It's possibly the one thing you never thought you'd hear anyone say - least of all yourself. Suddenly, though, you're all about neon jeans. And yes, it's very much 2012, thank you very much. The newest crop of neon jeans fortunately don't scream "'80s reject!" - nor will they have you hanging your head in shame a year from now.
If you're going to do neon, do it right! Embrace the look with fervor and slip into a pair of amazing Rag & Bone/JEAN The Leggings
($187) in a shade of yellow so brazen, it would put your highlighter to shame. It's definitely electric, but you can make it work with a plain white tee and neutral heels. (Tip: avoid black - traffic sign-chic is best avoided at all costs.)
Seen on the likes of Kate Middleton and Molly Sims, orange jeans very obviously have a place in women's fashion - they're an intriguing and sort of quirky combination of fearless and downright adorable. These Cheap Monday Zip Low Jeans
($65) offer an affordable option for those inspired by the Duchess' recent field hockey stint (she looked almost absurdly cute with sneakers and a gray sweatshirt).
You prefer your jeans blue, but you're willing to test the waters - within reason. If that describes your spring denim desires to a T, then take a peek at these J Brand Neon Twill Midrise Pants
($187). Their aquatic hue adds a splash of fun color to your daily ensembles, but they aren't completely out of control. Wallflowers, this is the neon jean for you!
Forget about the amazing fit and sexy cut. It's the fabulous shade of ultra-hot neon pink that sets 7 For All Mankind The Skinny Jeans
($169) apart from the rest. If you know denim, you know 7s are worth the investment - they're comfortable and so chic, with the kind of staying power that assures you'll never regret them. And these stunners will definitely earn a few compliments, too!
Style tip: Don't overdo it with the neon. Restraint is key! Pair your unabashedly bold jeans with something simple on top - a basic T-shirt or a white tank with a crisp blazer, for example. The neutral-neon combination just works
. In fact, the old "everything else in moderation" adage, from your makeup to your shoes, really applies here. It's one of the few fashion rules we appreciate - unless, of course, your goal is to look like Jem. (Can't say we blame you there. She was truly outrageous, after all.)