April 8, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style, Trend Watch

Trend Watch | Neon Mom

By now, you’ve probably heard that neon is a big trend for spring.ย  But can moms wear neon?

According to my 8 year-old daughter, the answer is no.

When I picked up this highlighter yellow shirt a few days ago, my youngest daughter Ava said “I hope you’re buying that for Aubrey (her 14 year-old sister), because there’s no such thing as a ‘neon mom’.”

Well, Ava, I beg to differ. ๐Ÿ™‚

[Military Jacket:ย  Kohl’s (similar)/Tee:ย  Forever 21 (similar)/Necklace:ย  Forever 21/Jeans:ย  Target/Sandals:ย  Target (similar)]

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It’s Your Turn:ย  Are you a neon mom too?ย  How are you incorporating neon into your spring looks?ย  Tell me in the comments!

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  • I love it! I am going to get some neon for spring for sure! I love it, my girls like to comment on my fashion as well…

  • Oh gosh…Ava would flip if she saw my wardrobe…it practically glows in the dark!

    I love yellow on you! And I love the military jacket paired with your yellow :).

  • Love the outfit. The yellow looks great with the army green.

  • Betsy

    oh YES! Love the neon! Paired it with a pair or white jeans just yesterday! (Orange in my case) Can you tell me what “style” those jeans are? I need a pair of boyfriend jeans but on a budget!


    • Alison

      Hi Betsy! Those jeans are the Mossimo brand skinny boyfriend jean from Target. I bought them a size bigger so they would be slouchier. They are my new favorite jeans and only $24.99!

  • Saxon

    LOVE your outfit! The army jacket with the neon is fantastic. I was wearing a neon pink tee the other day. My husband said, “Boy, you’re bright. I can hardly look at you.” LOL We can count on our family members for honesty, can’t we? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • The second I saw your picture I knew Shay would be commenting about your neon! Well, you know I LOVE the military jacket….and you look great in your neon yellow!

  • Yes, I am a neon mom! You rocked this look and I love your hair up like this. My seven year old is pretty rough with me too when it comes to fashion ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I disagree with Ava (although she sounds adorable) – you are rocking the neon!!!

  • Haha, laughing about your daughter’s comment ๐Ÿ˜‰
    You look gorgeous in neon and you styled it “down” (in the best way!) with your khaki jacket and jeans. Love your look.

    I wore a hint of neon here

    Lady of Style

  • Emily

    I love your outfit! I have a serious thing for military jackets and the neon yellow is perfect with yours. You look great!

  • Oh my goodness, I love this and a neon mom.. yes! I just bought a pink one & now I want a yellow too. The military jacket is great!

  • ahahahaha! That’s hilarious! Me and my sisters have kind of done the opposite–we’ve encourage my Mom over the years to start dressing in current fashions, and it worked! ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Neon Mom!!! That jacket makes it amazing. And LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! xoxo jules

  • The pop of color is so great for spring, I think! And I am so envious of those gorgeous cherry blossoms behind you in your photos…

  • Great outfit! Love the background too.


  • yay for blossoms and bright tees!

  • LOL @ your daughter’s answer!!! Her verdict may be no, but you totally are rocking neon!! Love this jacket too! Hope you are having a wonderful day! ANd good luck with Wallis!
    Style Delights Blog

  • I love this look on you! And that top knot is great ๐Ÿ™‚ You are one stylin’ momma! voted for you!

  • Love your daughter’s comment! They’re brutally honest, aren’t they?
    Can you get any prettier? You really look to be around 20 something….serious envy!
    I adore your look! Perfect for a spring weekend!

  • Lisa DeAngelo

    What a great look! I noticed that many of your jeans some from Target and I was curious what sytle/fit worked best for you? Good Luck with Wallis~ I voted for you!!

    Thank you,

  • Katie

    I am loving neon yellow lately! I love your topknot and boyfriend jeans. You look great!

