I would like to branch out from my normal go-to colours and add a little bit of fun to my wardrobe without looking like I've succumbed to the latest trends. I think the key is to introduce a few bright pieces that are classic/preppy. Also for me pairing one colourful item with crisp white is a good way to wear colour without feeling like a rainbow.
Here are a few looks that I have collected in my "fashion" file for spring/summer 2012. All photos are from the Tumblr blog, Carolina Prep.