Help keep your face safe and pretty with your easiest and most reliable sun-saver: a gorgeous, wide-brimmed hat.
We highly recommend investing in a nice summer hat, especially if you will be lounging outside well into the night. We have the tendency to perceive that later-afternoon sun is friendlier, not taking into account that UV rays are still lingering even when the sun is low in the sky.
For every extra inch of hat brim, you get 10% lower risk of skin cancer.
Here are some of our favorite hats (completely Cannes-approved!)
Mott 50 specializes in sun protective accessories, so it is hard to beat the UPF 50 guarantee of this 3-inch brimmed straw “Lauren” hat.
It comes in black or natural, and it is bendable which makes it perfect for summer-weekend travel.
If you have seen a svelte, sun-bronzed Instagram model wearing an extra-wide-brimmed hat, it was probably a Eugenia Kim. Her Cassidy design is made from lightweight Toyo paper, which is a shiny, smooth straw known for its durability. The trim is a wide, luxurious black silk-chiffon ribbon, and the brim is nearly 5-inches long, offering excellent protection.
3. Straw Floppy Hat, TopShop, $38
Wide brims are everything, but sometimes floppy, extra-wide brims can fall the wrong way, blocking your eyes. This simple Top Shop design curves the brim for you, removing that possibility and giving a little extra curvy flair. Made of 100% paper.
4. H&M Straw Hat, $12.99
You have seen the wide-brimmed hats hand-embroidered with lovely phrases (ahem: Eugenia Kim). This simple hat from H&M gives the same embroidered brim effect at a fraction of the price, and we love it. 100% paper straw, 3 1/4-inch brim.
5. House of Lafayette Billy Bob, $350
Irregular edges are trending! But dont you dare compromise on coverage: this House of Lafayette Billy Bob hat has a 6-inch semi-frayed brim, so you will be fine.
The top features a classic crown dent, and it is made of parisisal straw right here in the U.S.
6. Customize your own Hat On Etsy, $55
Looking for something extra-special? Obsessed with those statement hats from Eugenia Kim/H&M but have a particular phrase you absolutely need? Make your own on Etsy!
This one comes in white or tan, with a classic wide-brimmed hat, and includes a lovely row of pom-poms around the center crown.