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posted by Kate McCart

The 80s are back… in a good way! Neon is this seasons hottest trend, but it’s not the leg warmer/ leotard type of neon that you remember – it  has taken on a more sophisticated, fresh and fun role in the wardrobe. From the runway, to the red carpet and to the streets, it’s a trend that can be conveyed in many ways with colours including pink, citrus yellow, electric blue and lime green.  And as the weather heats up this summer, we turn up the colour in neon dresses, shorts, swimwear and accessories.

It’s easy to go overboard with this trend and end up looking like an 80s fashion victim so always keep in mind the golden rule: less is more. Follow the tips from our inspiration and stick to one hot hue and mix it back with neutrals or colour block with two neon colours like yellow and pink. If you’re still not convinced that this look won’t make you look like a tacky late night burger shop sign, try injecting a small amount into your look through accessories, or colour your nails in your favourite hue.

This trend can be daunting at first, but summer is the perfect time to experiment and have fun with your dressing. So mix and match until you find a look that reflects your personality and remember this trend is a way to brighten up your day! At Surfstitch, anything that makes our day that little bit brighter is a win for us.

Shop our favourites at SurfStitch!


1. Ladakh Transition Dress – Citrus. 2. Piper Lane Loverays Cutout Crossback Dress – Royal. 3. Anna and Boy Acid Yellow Happy Sun Dress – Acid Yellow.

Shorts & Jeans

1. Insight Neon Low Roller Short – Neon Orange. 2. Billabong Hopeless Romantic Shorts – Passion Pop. 3. Ziggy Sticks and Bones Jean – Mauvelous.


1. Zimmerman Frill Bra Separate Top – Aqua. 2. 2 Chillies Plain A-B Cutaway Balconette – Pink. 3. Hurley Block Party Tie Side Separate Pant – Yellow Black.


1. Quay Eyewear 1449 Sunglasses – Jelly Lime. 2. Sole Society Womens Philly Wedge – Patent Neon Yellow. 3. Rip Curl Alana Watch – Turquoise.


1. Lorna Jane Karin Excel Tank – Shocking Pink. 2. Lorna Jane Sahara Bra – Neon Spearmint. 3. Lorna Jane Ash Excel Tank – Viola.