Whether on the runway, caught by street style photographers or on Instagram feeds, neon heels are arguably the perfect pop of colour come autumn
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We've been green with accessory envy scrolling through our Instagram feeds as of late. Classic neon colours were spotted on the fashion crowd attending the Nordic fashion weeks, inspiring us to update our footwear for asap. Tennis ball greens, tangerine oranges and fluorescent pinks are just a few of the colours to choose from when embracing the technicolour trend.
Renowned shoe brands like The Attico and Amina Muaddi were some of the first to introduce shoes in neon shades. The latest addition to the trend is the hyped Emili Sindlev and Bettina Vermillon collaboration. The neon green, crocodile-embossed knee-high boots have been seen on some of the region's most fashion-forward tastemakers – from our very own handbag expert Marianne Theodorsen to Hanna Schönberg and Emili Sindlev herself.
But how do you best style the neon heel? If you find the rave-like shade intimidating, a little restraint can go a long way. Think of the shoe as a way to dot the proverbial outfit I. A neon shoe will pop against a basic black dress or neutral tailoring, giving a muted look some pizzazz. If the look feels disjointed with just the one eye-catching accessory, a scarf or nail polish in the same colour family can help tie things together.
On the other hand, if you're feeling more daring, lose any sartorial restraints or reservations and go all in. A head-to-toe look in highlighter hues work surprisingly well.
Prada spring/summer 2022. Photo: Vogue Runway
Another new shoe to note is Prada's collection of covetable kitten heels for spring/summer 2021. The tangerine slingback pump has since populated our Instagram feeds and there's no doubt that the shoe has massive staying power. Taking some styling notes from the fashion set – from Josefine HJ to TyLynn Nguyen – for autumn we plan to pair them with everything from mini skirts to soft suiting.
Below, we've gathered our favourite shoes in our favourite shades.
45mm logo-plaque slingback pumps
Livvi III leather sandals
Les Mules Carrés Ronds shearling sandals
Feather dot sandals
Devon patent leather sandals
Holli PVC slingback pumps
Caroline 95mm mules
La Medusa shearling mules