Tan Lines of TOC

Tan Lines of TOC

By Paige O’Farrell

What comes to mind when you think of summer? For me, I think of spending time outdoors, eating ice cream and working on my tan. As an intern at The Outdoor Campus, I have no trouble at all fulfilling my wish of glowing, tan skin. As a Naturalist Intern, I typically spend around four hours a day teaching class outside. This summer, the other interns and I decided to document the unique tan lines we have the privilege of keeping months after out last day of work.


The Fitbit Tan

Many of us interns are faithful Fitbit users. These lovely stripes remain on our arms almost all year which is a helpful reminder to get those 10,000 steps in.

Jewelry Tan

Are you traveling and forgot to pack jewelry? Don’t worry, you’re already wearing it!

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Sock Tan

Life Hack: Are you all out of white socks to wear with your sandals? Spend a week in your tennis shoes. Now you can fool everyone with your luminous white feet.

Croc Tan

Make sure to wear Crocs everyday if you aspire to resemble a Dalmatian.

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Chaco Tan

Ah, the classic Chaco tan. This zig-zag, zebra pattern looks fantastic with other sandals. It’s perfect for all of your formal events throughout the year.

Keen Tan

Similar to the Chaco tan, this tan also looks great with sandals. It is the perfect accessory to add to any summer outfit.

T-shirt and Shorts Tan

Going to the beach or the pool today? Your t-shirt and shorts tan lines will look AMAZING under your swimsuit. Remember to warn the people around you before exposing your pale, blinding stomach.


With these helpful tips and tricks, you are sure to be the most fashionable person at the party. So get outside in those t-shirts and tennis shoes, you won’t regret it at all 🙂