Chambray and Pops Of Color

Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics to wear in the summer. It’s lightweight, soft, and a bit more casual than the wovens you wear to work. I paired my chambray shirt with a cotton v-neck tee for a casual feel. Instead of wearing dark denim with this (which usually I’ll do when going for a more rugged look), I chose a rose-pink pair of chinos.Summer is about experimenting with bright color palettes. Living in New York City, there is a small window of time to do so, so I try to take full advantage of the warmer months. I have to admit, when I bought my first pair of bright pants (which happened to be these pink ones), I felt a little self-conscious putting them on and going out in public. I soon realized that in a sea of dark denim, I felt pretty damn good taking a risk. When a buttoned-up Wall Street guy complimented my “chill pants” the first day I wore them, it made me realize that perhaps more people want to try this trend out, but have to muster up the confidence to stand out and do so. My advice is buy a couple colors of bright pants (or shorts) and wear a pair each week so that you constantly reinvent and switch up your summer looks. J-Crew has a great selection of shorts and chinos in a variety of different colors – it’s usually my go-to! Just remember – keep your top layers more neutral when sporting a bright color short or pant to make such a statement that even suit-wearing Wall Street guys want to emulate it ?