Now that Summer's in full swing and we've all had our chance to skilfully upgrade our tan, it's time to show off that hard earned bronzy glow! But while it may be tempting to go for a full-on neon look, you might want to consider this season's way more stylish options, that will subtly put a spotlight on your sun kissed skin without having you look like a traffic sign. So in the light of kicking off August right, here are my 5 favourite sophisticated ways to accentuate your tan!
1 / GO WHITE
This is an oldie but a goodie, especially since white is one of this Summer's very happening colours. If you want to go all the way, it's actually okay to wear a head-to-toe white outfit (such as a cute knit dress with white slides and a matching basket bag), or you can pair a white structured cropped top with a slightly shiny red patent leather skirt (see below). So many options, so little time!
SHOP MY FAVES: WHITE CROPPED TOP AME
2 / GET OILED UP
There's nothing like a shimmering body oil to accentuate your tan, and if its ingredients' list reads like a yummy recipe (I mean: marula oil, moringa, kalahari melon, gardenia, and macerated magnolia), that's just a win/win situation. O, and it's of course also the perfect way to hydrate your skin after exposing it to the sun - or the most important thing to do in the universe of skincare.
SHOP MY FAVES: MARULA SHIMMERING GOLD OIL AFRICAN BOTANICS
3 / THINK CORAL BEAUTY
Coral beauty is a must-have in your Summer beauty bag just about every year, but this season it's literally everywhere. That's not exactly a surprise if you consider the versatility of this shade, and how flattering it is for just about any skin tone out there: from sunset eyes to glossy coral lips and an orange-y manicure - whatever bronzy body part you want to accentuate, coral has got your back.
SHOP MY FAVES: CORAL NAIL POLISH FABY VITAMINS JUICE
4 / ADD BLING
If you really want to show off your tan, adding bling is the way to go! But since we're looking to keep things sophisticated, try to think a bit outside of the box, and go with a slightly shiny patent leather midi skirt in a deep burgundy colour or twisted golden hoop earrings, for a nice, eh, twist on the original hoops.
5 / ACCESSORIZE WITH NEON
And yes, neon colours are of course the no. 1 way to fully and completely accentuate your tan, but instead of going with a head-to-toe neon look, focus on the accessories - a much more sophisticated approach! A bright mini clutch, futuristic tinted sunnies or electric blue pointy slides: yes, yes & yes!
What's your favourite way to accentuate your tan? Anything I should try out this Summer?