I suggest starting with one pop piece as your inspiration:
$45 at Aldo To Buy
I love a tribal-inspired piece because it gives you a bold and colorful palette to revolve the rest of your outfit around. This handbag has all my summer favorite colors: red, turquoise and tan. To add some contrast and brightness, I am going to incorporate a tropical yellow tee as my top.
Fleur Wide-Neck T-Shirt
$49 at Reiss To Buy
The critical component of any summer outfit is that it should be able to do double-duty. It should be able to work with flip-flops or casual sandals as easily as it could a pair of heels. The rest is fun. Play with accessories within your color palette for bold pops of color. Layer one or two pieces for a more refined polished look or multiples for a funky, eclectic ensemble.
Items included in set: Old Navy distressed denim shorts $25, Nine West platform sandals $60, Old Navy flip flop shoes, $2.50, ALDO floral earrings, $12, Forever21 rhinestone cord bracelet $7.80, K Amato 18k ring $30, Forever21 beaded earrings $5.80, Metal sunglasses $9.99, Southwood Handbag, $45, Fleur de lis t shirt $49