Slathering sunscreen all over your body each and every day can get old. And greasy. So save yourself a little time (and lotion) by investing in clothing and accessories with UPF protection.
And if you worry these styles will make you look like a beekeeper or that you’ve come straight from a nature hike, stop it. We found chic dresses, hats, wraps and even jeans that are as fashionable as they are functional. Bring on the sun!
Bloxsun Sun Gloves
Because you just never seem to know when you’ll need a chic pair of driving gloves, we suggest you keep this classic pair close at—well—hand. Not only do they look like something a Hitchcock heroine might don, the UPF 50+ nylon blend they’re made out of will keep your hands from showing their age sooner than you’d like.
Whether you’re out for a Sunday drive with the convertible down or are simply cruising to the store, why not look marvelous doing it? Oh, and the fingerless style allows you to text with ease.
Bloxsun Sun Gloves, $30, available in August, bloxsun.com
Eddie Bauer Travex Lily Dress
Need a sweet little number to wear in warm weather? Searching for the perfect casual LBD for an upcoming weekend getaway? This UPF 50+ style is lightweight, packs great and looks cool while feeling comfy. Just toss on a little cardi if the weather’s still a bit cool, or add flip-flops for a run to the ice cream parlor. Looking hot without feeling the (sun)burn? Yes, please.
Eddie Bauer Travex Lily Dress, $80, eddiebauer.com
Lolë Contentment Capri Jeans
Take out some of the work of shielding your skin from the sun by stepping into these cute, comfy and UPF 50+ low-rise capris. Made with stretch denim, the yoga-style jeans are just the thing for a bike ride with friends, a picnic in the park or an outdoor music festival. Forget turning red—this summer, feel the blues.
Lolë Contentment Capris, $80, lolewomen.com
Lolë Energize 2 Tunic
When you’re planning to be in the sun all day, protect yourself during an hours-long outing by donning a chic, feminine tunic that not only protects against UV rays with UPF 50+ technology, but also features a moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial treatment to keep sweat and odors at bay. In shades of lavender, black and blue, we recommend picking up one of each.
Lolë Energize 2 Tunic, $80, lolewomen.com
Marmot Solstice Dress
If a pool party is on the weekend agenda or you’re picking up some fresh product at the farmer’s market, just grab your favorite big, floppy hat, fashionable and functional sandals and this UPF 30 treated sundress that won’t wrinkle—or cause wrinkles—from a day in the sun.
Marmot Solstice Dress, $75, marmot.com
Helly Hanson Windfoil Convertible Jacket
It’s tricky to find a sporty jacket that looks as chic at boot camp as it does with a cute sundress, but voila! And proving it’s not only versatile fashion-wise, this UPF 30 windproof number also has zip-off sleeves that remove the back storm flap when you need to cool down. Two-fers rule.
Helly Hanson Windfoil Convertible Jacket, $160, nordstrom.com
Coolibar Travel Wrap
You know how it is: You’re sitting outside having lunch with your girlfriends, the sun is blazing, but it feels so good after months of cold—and you forget about reapplying that sunscreen. You get home and—BAM!—a farmer’s tan to last you all season. Drats. Instead, toss on this lightweight, UPF 50+ wrap that looks cute and keeps annoying tan lines from, well, annoying you. You’re welcome.
Coolibar Travel Wrap, $59, coolibar.com
Coolibar Sun Shawl
If you’re the type of gal who prefers to have a pashmina at hand all fall and winter, why not grab a lighter version of the versatile shawl for spring and summer, too? This handy number, available in more than a dozen pretty pastel shades, has UPF 50+ coverage to protect your neck, shoulders, back, chest and other parts you’d like to save from sun exposure. Trust us, you’ll never want to leave home without it.
Coolibar Sun Shawl, $29, coolibar.com
BloqUV Sol Eclipse Top
Love to layer? Toss this long-sleeved crop top over a tank for UPF 50 protection that will block 98 percent of the sun’s rays. The extra-long sleeves give your hands added coverage, too, so your spring or summer outing doesn’t turn into a sunburned nightmare.
BloqUV Sol Eclipse Top, $58, bloquv.com
Fred Flare St. Tropez Floppy Hat
Can you say glam? This giant black and white striped floppy hat not only has UPF 50+ protection to keep your amazing skin looking flawless, but the wire-lined wide brim allows you to style your look just so. Plus, you just never know when you may need to cover your face from the paparazzi.
Fred Flare St. Tropez Floppy Hat, $54, fredflare.com
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