August 8th, 2016 at 2:00am

This summer has been all about pops of color. From bright shades of lipstick to colorful handbags, there are many ways women can incorporate summertime shades into their outfits. In terms of men’s fashion, though, it can be a bit harder for them to do the same since they typically don’t use as many accessories. However, these pops of color are still very possible for guys, they just need to invest in the right staple pieces.

The red shorts shown on this Fashionisto are a perfect example of a staple incorporating the bright color trend. Although colorful shorts may seem a bit daunting to guys who like to stick to the classic grays, khakis and blacks, transitioning to pieces of color doesn’t have to be a major deal as long as the right shade is chosen. For example, the red in the shorts shown is definitely bright and summery, but doesn’t necessarily have neon undertones to it. The key to wearing bright colors is to make sure they have darker undertones as opposed to neon ones, that way a dinner date outfit isn’t mistaken for a Color Run one.

Another way to ensure the pop of color isn’t too dramatic is by pairing it with darker colors and neutrals. This Fashionisto does a great job of this by wearing a plain black shirt and gray sneakers. Had he worn a yellow or orange shirt, his pants would have appeared much too bright. However, the neutral nature of his black shirt helps bring out the darker undertones of the shorts, thus making them a great color for both day and night. I definitely encourage all guys to incorporate this trend into their wardrobes as the end of summer nears, and be sure to remember that a good rule of thumb for wearing bright colors includes balancing them out with neutral pieces as well.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I like to find clothing that is different from things I already have. I bought red shorts and a bright blue shirt this summer that are unlike anything I have, and since then I’ve noticed that I gravitate towards more unique pieces every time I go shopping. I’m starting to realize that it can be a lot of fun to go outside my comfort zone of neutrals and my university’s colors. I definitely recommend all guys do the same.”