I am the proud owner of pale, pale skin. I didn't used to be so proud. In fact the barrage of tan skin that surrounds me on a daily basis, sometimes gets me a little down in the dumps.
Due to my German/English decent I have been blessed with beautiful creamy skin, that doesn't tan, only turns red and blisters in the sun. If I worked hard, all summer long, I might have a shade or two darker come August, possibly even September. I, however, have been an SPF worshipper since I was young. I always have it on, even when I am not in the sun. I have used a tanning bed approximately three times in my life (once for prom, twice for weddings)
After I began collecting tattoos, I avoid sun without SPF like the plague. I am just not so sure when 'skin color' or the amount of tan in ones' skin became all the rage? Especially after knowing that skin damage leads directly to causing cancer, as well as showing age early.
With that thought, I say we bring back to naturalness of ones' skin tone. If you are a beautiful bronze goddess, flaunt it! If you have skin the color of chocolate, show it! If your skin is as creamy as a glass of milk, work it! Let's make fashion understand that all colors of skin on the spectrum can be dressed and look fabulous. Stop making us think that tan is the best accessory to the summer. You know what a better accessory is? Not going to chemotherapy for cancer. That is a better accessory!
Vintage Inspiration is to love your skin tone and don't try to be or fit into something that isn't you naturally.