The best reason to rock a summer hat? Not for Vamazing - Live amazing! of course, but in the name of wrinkle prevention.??And while a??good scarf and chunky shades??are a good start, these won?€?t be enough to combat the 50 shades of sun this summer??promises.???€?We have the tendency to perceive the post-sun sky as a friendlier one, not taking into account that UV rays are still lingering even when the sun is low,?€? says Charlotte?€?s Book founder??Robin Shobin.
Summer shades and a good scarf will protect the sensitive skin around the??eyes and neck but without a hat, any skin left exposed will remain vulnerable to UV rays (sunburned scalps??are a real thing).
?€?For every extra inch of hat brim, you get 10% lower risk of skin cancer,?€? explains Dr.??Marnie Nussbaum-Brown, who is a Clinical Instructor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College and has a private practice on the Upper East Side.
So, to??wrap up our summer essentials of 2017, here are our picks for best summer hats?€¡±with sun protection and style packed into every inch of the brim.
1. THE UPSTATE CHILLER,??J. CREW??(pictured above), $45
This classic design??with a geometric twist??offers SPF protection??to last you through your??favorite summer read, and beyond.
2.??THE SOCIAL INFLUENCER,??REVOLVE, $66
This uniquely threaded design offers protection (30 SPF) and is designed by ?€?always on vacation?€? Alessandra Ambrosio herself.
3. THE CITY PLAYER, ASOS,??$13
Sometimes you don?€?t want to rock a straw hat. And while a baseball cap doesn?€?t have a full brim, it is better than neglecting a hat all together. A classic baseball cap is easy to throw in your purse or bag, plus, this simple black one??literally goes with everything from a bikini toyoga pants. Throw it on after you leave the gym (every minute of sun protection counts!).
4.??THE BARGAIN, TARGET, $14.99
This floppy and packable hat is the perfect match for an impromptu family vacation. Did you see that price?!
5. THE SCENE STEALER,??ZARA, $29.90
This raffia brim with embroidery on the inside is a total poolside scene-stealer and your SPF BFF.