    Style Diary

  • I totally think moms can wear neon. We can wear anything we want to. Love your outfit. I’m doing a link up this Thursday April 11. Show me your favorite spring trend. Woudl love it if you joined. I’m also giving away a $300 gift card to Gap. Check it out.



  • Oof. I just can’t go there. Living through neon in the 80’s was enough for me.

    THOUGH I do wear some neon when I’m running, but that’s mostly so I don’t get run over.

  • This outfit looks fantastic on you!

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  • LOVE that color on you and especially paired w the military inspired jacket. Perfect casual look!

  • Great outfit. I especially like it paired with your army jacket! I’d love if you’d link up to My Style Monday! http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/04/my-style-monday_8.html

  • Even a simple t shirt can be stunning if in a right color!


  • So funny! i love it. The other day when I wore my Prabal Gurung for Target sweatshirt my daughter said “do you think you are a hip-hop rapper now?” hahaha

  • moms can TOTALLY wear neon!!! love this ๐Ÿ™‚
    brooke @ what2wear

  • i think everyone can get away with a little neon!

  • I wrote a post for Momtends on neon for moms! It’s a big DO in my book and you’ve proved that here. LOVE!

  • Marie

    Love that bun! Gorgeous!

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

  • okay seriously… you have amazing photos!!! I love all of these!! I found your blog via blog hop! I am your newest follower and canโ€™t wait to see your upcoming posts! Follow me back at http://www.unpredictableandchic22.blogspot.com!
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  • Hahaha your kid is so funny & smart. But she is wrong….we all can wear neon & you are looking sweet & lovely in it !!! I finally got my Wallis dress…..hope you could check it out & lemme know what u think Alison!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Yo look gorgeous! Heck yes, moms can wear neon! Your daughter cracks me up though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow!! GORGEOUS! You look so pretty!!!

  • Your daughter is too funny. I agree with you that you are not too old for neon. Love it with the cargo jacket!


  • Well I think you proved her wrong, now didn’t you? I love this look!
    With Luck Blog

  • So pretty! I love the yellow with those purple flowers in the background. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Moms can totally wear neon! You look great!! : )


  • You look great in neon! You definitely proved her wrong!

  • I beg to differ too. You look fabulous! I love this look!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  • Yellow is always in style, no matter your age or anything else. It reminds me of sunshine.

  • LOVE everything about this outfit. And to think few short months ago I couldn’t care less about neon! You look radiant.

  • p.s.: neon moms rule!

  • Me? Not so much, but like Al Pacino said “I’m just getting started.” Lots of summer to try it, but I wonder if it’s OK to be a neon-granny? Perhaps away from the face.
    But you look fabulous. Of course, the khaki jacket, classic jeans and sandals took it down a notch, but I can see it with print skinnies and silver flats, perhaps … ow a swingy summer skirt?
    Your daughters have no idea how lucky they are to have your genes!

  • I am a huge fan of neon yellow. Love this outfit and how you styled it.

  • I have a neon yellow shirt that I have been wearing too many days a week. :p Of course mom’s can carry this trend, who doesn’t love seeing colors on people around them. Bright colors = bright smiles!

  • neon is definitely one of my favorite trends – it’s so fun to wear!

  • These Target jeans look amazing on you! I bought them, then returned. Couldn’t decide if they were good on me. Thanks for linking up for Thursday Target Threads!

  • Hi! I found your blog through Agi’s linkup today and the giveaway. I am in love with this yellow top + boyfriend jeans combo! Your daughters sound hilarious, but they probably just want to borrow from your closet, right? =) I am following you on Bloglovin now, and would really appreciate if you can check out my blog too when you have a chance:



    Thanks so much!


  • Fierce & Fashionable

    Oh my gosh, I honestly love this outfit! It looks so comfy yet pretty and simple.


    Fierce & Fashionable

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  • I love this!! So casual yet so chic! Love the boyfriend jeans and the military jacket!

    xo, Kenya

  • You look FANTASTIC! Plus love the pink tree behind you … its PERFECT for spring! pippa

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