Nothing says #extra than anything glow-in-the-dark. You may look ordinary in the daytime but you go inside a dimly-lit room, you’re the center of attention in the best way. If you’re still a little iffy about putting on anything that’ll make you glow, Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton might tempt you to give in.
The other day, Saint Laurent shut every other Paris Fashion Week show down with its neon disco-themed runway. Anthony Vaccarello’s collection featured neon orange and green stilettos, as well as dresses with glowing feather-trimmed dresses. Accessories like shades and handbags were also glowing at the dim venue.
And during Louis Vuitton’s S/S ’19 showcase last January, Virgil Abloh debuted a glow-in-the-dark monogram bag. According to W Magazine, it looked like it was lit up by fiber-optic lights, meaning that it’ll give off a neon glow anytime. Still, the Internet went crazy for them.
With the summer season happening soon here in the Philippines, expect parties of every kind, including one that might require you to wear neon. But if you’re someone who doesn’t mind turning a few heads on a regular day, we’ve got you covered.
Maison Margiela Neon Stretch-Mesh Bodysuit
What’s great about this bodysuit is that you can throw on a coat or blazer on it for a work look, then you can easily switch to a party outfit at night. Also, you won’t necessarily glow in the dark when you wear this, but blacklights will make definitely make you stand out. Available on Net-a-Porter.
UV Glow Worm Black Light Reactive Strapless Tube Dress
This trippy bodycon dress has bright prints that instantly glow when lit with a UV blacklight. It’s made from lycra spandex which will emphasize your natural curves. Wear this with metallic heels to complete the effect. Available on Etsy.
Glowsource LED Diamond Bling Rings
Speaking of parties, come prepared with an obnoxiously big diamond ring—not a real one though, but lit by LED lights. This one from Glowsource comes in a 24-piece pack with assorted shapes. So you can choose from a square-cut or round diamond, and a heart. Available online.
Toms Alpargata Slip On
For the astrology lovers out there, this slip on is for you. It’s designed with all the zodiac constellations and glows in the dark. The canvas itself comes in a dark color while the doodles are colorful, making them stand out even when they’re not glowing. Available at Rustan’s Makati.
Adidas Pureboost Ltd
Many fitness buffs opt for workout attire with reflective strips. If you already have some pieces, add this Adidas pair to your wardrobe. The Pureboost Ltd is best for running and has a glow-in-the-dark knit upper. It also has a molded heel counter that gives you a “natural fit that allows optimal movement of the Achilles.” Available at Uptown Mall.
Zara Glow-in-the-Dark Heart Pyjamas
Okay, we couldn’t help but include a PJ set for your little ones too. This one from Zara includes a long-sleeved top and printed trousers. The print on the top, which is a rainbow heart, glows in the dark. Go cop this and make your kid and/or niece happy. Available at Power Plant Mall.
H&M 2-Pack Hair Clips
Just so you know, we’re keeping these clips in mind for Halloween seven months from now. They’re shaped like skeleton hands with pink ribbons on them, and are said to be glow-in-the-dark. You can either give this to the little ones at home, or you can wear these just because. Available at SM Makati.
Medusa’s Makeup Neon Warrior
If you’re going to a neon party, you should go all-out with your makeup. We suggest considering these loose powder pigments from Medusa’s Makeup. These are “black light reactive and particularly visually striking for photo shoots and live events.” Feel free to use these as eyeshadows or mix them with face oil for your graphic liner needs. Available on Calyxta.
Solique UV-Glow Top Coat
Turn your regular manicure into a glowing dream with this top coat. All you need to do is apply this after the clear top coat. This’ll come off clear, but when you put your nails under UV light, you’ll see the magic. Ugh, I need 10 of this. Available online.
LUXO Luminous Effect Fluorescent Hard Phone Case
Give your phone some glowy love too. LUXO’s line of phone cases include various animal designs, from an adorable cat to a fierce tiger. The design and the greenish colors also add a hypnotizing effect. Available on Lazada.
Art by Marian Hukom
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