Whether you've just gotten back from a weekend at the beach or spent some quality time with a bottle of St. Tropez, chances are you want to maximize your sun-kissed glow while it lasts—and to do that, you'll need to know what colors to wear to show off a tan. Should you take the opportunity to break out your summer whites? Or perhaps opt for zippy brights you might not otherwise gravitate toward?
For a foolproof guide, look no further than the advice of Kate Smith, president of Sensational Color and one of the leading experts in the field, who last year shared with us the best shades to wear to boost to your freshly bronzed skin (and, well, the tips hold up).
Read on to see which colors to wear—and why!—and shop the ideal summer palette.