I prepare for a new season the same way some people prepare for storms: I take an inventory of what I have, come up with a detailed list of what I need, and go SHOPPING! With the sheer insanity that was spring, some style necessities have gone unbought, and now I am in full catch-up mode. Since style and sun protection are primary concerns, I decided to investigate the current options in sun-protective clothing, usually a sad, dated little segment of the market. My practical streak (I do too have one!) loves the easy breeziness of sun protective clothing, but most of it is not at all stylish. Fortunately, that is changing. Here, the most stylish ways to shield your skin from the sun:
Parasol Colorblock Dress
A chic resort-inspired line designed by former Vogue (and current Town & Country) editor Alexandra Kotur and lawyer Tiffany Moller, Parasol offers contemporary sunwear for the seriously fashion-conscious woman – and children, too. I love the entire line, but this colorblock dress is my pick this season.
Cabana Life Porcelain Paisley Swim Dress
I had a hard time narrowing down a top pick from this line, a longtime favorite of mine, but I loved the versatility of this dress, which can go from the pool to drinks with ease. Who knew covered up could be so cute?
Coolibar Sun Hat
Essential style, with added protection.
Mott 50 Charlotte Dress
Easy everyday style, with the added benefit of sun protection.
With easygoing styles like these, sun protection doesn’t have to come from a bottle!