During the hot summer months, its often difficult to put together a formal outfit without looking stuffy and sweaty. Dark colors often look out of place and boring. Lightweight bold color pieces are the perfect solution to this situation. Lightweight materials and beautiful bold colors embody the easiness and carefree feel of summer.

When I first saw this Fashionisto walking the streets of New York City, I was instantly drawn to his bold blue pants. These lightweight blue pants from Vineyard Vines make for a perfect look. He paired these great pants with an awesome blue and brown gingham button-down. The blues in the shirt complement the main piece of the outfit—the pants, perfectly. To finish off this look, he added a brown belt and shoes from Cole Haan.

This Fashionisto’s look can be worn for a number of different summer events, such as on a dinner date and to graduation parties. It can be either dressed up or down. By switching the shoes with either a boat shoe or flip flop, you can bring a more relaxed vibe to outfit. The same can be done to dress it up just by adding a big faced watched. That can add a classic feel.

How To: The key to creating the perfect summer look lies in choosing bright colored pieces, not just bold blues! Bright colors can brighten up a whole outfit. Fashionistos and Fashionistas can try this by adding either bright colored pieces such as shoes or a shirt!