Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : August 2nd 2013 Contents Friday, August 2, 2013 • Issue 99
It seems the 80s just won't go away. Neon, one of the
hottest trends of the 80s, is back with a bang and while it
hasn't become popular locally yet, we fully expect it to be
the raging hot trend of Carnival 2014. So for those of you
who dare to go bright, here are some tips on how to wear
neon courtesy fashionandbeautytrends.net.
TIP 1: In case you would like to try this look, but do not desire to
travel beyond the boundary outside your comfortable zone, stick to
hints of neon. Neon looks great in accessories. You'll find peeks
from it on sunglasses, woven into bracelets, or on the soles of some
shoes. Stick to little sections of colour for a simple method to take
TIP 2: Put it on with neutrals. Imagine an all-neutral outfit hav-
ing a neon green top -- all the focus would go to the colourful shade
and helps to make the outfit pop! Additionally, it looks effortless,
yet you will still have the ability to capture all the attention.
TIP 3: Colourblocking -- this can be a fantastic way to tackle two
trends at the same time. Considered one of my personal favourite
methods to wear this is having a neon pink top and hot red bot-
toms. Because the outfit is definitely bold, I recommend keeping
the silhouettes very fitting as well as simple.
TIP 4: For any big fashion risk-taker, all neon is really a show-
stopper! Put it on from head-to-toe within the same color family.
Consider using a neon dress with neon shoes. Be bold!
TIP 5: Lastly, make sure you enjoy it. Neon is supposed to be
crazy and wild! To mix neon coloured clothing you have to be bold. It
is very important to detach from your fear factor and enjoy. If you
are anxious while trying various outfits then your looks won't work.
You have to be open and like the experience while attempting dif-
ferent combinations pieces. Try this in front of the mirror and be-
lieve me, you will be aware when something looks great. You'll feel
great inside it and you'll be prepared to display it in public.
Has fashion gone insane of late?
I recently saw a guy wearing a pants so
tight I swear I could read the brand of under-
wear he had on printing through the back of
the pants. Not that I was watching his butt. I
was just trying to figure out how he was
managing to walk in that thing. I like good
fitting clothes too, but when it gets to the
point where you start risking gangrene from
loss of blood to your legs then I think we
need to rethink this entire fashion thing.
And has anyone noticed how pink is the
new black for guys? I remember when any
guy wearing pink was looked at out of the
corner of your eyes while comments started
about " ah always know he was like dat
since school.. We used tuh play wit G.I. Joe
and he used to want to play wit de barbie an
dem." I recently saw a guy in a hot pink shirt
so bright I thought I would go blind.
And it's not just guys either. Female cloth-
ing has gotten so androgynous that you
have to check twice before you whistle at
someone on the road. It was bad enough
when Calvin Klein started making men's
drawers for women to wear. Now they're
wearing men's shirts and pants like its noth-
ing. People. I need to know who I eyeing on
the street. Ah getting confused. Not to men-
tion ah fraid tuh push ah track until ah see
the front ah de person as ah just not sure
I know fashion goes through cycles, but
this feeling like the heavy wash cycle. I spin-
ning around so much trying to decide who to
send kiss for and who to make sure NOT to
send kiss for ah getting whiplash. Not to
mention having to walk fast to pass the per-
son to see their face before I can make a
comment. You have any idea how tiring that
is?And what is this new thing with all the
guys walking around with their shirts off
lately? Listen. Ah know yuh have six pack
an yuh proud. But have a little mercy on the
rest of us who pushing one pack nah. Mara-
cas starting to look like a Model Convention
of late. And all yuh notice how all these fel-
las suddenly have to play ball games on the
beach where they always have to stretch in
some weird stance that makes them look
like they posing for a photo shoot for GQ?
The only GQ I go be posing for these days
is GO-AWAY QUICKLY.
Don't get me wrong. I think fashion is a
great thing. I particularly love this new style
women have of wearing tops with the front
so low you could tell whether their navel is
an insie or an outie. But yuh HAVE tuh
show meh yuh bra in de process? Gosh
man. Leave a little something to the imagi-
nation nah. I recently saw a guy almost
crash his car because this girl was wearing
a jeans so low there was NO DOUBT she
thong and her bra colour was not in
doubt. I could sympathise with the man since
I almost hit a lamp post while I was walking
and gaping too. Thank God another woman
was passing who made me swing back the
other way in time to see the post coming at
At this rate ah fraid tuh see what coming
in the next few years. I going and take some
heart tablets from now yes because some-
thing tells me ah go need it.
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