BeautyFashionFashion Sets Tan it up! January 13, 2015 Uggh! The weather is really wearing me down of late, especially the ones where clouds and gray skies take over. I think about sun and sand and glowing bronze/tan colors. So…how can we find a good balance between dream and reality on such days? Enter the color: Tan. Tan is such a versatile shade. It has a comforting warmth to it which is perfect for fall/winter, but it also represents bright sunny summer days. It can go from a sprinkle of cinnamon on a pumpkin latte to glistening over the skin on a perfect day at the beach…to say the least. So on today’s post, I wanted to show you guys how you can incorporate tan into any outfit or look, no matter the season. FALL/WINTER FASHION There’s no denying the flexibility of denim, especially a deep dark blue color. Coupled with tan, this color combo creates the most amazing balance between cool and warm. Tan colored boots or booties are a great staple for fall/winter wardrobes cos even if you stick to a basic color family (such as black, navy, green) for clothing items, adding a pair of tan boots, a belt, a scarf or a bag will instantly lift the whole look. I compiled this set to highlight how the hints of tan thrown in the mix in the form of accessories or accents (aka the stripes of the top) can make a denim mini into the most amazing fall/winter outfit. A deep chocolate brown coat can also take this look from warm to completely cozy for those freezing cold days. SPRING/SUMMER FASHION Tan colored sandals are a ‘must’ in any summer wardrobe. They just go with everything! For this particular set, I wanted to show how a subtle base color such as cream can be transformed using tan colored accessories. If you imagine the same dress with nude shade accessories, they would fade away; bright colors such as red/pink/blue would look fine but they would completely take the focus off the beautiful detailing on the dress; black would look too harsh etc…you get my point :) Tan however, holds its own yet compliments the dress so subtly…it’s harmony all round! BEAUTY Of course we shouldn’t forget, if all else fails, we can always add a hint of bronze/tan our makeup too. Glowing bronze cheeks, a hint of bronze sparkle on the eyes or a touch of bright on the lips is also a great trick to combat the cloudy gray days. Below are some of my favorites including a super quick and easy eye makeup I did recently; Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – which I have a review post coming up on this amazing line soon; and an easy ‘all you need’ pack from Tarte – if you’re unsure where to begin ;) Shimmering eye makeup tutorial here / Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Topaz here / Tarte Glow Beyond Set here ***All the fashion sets I publish are my own work from page layout to design, to styling. I create my sets to be of inspiration to carry into your own closets; whether you’re interested in the brands I feature or find alternatives to replicate the look. Please leave any questions you may have regarding the featured items in the comment section below. What’s your favorite versatile go-to color for any season? xx Tan it up! was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by Sarah 6 comments 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Sarah previous post Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palettes 2015 next post Product Series: Foundations You may also like Unforgettable June 3, 2013 Topshop Kate Moss Collection 2014 April 29, 2014 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette September 10, 2015 Burt’s Bees: Why I’m Buzzing About These... June 20, 2013 Daily Boho July 18, 2014 Spring In My Step May 12, 2015 Les Hits June 12, 2013 Poncho Love October 16, 2015 Dark Chocolate Smoky Eye April 27, 2013 2 Red October 29, 2013 6 comments Jeanette January 13, 2015 at 1:09 pm Gorgeous post – makes me long for the sunny days of summer here in the south. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz looks amazing! Thank you. Reply Sarah January 14, 2015 at 5:46 am Thanks Jeanette, I know what you mean. I get so affected by the weather so I too love the bright sunny days :) All the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector range is stunning! I have a detailed review coming up on the products I have from this line soon. xx Reply Karen January 13, 2015 at 12:04 pm I love your site Sarah. Great post as always. You always find a way to make things interesting. I’m looking forward to your Becca post too, I heard so much about it. Reply Sarah January 14, 2015 at 5:47 am Thank you Karen! glad you’re enjoying the posts. Yes the Becca post will be up soon ;) xx Reply Mia January 13, 2015 at 11:00 am I love that Tarte glow pack! Reply Sarah January 14, 2015 at 5:48 am Hi Mia, Tarte really does compile great packs and the Glow Set is no different. Key products to achieve many different looks, it’s really convenient :) xx Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me when new comments are added.