Would you wear next season's controversial trend? I'm still not sure

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Blake Lively, Rita Ora and Kim Kardashian have both endorsed this new trend for AW18, and it's dividing opinion. I'm referring to the neon trend. Yep, it's back with a vengeance, after four years on the sideline (it was huge for SS14, and let's not forget last season's Balenciaga sock boots).

Blake opted for a lime green Versace suit while promoting her new film in New York this week, while Kim Kardashian has been exclusively wearing brights for the past couple weeks, from a hot pink Yeezy dress to lemon Versace maxi and even a lime green wig to match her Lamborgini (because why not?).

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On the catwalk, Prada, Versace, Marni and Moschino all had flashes of colour in their collections, and now the high-street is following suit, a sure sign that the trend is going to be big next season.

With that in mind, here are a few neon buys that are available to buy now.

Shop now: PRADA Bow-embellished neon silk-organza top for £640 from Net-A—Porter

Shop now: Neon Yellow Denim Skirt for £29 from Topshop

Shop now: Alexander Wang neon mules for £212 from The Outset

Shop now: Tibi belt for £73.62 from shopbop

Shop now: Markus Lupfer Blue Glitter Sunglasses With Neon Pink Coloured Lens for £78 from ASOS

I'll be honest, I'm still on the fence with this one, and the head-to-toe look isn't for me - or most people I reckon. That said, perhaps a touch of highlighter pink or lime, on say a pair of earrings or bag, might be a nice way to ease into it without going overboard.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.