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Summer is well and truly on it's way so if you're as fair and sun-sensitive as I am it is time to up the SPF! Here are some of my favourites:

Peter Thomas Roth SP 30- This is my all time favourite body sunscreen, it absorbs nicely and does not leave the kind of greasy skin that sand just loves to stuck to. Gross. This is definitely the kind of product you forget you're wearing which is really what I'm after. I got mine from Beauty Bay which has free international shipping :-)

Clinique City Block SPF 40- This has been a must-have for me for a very long time, it is fairly lightweight, it sits well under makeup and it is one of my everyday staples in these hotter months. I also really love that the tube is small so it's a good one to throw in your bag when you find you need a re-apply!

Kit SPF 30+ Face Sunscreen- This is a new addition to my collection, I bought a little travel size on my recent Melbourne trip because I forgot my City Block. I really like it, again it doesn't feel too heavy on the skin and sits quite nicely under makeup, I'm not sure that it will replace my City Block, but it is definitely one I would buy again.

All of these options are broad spectrum which means they protect against UVA and UVB rays, meaning not only do they protect you against the rays that cause sunburn (UVB) but also the rays that cause premature ageing and long term skin damage (UVA).

Something to remember when using sunscreen is to take it down your neck and d├ęcolletage and also on the ears as those areas are just as susceptible to sun damage as your face. I also tend to buy smaller, travel sized sunscreens as I find I am more likely to carry them around with me. It is also important not to keep sunscreen too long as they can expire and come ineffective if kept for too long or stored in a hot place (as they tend to be over the summer months).

One thing that is missing from my SPF collection is a good lip balm with SPF, I have become a bit of a Burt's Bees addict and recently realised I don't have one with SPF, does anyone have any recommendations for me?

Unfortunately with Summer here that also means bushfire season for so many people, my thoughts are with all those affected and I am so grateful to all the people out there helping and volunteering, they are doing an amazing job.

Zoe xx
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My friend Megan is one of those people that always looks well-dressed and put together. I love her style, sometimes she picks pieces that I wouldn't ever think of buying and she makes them look amazing and effortlessly stylish. I am constantly seeking her advice on where to shop, what to buy and how to pair different pieces together. I had a chat with her recently about  Spring Style to share with you. 
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What are some trends that you're looking forward to heading into Spring/Summer?
Jumpsuits! I love a good jumpsuit and there is lots of great options in the shops at the moment. Surprisingly, as a colour lover, I am also loving the white and black trends that are hitting the stores, but with bold coloured accessories. I am finding myself attracted classic, structured pieces this season.

At the moment we are starting to get a few warmer days but there's still a Winter chill in the air. What clothing items will help take us from Winter to Spring? 
Invest in a good trench coat in a neutral beige. This coat will get you through Spring and Autumn on days where you need a light extra layer. This is definitely an investment piece for your wardrobe as it will serve you for years - look for a good quality coat that can stand the test of time.

Sometimes I find myself sticking with black/neutrals and generally pretty "safe" colours. How can I start to add a little more colour to my wardrobe?
I love a pop of neon in a light weight scarf or belt. I saw a lady today in a black structured dress with a neon pink belt - it gave the whole look a fun spin. Buying accessories in bolder colours means that you can afford to rotate through as trends change but invest in your classic pieces that will be in for seasons to come.

What is the one staple piece people should add to their wardrobe this Spring?

A grey loose fitting t-shirt - I bought one from Witchery a few weeks ago and have been wearing it at least twice a week, it literally goes with everything.

And most importantly, what about the shoes? 
I love a good tan heel with a wooden base and chunky heel, very versatile and comfortable.I bought a pair like this ( from Sportsgirl two years ago and they are still going strong.

I had so much fun collaborating with Megan on this post, head on over to her blog to see outfit posts, some lifestyle posts and more recently some posts on how she is decorating her new house which I am particularly enjoying.

Zoe xx
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