Forget all those earthy, muted hues that typically define your everyday wardrobe. Now is the time to bring a burst of color into your life. Whether you sport a pair of the season’s vibrantly printed board shorts or take a more low-key approach by updating your look with just a single colorful item — from hats and sunglasses to shoes and watches — this summer is all about turning on the brights.

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Photography by John Smith; Styling by Patty Kim; Food Styling by Angela Yeung

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: REDEUX by Cinzia Designs pink geometric Venus Fly Trap sunglasses, $150, www.cinziadesigns.com; LACOSTE canary yellow wayfarer sunglasses with gradient lenses, $150, lacoste.com; LOUIS VUITTON cobalt blue metal and acetate Impulsion sunglasses, $450, louisvuitton.com; LACOSTE oversize pink acetate sunglasses, $150, lacoste.com; POLO RALPH LAUREN yellow/gold acetate sunglasses, $140, ralphlauren.com
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FROM TOP: ETRO green straw fedora, $155, etro.com; MAKINS HATS mauve mesh braid round porkpie, $185; light olive Panama porkpie, $185; and red streaked/red matte braid fedora, $205, makinshats.com
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LEFT TO RIGHT: VOLCOM colorful Linear Sunset Mod board shorts, $50, volcom.com; POLO RALPH LAUREN tropical print board shorts, $75, ralphlauren.com; VILEBREQUIN fl oral print Figuier swim shorts, $200, vilebrequinonlinestore.com; BOTTEGA VENETA fluorescent yellow leaf print swim trunks, $550, bottegaveneta.com; ETRO multicolored stripe board shorts, $295, etro.com; SHORTOMATIC limited edition Keith Haring-inspired print board shorts, $99, shortomatic.com; ETRO multicolored Americana Manhassat paisley swim trunks, $295, etro.com; TOMMY BAHAMA Relax tangerine Splash of the Titans print board shorts, $68, tommybahama.com; PAUL & SHARK YACHTING multicolored stripe swim shorts, $189, paulshark.it
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FROM TOP: AURI ornamented red leather Candy sandals, $85, aurifootwear.com; CAMPER turquoise leather and cork Peu Al.Lots sandals, $110, camper.com; MARTIN DINGMAN sunflower yellow leather Eldridge loafers, $350, martindingman.com; COLE HAAN polished red patent leather Air Blaine Penny loafers, $158, colehaan.com

? MARCO BICEGO Mini Jaipur earrings in 18-karat yellow gold and mixed gemstones, $880, marcobicego.com ? SUZANNE FELSEN 18-karat yellow gold earrings with carnelian and amethyst, $1,400, suzannefelsen.com ? H. STERN Spring earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with assorted gemstones, $2,000, hstern.com.br ? ROBERTO COIN Ipanema earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with semiprecious stones, $2,980, robertocoin.com ? CARELLE hoop earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with blue topaz and diamonds, $2,750, carelle.com ? SLANE & SLANE oval mesh earrings with turquoise, $1,100, slaneandslane.com ? CARELLE Summer Fun earrings in 18-karat yellow gold with lemon quartz and blue topaz, $995, carelle.com ? IPPOLITA 18-karat gold Rock Candy Lollipop earring in turquoise, $1,095, ippolita.com ? DAVID YURMAN Mosaic drop earrings in sterling silver with blue topaz, iolite, and diamonds, $1,150, davidyurman.com
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FROM TOP: HUBLOT Big Bang Rose in red gold with 48 baguette pink sapphires and automatic chronograph movement, $32,300,
hublot.com; TECHNOMARINE Cruise Original Magnum 45mm chronograph, $395, technomarine.com; RITMO MUNDO Carnival Lady with white silicon strap, available in six color combinations, $500, ritmomundo.com; TECHNOMARINE Diamond Cruise Original chronograph with diamond bezel, $1,795, technomarine.com