It’s been what feels like years of minimalism, beige basics and dainty gold jewellery as the frontrunners of fashion, but now bright, bold highlighter hues are finally taking the top spot as we venture into a new post-pandemic era.
While loungewear has been our uniform over the past year, we’re now seeing a welcome transition to the exact opposite – namely neon tailoring.
Balenciaga’s SS21 featured neon green and hot pink tailored suits, while Balmain’s neon yellow double-breasted blazer and The Attico’s neon mules both became instant sell outs in recent months. Meanwhile stars Hailey Bieber and Leonie Hanne made the look much more wearable when they stepped out in neon blazers, leading to a surge in searches.
As a result, Lyst report an increase in searches for neon blazers over the past month, with pageviews for keywords ‘neon’, ‘bright’ and ‘colorful’ tailored blazers increasing by 22% collectively.
While the idea of wearing neon might feel a little nerve wracking, the bright blazer is probably one of the easiest ways to wear colour. Teamed with a pair of slouchy jeans or with a simple LBD, it’s a sure-fire way to give level up a look. Then, you can work up to wearing the look head-to-toe if you wish.
Here are 9 neon blazers to get you started, with options from Zara, Arket, River Island and more.
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Oversized Blazer, £59.99, Zara – buy now
Hot pink is the colour of 2021, so kill two birds with one stone with this oversized jacket from Zara.
Longline Tailored Suit Jacket, now £99, Jigsaw – buy now
Orange flatters nearly all skin tones and this longline blazer is on sale now too.
Blair Laser Yellow Blazer, £263, Aggi at Wolf & Badger – buy now
If you’re brave enough, go for this bright yellow neon blazer from Aggi. We adore it.
Team this pink blazer with contrasting trousers for a look with maximum impact.
Twill Blazer, £165, Arket – buy now
While this green isn’t strictly neon, it will add a welcome pop of colour to your wardobe.
Tailored Blazer With Pockets, £79.99, Zara – buy now
Zara’s colourful SS21 range also offers this softer orange blazer.
Blue Long Sleeve Blazer, £65, River Island – buy now
While this bright blue blazer makes a style statement all on its own, it also comes with matching shorts.
Tailored Long Sleeve Cropped Blazer, now £33.60, Nasty Gal – buy now
Sold as part of Emili Sindlev’s edit for Nasty Gal, this cropped blazer is on sale now.
Tailored Jacket, now £70, French Connection – buy now
This colourful jacket would look great with a tan and it’s half price now.
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