One of the Spring 2012 trends I am loving is the resurgence of Neon. I've gotten quite a few neon pieces and I am looking for more. Neon works well with last year's and this year's trend of color-blocking, which I love, love, love.
Coincidentally, I just watched the 80's cult classic movie, "Xanadu," at my best friend's place. Her 3 1/2 year-old daughter is obsessed with the movie and soundtrack, which at the time I viewed it, was Sabine's eighth viewing. I don't blame her. That movie, although a flop at the time, has become a classic 80's flick that well represents the fashion and the trends of the time of neon, bright colors, loose and billowy clothing, vintage, and alternative retro-representation of previous decades. The movie revolves around the opening of a fabulous roller skating rink which was a HUGE American past-time of the 80's.
The movie "Xanadu," featuring the glamorous and always beautiful Olivia Newton John, is a cornucopia of neon inspiration. From the clothing/costuming, the visual effects, and movie sets, no other movie will inspire you to wear today's fashion flashback of neon. Even the original 80's version of "Tron" doesn't compare.
Here is a little taste of the movie.
Here are some neon pieces to wear now from Asos.com