Trend Spotting: the neon trend!


I am a girl who embraces neutrals. Like, they are my water. The vast majority of my wardrobe, home, and life is very safe. Very  bland.

While listening to some of my blog idols at SNAP {Jen, Lara, and Mandi} talk about trends, I realized that I needed to break out of my blah box. It is time to embrace some of the trends that are up and coming ladies! Now I’m not talking about dressing from head to toe neon. As fabulous as that sounds {not!}, to incorporate neon, the key is to adding just enough for it to make a statement, whether be in your home or with what you wear.

I’ve rounded 15 neon projects you can create to use the best touches of neon in your everyday life. Enjoy!


1. Neon Necklace from Song of Style   2. Neon Necklace DIY from What I Wore

3. Neon Clutch from Just B   4. Neon Belt from StyleCasterNews

5. Stripe Shirt from Henry Happened   6. Lace Neon Clutch from Because I’m Addicted

7. Glittered Neon Notecards from For The Love Of   8. Neon Planters from The Proper Pinwheel

9. Neon Painted Shoes from Love Maegan   10. Neon Canvas Tote from Lish!

11. Neon Cuffs from A Pair and A Spare   12. Neon Pyramid Necklace from Creme de la Craft

13. Neon Thumbtacks from Made By Girl   14. Neon Tablescape from Making It Lovely

15. Neon Manicure from Kayla Shevonne

So what do you think? Am I crazy or are you willing to take a chance on neon with me? I have loads more inspiration on all of my Pinterest boards and although I don’t have neon on my blog {yet!}, I’d love for you to head on over and say hi!

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  1. Ruth G posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:08 am (#

    I do a lot of blog stalking, so I have noticed the neon trend. I love the images that you are showing because the neon is paired with neutrals (kraft or white) and that to me looks fun! But, I’m old enough to have lived through the previous neon trend and as with any trend that returns from my former life, I shudder a little when I think of the past incarnations. The great thing is that the new forms tend to be more tolerable, so I’m sure that at some point in the future I’ll have something that’s neon, but for now I’ll maintain my bystander status and get used to the look until I feel the need to dive in! TFS!

    • Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} posted on May 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm (#

      I know exactly how you feel Ruth! I was alive for the past neon trend and I have admittedly been dragging my feet about hopping on board. The only saving grace is that it’s being paired with all those nice, safe neutrals! You should try it out!

  2. Christy posted on May 11, 2012 at 11:25 am (#

    What a fabulous roundup of neon! I have never seen any of this, off to check it out. Thanks!

    • Katie {Sweet Rose Studio} posted on May 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm (#

      I am so glad that I was able to find something new for you Christy! It was fun putting this round-up together!

  3. Allyson posted on May 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm (#

    I am LOVING the neon!

  4. Amy posted on May 12, 2012 at 12:40 pm (#

    Haha, I can’t help but think of Jessa when read this post! I think I NEED a neon necklace!!

  5. Linda Leyble posted on May 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm (#

    Hi – yes, I have seen a lot of neon lately in mostly clothing and nailpolish. But – the old neon sign might be making a comeback also. I was recently at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase and in the “Teen’s Hang Out Room,” which was adorable – there was a neon sign saying “You Only Live Once” above a seating area. I will be blogging about that room soon (I did Part 1 on my blog already). I had to split it up – there was so much to see!

    Thanks for posting…your blog is wonderful,