The best summer accessories are bright colors. It can be a challenge to wear brightly colored clothing without feeling a little self-conscious, so that's why Maryam Malakpour recommends livening things up with your accessories. It's a potent punch of color without a head-to-toe barrage of summertime brights.

Flip-flop sandals
Leather flip-flops crafted in vivid, bright colors, like this "lipstick"-hued pair from Tkees ...

Flip-flop sandals... or this lemon-yellow rubber pair from Havaianas.

Blue tote bag
A French blue leather summer shoulder tote bag from NewbarK ...

... or these metallic pink lamé leather NewbarK flats!

Purple bracelet

A Twisted Glamour bracelet from Swarovski's Crystallized collection that comes in a variety of bright colors, including fuchsia, aquamarine and emerald.