August 19th, 2015 at 2:00am

Summertime offers a great excuse to break out bright, neon colors. They stand out vividly in the sun and add to the fun-loving atmosphere that comes with the season. Let’s say summer hasn’t been as sunny as you hoped, instead leaving you with plenty of gray clouds and rain. Should you still don those neon colors? Actually, another great option would be to bring out the pastels! Primarily used in springtime, pastels can be a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit without being too harsh on the eye during dull weather.

This Fashionista has the right idea! She is featuring a pale peach baby doll top over some white shorts. On her feet, she is wearing cool platform sneakers with gold detailing on the top. Her look is simple and sweet, yet sensible enough to wear when it is rainy.

Unfortunately, pastels can be a tricky thing to wear in bad weather since they easily soil. However, there are many ways to subtly incorporate them into your look if you’re afraid of going the whole nine yards and one of them is through accessories. For example, instead of wearing a head to toe light pink ensemble, try wearing a black dress with a baby blue necklace, lavender handbag or a yellow umbrella! You can also use rainy weather as an excuse to test your hand at statement pieces! Pairing a neutral top with a soft color bottom is a great example of this.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I only wear a full pastel outfit when I know I won’t be out in bad weather for too long. That way, I can look great while I’m out without worrying about getting my clothes dirty.”