Go Bold Or Go Home: 5 Bright Summer Trends We Can't Resist

Even if neutral colors are usually your jam, there's something about the summer sun that invites us to throw on shades that shine bolder than our favorite set of highlighters. Sure, yellows and pinks may come to mind first, but we're interested in using as many colors from our coloring box as possible.
Thankfully, with the upswing of bright summer trends, we have no excuse not to. We've laid out just a few of this season's most shocking (in a very good way) pieces. Wear them one by one now, and by the time Memorial Day rolls around you may be mixing them like your own personal dayglow party.
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A flirty skirt in a bright yellow hue will be the perfect summer accompaniment for nude sandals and a bit of a sun-kissed glow. (Plus, we'll be holding onto this piece well after September for when we swap back in those sweaters and tights.)

River Island Bright Yellow Wet Look Skater Skirt, $40, available at River Island.
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In this fire engine red shade, your typical wedges have gotten a huge upgrade. These can be your sole (get it?) pop of color, or you can pair them with an equally bright bottom for an extra impactful, colorblocked mix.

Cole Haan x Jen & Oli Mary Jane Platform, $398, available at Cole Haan.
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Feeling shy? It's okay. Ease into the boldest of colors by swiping them on your digits. This aqua blue will be particularly appropriate for finally dipping those toes back into the ocean.

Deborah Lippman Mermaid Eyes, $19, available at Amazon.
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And for a bright punch of color with an extra kick, try adding a Spiced Fruits cocktail to your summer afternoon. It’s a fruity blend of cranberry, pineapple, and orange juice with a shot of Malibu® Island Spiced rum.

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Remember Tangerine Tango? Well, it hasn't gone too far since 2012, and this season's version is an extra-bright citrus. Swap in an orange-colored handbag to replace your black or tan — it's loud but works surprisingly well as your new summer neutral.

Zara colored methacrylate bag, $35.90, available at Zara.
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Bright-colored frames are nothing new, but we're finding pink pairs particularly irresistible. Just like a universally flattering hot shade of lipstick, these rosy-colored specs are just as complementary sitting on your nose and work with a wide range of skin tones.

Agent Provocateur by Linda Farrow Delight Me, $214, available at Zappos.
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