STYLE ADVICE: Keep It (Minty) Fresh

STYLE ADVICE: Keep It (Minty) Fresh

Bring on the sun, the outdoor gatherings, and the good vibes, am I right? In anticipation of all of this upcoming hubbub, we need to start thinking about how we can take our summer wardrobes to the next level. Yup, it’s time to crawl out of fashion hibernation, and what better way to wake up your style than to pop a little pastel into your look?

If you know me, you know that I’m notorious for neutrals, especially black…the antithesis of pastel, as some might say. So why am I, of all people, sitting here writing about why you should wear some color? I must be out of my mind, right? (Don’t actually answer that.) Fashion trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has predicted that black will start to decline in popularity sometime in the near future and that there will be a revival of color. I may or may not have wallowed in sadness for a few days after hearing this, but with a few tissues and a brief reevaluation of my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that color isn’t all that bad! I’ll admit that I do feel a little extra bubbly when I’m wearing a bright color. I’ve also noticed that people tend to throw more compliments to those wearing a standout color—and we could all use a good boost to the ego here and there.

Adding a hint of pastel into your outfit is a fantastic way to ensure that you’ll be looking fresh, whether it’s a light cardigan, a tank, or even a piece of jewelry. Pastel pants, however, are a whole other ball game. In my opinion, you have to have some serious cahunas to pull them off, and this Fashionisto rocks them like no other! As he wisely advises, “One outrageous piece in your outfit is daring, two is ridiculous,” aka don’t let yourself look like an Easter egg! That’s why his mint pants were tastefully paired with a solid navy blue short sleeve button-down shirt as well as a classic silver watch.

So as for the style advice? Follow this Fashionisto’s lead and don’t underestimate the power of pastels this summer while you keep it (minty) fresh.