Like this pink maxi check shirt from J.Crew. I bought it earlier this year, and the pink seemed like the most subtle option because the darker pink checks blend nicely with the ivory and lighter pink ones. But it's still one of the brighter items in my wardrobe at the moment and serves as a nice, casual pop of color.
I styled it with this cropped vest and distressed jeans. And these platform Madewell sandals have been just another staple of my summer wardrobe. They are really comfortable, look cute styled with almost anything, and give me another three inches or so.
And as for the bun? I know it's up there and makes me look even taller, but it's been a really convenient hair style since I started growing it out again.
How do you incorporate more brightly colored pieces into your wardrobe?