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Summer is here, and you know, even though you wore sunscreen, that you got some sun last weekend!  A few mojitos later, it’s easy to forget to reapply (no shame, sister!).  It’s hard to avoid completely getting any sun at all, so embrace that hint of tan, whether it be from a bottle or the ol’ fashion way, with my very favorite summer accent color: gold!

I love, love, love gold in summer, it looks so great against a light suntan, and it pairs beautifully with my go-to color for summer which is white (a white button-down, to be specific, best over a bikini or a pair of cutoffs).  It also looks great with chambray or seersucker and it makes brights like fuschia and emerald pop.  No need to overdo it, but a metallic clutch or pair of sandals (I bought a pair of gold Michael Kors espadrilles last year that practically have holes in them now) is an easy alternative to heavy jewelry.  If you do go for a statement piece (prob best to keep it to just one item), a big, chunky gold ring is utter perfection.  Finish off the look with the tiniest bit of shimmering body lotion.  Sure, silver shines, but this year I’m sticking to the gold standard.  Enjoy!
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