No one wants to give up the summer glow. Be the bronze goddess, whether it’s with clever makeup or by lapping up on the lingering summer tan you’ve still got going for you this Fall by picking the right colours for your wardrobe staples. It’s true, some shades in the palette offset the warm undertones of a tan (yes, even the subtlest of tans) much better than others.
Let’s take a look at some of the best tan maximising colours for Fall broken down not just by skin tones, but your hair colour too.
This tanning hack is the best in the book, especially if you’re very fair skinned. Stick to hot and bright colours such as hot pink, cobalt blue, or sunshine yellow to look at par with your beach-bronzed friend who just came back from a sun and sand vacay. Actress Blake Lively has nailed this hack on several occasions.
New Look, £19.99
Perfect for all skin tones but especially for ladies with a medium complexion, take your pick from shades of coral to bring out the warmer undertones of your skin. If you want celeb inspiration, a quick Google search of Jessica Alba will do the job nicely.
Another good trick to remember is to wear prints and patterns that are reminiscent of warmer climes. Think nature-inspired motifs, exotic prints that run the spectrum of sand and sea (gold and blue), and maybe even cocktail and fruity patterns in watermelon hues, and lemon and plum shades.
Just Cavalli, £212
Alice + Olivia, £290
Just Cavalli, £318
The ultimate juxtaposition, perhaps the biggest lesson in tan enhancing, especially for those with darker and deeper skin tones, is to wear white and really show off that hard-earned glow. They don’t call it “working” on a tan for nothing. Tuck the LBD away in the back of your wardrobe and replace it with the LWD for maximum impact. Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Eva Mendes and Kim Kardashian all look incredible in white thanks to the olive undertones in their skin.
MICHAEL Michael Kors, £95
Brunettes, redheads and raven-haired beauties should head down the pretty in (pastel) pink route to really show off their bronzed undertones, while blondes should opt for pastel greens and blues—extra points for blue eyes (or like Jennifer Aniston, blue coloured contacts if you want to go one step further) to make the tan pop. Look to celebs like Nicola Roberts and Emma Stone to see just how magical pastels can look on a fair complexion with dark or flaming hair.
Ted Baker, £80
Rag & Bone, £421.39
Win the tan at its own game. A great way to show off a golden glow is to add some golden highlights to your ensemble. This could be through hair colour, bronzers, tanning powders, or more simply, outfits with gold-brown accents and details.
Marc Aurel, £25
Golden Goose, £81.32