SUMMER FAVORITE: CORAL

all coral everything

Coral is easily one of my favorite colors, and I give it a lot of attention during the warmer months. Why, do you ask? Although I don’t sun bathe, and rarely take the time to use self-tanner, coral is a surprisingly neutral pop of color best used in the summer, ESPECIALLY when you’re typically your tannest. Coral comes in all shapes and sizes (you know what I mean), so find the shade that works best for your skin tone, or home aesthetic, and run with it! I have found that warmer, borderline terracotta corals work very well for fair skin, while tanner and darker skin tones rock the brighter and neon variations.

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

What’s more summery than a coral sun dress atop bronzed (natural or bottled), glowing skin? Not much. Depending on your skin’s undertone and deepness of tan (or lack thereof, in my case), throw on a coral or terracotta separate, whether it’s a dress, top, bottom or accessory.

Shown from left: H&M Rib-knit Dress, Cotton T-shirt Dress and V-neck Satin Dress, Banana Republic Heritage Bahia Dress, H&M Woven Scarf, Lizzie Fortunato Santa Ana Earrings, Banana Republic Beaded Duo Bracelet, Senreve Mini Maestra in Pebbled Coral


MAKEUP

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again – there’s nothing better than shades of coral when you’re a bronzed goddess (or just showing your endless love for summer fashion), relating equally to clothing AND beauty. I’ve always been a fan of the NUDESTIX Allover Face Color in In The Nude as a natural blush color, but I go in with a heavier hand during the warmer months for a nice coral flush. Eyes, lips and nails are three other great place to incorporate the perfect Summer shade. Anything that claims it’s a ’10 second product’ has my vote, so you’ll see the new Kosas eyeshadow below, along with some other incredible seasonal beauty picks.

Shown clockwise from left: NUDESTIX Allover Face Color in shade In The Nude, MAC Hyper Real Palette in Shimmy Peach, Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Captivating, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick in 41 Corail A Porter, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna, Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow in Copper Halo


IN THE HOME

Coral isn’t just a fashion and beauty staple – it’s a great way to freshen up your home as well! Change out pillows and throws, try a new rug, or sprinkle in some accessories like trays and candles for an energized room makeover!

Shown: Deny Designs Unframed Canvas Art, Opalhouse Glass Jar Sweet Almond Blossom Candle, Nordstrom Bouclé Plaid Throw Blanket, West Elm Embroidered Metallic Pillow Cover, Colorblock Trays, Ornate Silhouette Rug


What are your go-to colors for Summer?

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