While sunscreen is crucial for sun protection, it takes more than that to cover ourselves from UV ray damage. This is why I invest a lot in a sun-sensible wardrobe, collecting everything from full-coverage dresses to sun-protective accessories.
Sun-protective summer hats, in particular, have taken up a large space in my closet, and for good reason: they’re the best accessory for effortless coverage. Lightweight and unobtrusive, summer hats don’t weigh me down like layers of necklaces or a party of bracelets do. Best of all, it protects my face and hair from sun damage.
My sun-protective summer hat of the moment? This swim visor from sun-sensible fashion brand, Coolibar. Unlike the regular beach straw hat, this Coolibar swim visor is made for both sandy shores and waters. Damp or dry, its chlorine- and saltwater-resistant UPF 50+ fabric fend off UV rays from my head. The 4 inch-wide brim ensures that my face is also covered from the sun.
Of course, this sun-protective summer hat would not have made it to my wardrobe if it weren’t stylish. The Coolibar swim visor lends a unique, feminine touch with ruched detailing on the crown, thus elevating it from ordinary swim visors. It’s a cute alternative to the straw hats that I usually reach out for! I put my hair up in a pony for a sportier look; I think ponytails go really well with the silhouette of swim visors.
For a day in the beach, I paired this sun-protective summer hat with a snake-print, full-zip rashguard from Mott 50—yet another sun-protective clothing label. The shorts are also from Coolibar. For a high-profile finish, I put on flashy mirror sunglasses from Spektre.