Great advice guys, thanks. hendrix - I tried it with the burgundy pants / black shirt and it looked good but more formal than what I'm going for, black + burgundy tends to come off that way I think. The key might be a black shirt with a lower neckline, which I'll have to keep an eye out for. Bright blue tee + grey jeans looked good though. I think I'm gonna have to play around with it a bit to find a combo that works, and also probably pick up a bright pocket square maybe?