1. Go for small to medium sized floral prints.
Summer is all about bold colors and bold prints. But if you want something that can transition better through seasons, go for the small to medium sized floral prints. These are much easier to tone down and match with other season's staples or must-haves.
2. Color is key.
Find a floral piece that has a dark-toned base. You will find that pieces with base colors like yellow, pink, blue, or any other bright tone, makes it appear more "summer-y" than pieces with base colors like navy blue, burgundy, or even black. However, that isn't to say that you can't wear floral prints on black base during summer either. They are simply more versatile.
3. Think of the styling possibilities.
This tip goes the same for any other piece of clothing you are shopping for. Be practical and always think about how you will be styling the clothes you are thinking about buying given what you already have in the closet before making the commitment. It will help you decide and narrow down your choices so that you end up with the ones you can get the most use out of. A bang for the buck!
If you have any other tips to add, feel free to leave them in the comments section! I'm sure it will be helpful for everyone, too. :)