6 Essentials to Gear Up for the Sun

As the days grow longer and warmer, many of us are eager to get outside and soak up the sunshine.

Whether tending to your flowers or vegetable garden, enjoying an afternoon walk in the park, or spending time with loved ones on the beach, staying active and engaged with life is essential.

However, amidst the beauty of those summer rays, it’s crucial to remember the genuine risk of sun damage. While sunscreen is a given, there’s another layer of protection that might not be on your radar: sun-blocking clothing and accessories.

We’ve gathered our 6 favorite essentials to prepare for the sun and stay protected.

beach hat with 80+ SPF

Start with a Cute Hat

One of the most convenient and effective ways to shield yourself from the sun is by donning a stylish beach hat. These hats, available in various sizes and colors, are not just cute but also foldable for easy portability. The wide brim acts as a barrier, protecting your face and neck and reducing UV rays by a staggering 99.9%! With the added security of a chin strap, it’s a worry-free choice. So, grab one now and enjoy a sun-safe summer while looking your best!

Or Grab a Fedora

Don’t worry—we didn’t forget about the guys. This straw fedora comes in three sizes and multiple colors so you can look your best. It’s UPF 50+ certified to offer great protection while still being breathable so you don’t get overheated. We love how stylish these are and how they allow you to look great while staying protected.

Mens beach fadora

Protect Your Arms During Long Days

It might seem counterintuitive to wear a long-sleeve shirt in the summer, but this lightweight UV-blocking shirt is perfect! You can spend all day fishing or working outside without worrying about painful sunburns. Plus, the fabric is quick-dry and wicks moisture away from your skin, so it still feels cool while you’re outdoors. It’s perfect for your next outdoor adventure and comes in several colors so you can have a selection.

Rock a Secret UPF Shirt

Want to protect your skin while still looking nice? This UPF T-shirt is flattering and perfect for a variety of outdoor activities. The best part? No one will think it looks out of place on a hiking trail or a restaurant patio. Its tunic length and loose fit are flattering on any body type. Plus, it’s machine washable! Grab this in every color for your summer wardrobe.

UPF Tshirt
Coola Scalp Spray

Keep Your Scalp from Burning

Not a hat person? I can understand that. But many of us don’t consider how we will protect our scalps from burning. You don’t want to use traditional sunscreen on your head; instead, grab this organic sunscreen mist formulated specifically for your scalp. It’s safe to use on color-treated hair (it even helps to protect your color) and it helps to keep you protected from the sun without leaving a greasy feeling on your scalp.

Stylishly Protect Your Eyes

Protecting your eyes is an important part of protecting yourself from the sun. Many sunglasses don’t do much to actually combat UV rays, but these retro unisex glasses do! They have HD lenses, helping to reduce glare from sunshine and shield you from UVA and UVB rays. They come in a variety of colors so you can find one that fits your unique style.

retro styled unisex sunglasses