Social Insecurities: Embracing Your Summer Extrovert - The Gloss Magazine
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Social Insecurities: Embracing Your Summer Extrovert

The daily anxieties of modern life …

1
Time to throw off your base layer of long-sleeved thermal. Like Linus, from Peanuts, and his comfort blanket, you feel anxious.
2
Showing a little skin feels like a holiday, even if you’re not actually going on one. You decide that the bit of skin is your ankles, so start covering your winter pallor with Beauti Edit self tan.
3
In your wardrobe, nothing reflects the post-pandemic you. The tiered, frilled maxi is more Gypsy Rose Lee than boho beauty, last year’s jumpsuit now too Bob the Builder.
4
You interrogate how you want to look: dramatic versus sophisticated; bright and colourful versus cool and simple; lots of jewellery or plain and uncluttered?
5
Embracing colour, you order new Bretons in different coloured stripes. Not quite extrovert, at least they get you away from tatty tees.
6
You decide a gingham dress à la Brigitte Bardot in St Tropez is a must. Is a French fishing basket too eccentric?
7
A new cossie is a must. Apparently ribbed swimsuits stretch and grow to meet your body. You order a neon pink Hunza G and hope the stretching part comes with a guarantee.
8
You’ve heard 1990s lace-trimmed camisoles are making a comeback. Decide to pair your vintage camis with patterned “cocktail trousers” and fun trainers, rather than heels.
9
Feel very royal – your new rattan purse bag only has space for a lipstick, credit card and hand wipes – until your other half asks why you’re going out with your make-up bag?
10
Surveying your shopping spoils, it all seems too tame. Time for jazz hands: painting nails in different sorbet shades will be your summer style signature.

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