15 Stylish Ways To Stay Protected Under The Sun
Arm yourself with sunscreen and a great sense of style. Here are our picks for covering up while keeping it chic.
Keeping your cool with summer layers
While there’s no question SPF is a must when you’re out in the sun, experts agree that covering up is equally important when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Here are 15 stylish ways to shield yourself this summer.
In the shades
Oversized shades offer added protection for the delicate skin around the eyes. And they’re even better when they offer UV protection.
Ollie Quinn Jelka sunglasses, $145 at olliequinn.ca.
Best Health Tip: For enhanced eye protection, look for polarized lenses, which reduce the reflective glare that leads to eye strain.
To the brim
Look no further than this sequin-lettered sun hat for a statement-making way to top off your summer vacation looks.
Eugenia Kim Summer Straw Sun Hat, approximately $72.65 at ebay.ca.
Neck and call
Add this to your summer layers: A breezy scarf shields the fragile skin of your décolletage while sprucing up your warm-weather wardrobe.
Printed Linear Scarf, $19.94 at oldnavy.gapcanada.ca.
With a UPF 50 (like an SPF for clothing), this sporty top provides an extra layer of protection while you enjoy your favourite activities under the sun.
Sun Shirt, $89 at jcrew.com.
It’s easy to forget to put sunscreen on your feet, so skip the sandals (and the sunburn) and choose a pair of light-as-air sneakers instead.
Native Shoes Apollo Moc in Clay Pink Solid, $100 at nativeshoes.com.
Dive stylishly (and sensibly!) into summer with a printed one-piece bathing suit.
June Swimwear x Cantoro Clara reversible one-piece swimsuit, $100 at Simons.
These shorts are crafted from UPF 50+ fabric, making them a perfect pick for running errands on a hot summer day.
Rincon Short, US$49 at athleta.gap.com.
Save your skin in a stylish rash guard (surf speak for a long-sleeve swim top) that looks just as good on the surf line as it does on the street.
Lolë Whitehaven Rashguard in Lichen Santa Fe, $60 at lolewomen.com.
The sun can be just as harsh on your hair as it is on your skin. Shield both your strands and your face with a sweat-wicking baseball cap.
Baller Run Hat, $38 at shop.lululemon.com.
Toe the line
No pedicure? No problem. Closed-toe flats are a chic and sun-protective pick for unpolished feet.
Poppy Barley D’Orsay Flat in Honey and Black, $225 at shop.poppybarley.com.