I'm not talking scarves and sweaters (although there are great light weight summer versions of both- I've been obsessing over this Brandy sweater and this Nasty Gal cropped sweater for a while) because in the heat of the summer, it's a little impractical to be wearing them.
I mean colours! Forest greens, deep purples, navy blues, and oxblood reds are some of the most universally flattering colours, since dark colours look good on everyone, and as such should not be restricted to cooler months.
Plus, they make a tan look real good.
I love this green light weight top that a friend gave me for all around the year, and for the summer, pairing it with shorts is a good way to keep balance in an outfit and ensure you don't die of overheating.
Top- Forever 21
Bag- Old Navy
Aviators- Ray Ban
Watch- Lou Lou