Pretty Shady Ambassadors Guide to Sh*t Hot Shading
In case you hadn’t noticed we’re right in the thick of summer and that means two things:
1. Ample opportunities to post season-appropriate hot Instagram pics.
2. Ample opportunities to get burnt by the sun if you’re not careful.
Playing sun-safe has always been regarded as being about as cool as Tony Abbott at a Schoolboy Q concert but you don’t have to wear a full-body lycra swimsuit to stay shady this summer.
How? Look no further than your Pretty Shady Ambassadors to show you how to stay sun-safe this summer with some seriously hot shading guidelines...
Here’s Isabelle at the beach wearing a Lack of Colour wide-brimmed hat. She’ll certainly be avoiding one particular colour by having these shade-smarts: BEETROOT RED.
Look ‘ere, your eyes are precious little things so take a cue from Iz and pop a pair of shades on yer peepers. Added benefits of wearing sunglasses are the ability to people watch from behind the comfort of the lenses. Unless they're clear, then you've definitely just been caught behaving like a nosey-parker and we cannot help you.
Organising a picnic by the beach? Why not schedule it for later in the afternoon when the sun isn’t as harsh. Isabelle wouldn’t be caught dead picnicking before 2pm.
Mitch is seen here using a beach umbrella to shade himself. We don’t have the heart to tell him that you don’t have to carry it around and can actually just place it in the ground :/
Bois we know that the beach is a great place to show off your perfectly honed rig but if you’re going out for a surf bundle that Adonis form into a wetsuit, rash vest or an animal onesie and leave the peacocking until safely out of the suns harm.
If you’re ever in a sticky situation, when in doubt use your girlfriend as shade.
Sometimes when you’re out and about you can’t feel yourself burning but consider this angry ball of flaming twigs is the sun. She’ll burn ya so remember to apply sunscreen throughout the day.
You don’t have to be at the beach to feel the sun’s wrath. Make sure you wear appropriate clothing when doing any outdoor activity. And probably don’t try any of the stunts seen here in this photo unless you are indeed Robbie Maddison.
“Yo MTV you crazy? That’s a picture of snow!” Yeah, yeah we know but if you’ve ever had an embarrassing ski-goggle tan then you’re well aware that sun + snow = painful facial sun burn and social ridicule. To avoid being the laughing stock at Après ski slap some sunscreen on the old money maker.
Tanning might seem cool but Veronica knows what’s even cooler….lazing by the pool underneath a Balinese villa. If Bali isn’t available to you then try one of the BBQ huts at the beach and close your eyes whilst humming Indonesian chants, next best thing!
Try and make a positive sun-safe change within your group of mates. Even stubborn friends like this fella here will be pleasantly surprised at how cool it is to become #prettyshady.
All jokes aside the sad reality is that skin cancer is a very serious problem facing our youth and can be a very painful experience at best, and devastating at worst. Pretty please listen to your Pretty Shady ambassadors and cover that pretty skin of yours!