

An easy, breezy summer dress you can wear from the office to a patio party is essential. You won't be disappointed with this silk Rebecca Taylor cami dress (Revolve Clothing, $283) in neon pink. We love the halter neck, front pockets and, of course, the hot hue.

Trend alert: Bright is backNeon timepiece

You might need sunglasses when you check the time on this oh-so-bright green watch (Endless.com, $150). Sport this '80s-inspired accessory when you feel like having fun with your look or if you need to spice up basic black or another neutral ensemble.

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