STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Light Breeze, Light Blue

As summer arrives, it’s time to remove the monochromatic clothing from your wardrobe and incorporate a pop of color into your outfit again. But the bolder, brighter and more electric colors in summer clothes are being offset by another trend this year. It looks like pastel colors are here to stay for many summer 2015 collections! Pastel colors are typically considered as sweeter and more feminine colors, but that stereotypical association has slowly begun to dissipate since its incorporation into men’s fashion in recent years. Pastels are a great choice if you want to add some color to your outfit, but in a softer, subtler manner. Arguably, its softer tones make them more versatile to coordinate with timeless staples; they are more easily used to create clean outfits whilst avoiding embarrassing color clashes.

This outfit’s primary use of pastel blues creates a very relaxed look that evokes summer’s clear skies and relaxing blue seas. The light cotton fabric of his J.Crew broken-in pocket T-shirt echoes the softness of the pastel, and it makes staying and looking cool a breeze. He matches this pastel pocket T-shirt with a pair of J.Crew shorts in an even lighter shade of blue. Very thin, subtle lines cover his striped shorts for a very nautical feel. This Fashionisto breaks apart the softer colors and preppy vibe with a rich hue of navy blue accented on his pocket and shoes.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I think everyone should dress in their own cool and unique way. But if you see a cool outfit you saw some celeb wear, I say go for it too. In the end, it’s whatever you wear that makes you happy that matters.”