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 Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators January 5, 2016 Give Me Some Nude Lip April 2, 2016 On My Way To Chic January 28, 2015 MAC Times 9 Eyeshadow Palettes March 3, 2015 Where Is It Again? September 16, 2013 Eyebrow Grooming: Tools and Methods April 29, 2014 Wild Flower May 6, 2014 The Body Shop – Oils Of Life September 4, 2015 Black Eye Pencil or ‘Black’ Eye Pencil March 11, 2014 Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlighters May 10, 2017 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.