Sun Protective Fashion

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You already know how important it is to use SPF daily, but did you know that for extra protection, there’s clothing and accessories that can also help protect you from harmful rays? Instead of SPF, clothing and accessories have UPF – ultraviolet protection factor. So along with looking summer chic, you can be sun smart too!

There’s nothing more fabulous than a fashionable pair of sunglasses to make you look and feel ever so chic while protecting your eyes. These Dreamer style red colored cat-eye frames from ic! berlin have been getting me compliments on a daily basis. Along with being absolutely gorgeous and super comfortable to wear, they’re crafted with incredible precision and high tech attention to detail. All ic! berlin glasses are handmade in Berlin and feature their patented design that doesn’t use screws, welding or glue in their construction. These dreamy sunnies are lightweight and have easy self adjust side pieces for a perfect fit. The sun protection factor is UV400.

Available: ic! berlin

What do you get when you cross a company dedicated to creating sun protective clothing with a super fashionable (and smart) NYC dermatologist? You get the Cabana Life X Dr. Whitney Bowe Collection of irresistible style that shows you don’t have to choose between fashion and function. Just look at this turquoise and white print Santorini rashguard tee from their Summer Escape collection. Perfect for protecting your skin while you swim, ride your bike, or just take a walk. The shoulder zip style makes it easy to slip on over a swim suit or wear alone. A pretty print, a great fit and lots of other mix and match pieces to check out. UPF 50+

Available: Cabana Life

HATS HATS HATS!!!

A lovely summer hat keeps the sun’s rays off your face, and makes you look oh-so-pretty, and you can easily hide a bad hair day under the brim. Check out these beauties.

Dr. Bowe X Cabana Life Whitney Natural/White hat is a pale beige straw with a white accent ribbon to pair with all your summer clothes. It’s got a wide 4.5” protective brim, and an inside cotton band that makes it size adjustable and absorbs sweat. UPF 50+

Available: Cabana Life Hat

This comfortable turquoise Aqua Hat from Wallaroo is made to wear while you swim so you can keep the sun’s harmful rays away while in the ocean or the pool. It’s made from soft lycra and packs flat so it’s perfect for travel. Available in five colors, though note how this turqoise pairs perfectly with the Cabana Life print swim tee. And extra love goes to Wallaroo for giving a percentage of their profits every year to help fund skin cancer research, education and prevention. UPF 50+

Available: Amazon

Put this hat on and immediately feel like a pretty woman! The tan Julia Hat by Wallaroo is made from natural paper braid, and is adorned with a polka dot chiffon bow. The 4 ½” wide upturned brim adds a feminine touch, and the inside drawstring allows you to customize the fit. If you’re travelling, simply roll your hat up and pack it! UPF 50+

Available: Amazon

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