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Style Guide: This Season's Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun

While we've mostly been covering the clothing essentials for spring and summer, today we’re shifting our focus on the accessories that not only serve some serious style game, but that also protect you from the heat of the sun!

These sun protection essentials include sunnies, hats, and even scarves. Each of these must-haves will instantly upgrade your summer outfit and ensure you’re not overexposed to the extreme heat of summer while you're out and about - because we all know the importance of sun protection for both your skin and overall health! 

Round Sunnies

When choosing your style of sunnies, take note that vintage is definitely in this season. These round sunnies add a touch of boho-chic to your ensemble and provide a modern version of a laid-back hippie vibe.

Having a go-to pair stashed inside your handbag or in the compartment of your car will upgrade your casual look —no matter how casual it may be. And might we suggest going for skinny metal frames with round lenses, so as to make it a viable option regardless if you’re dressed down or dressed to the nines.

Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun
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Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun

1. TOPSHOP Skirt 2. MADEWELL Silk Top 3. RAY-BAN Retro Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Black Saffiano Leather Watson Mini Clutch & Cross-Body Bag 5. PAUL GREEN Sandals

 

Extreme Cat Eye

The cat-eye sunnies trend was unstoppable when it first burst onto the scene. And how could it not? It’s a very flattering lens shape that also brings a heavy dose of instantaneous fierceness and unmistakable glam to the person wearing it.

This is why we highly recommend getting yourself a pair of go-to cat-eye sunnies. Once you find the right size and design that best fits your face shape and personal style, you’ll be surprised at what these can do for your everyday look!

Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun
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Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun

1. GRLFRND Skinny Jeans 2. MONCLER Bomber Jacket 3. FENDI Cat-eye Sunglasses 4. MEL BOTERI Dianne Convertible Tote/Backpack In Blush Snake-Effect Leather 5. BOTTEGA VENETA Sneakers

 

A Classic Hat

Hats are among your best bet when it comes to sun protection, especially during beach trips. They provide ample protection for your upper half—including your hair, face and shoulders—as you bask and enjoy the heat of the sun wherever you go. 

In selecting your hat style, we suggest a texture and design that is airy and light. A woven hat as seen below is the perfect example to complete your everyday ensemble. It's the cherry on top, so to speak, for your look!

Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun
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Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun

1. CAMI NYC Camisole 2. MEL BOTERI Black and Camel Tasseled Lauren Small Shoulder Bag 3. GUCCI Straw Hat 4. RACHEL ZOE Crepe Shorts 5. COMMON PROJECTS Slides

 

Throw A Scarf On It

If sunnies and a hat are still not enough for your fair skin, throw a scarf in the mix. Use it to accessorize your hat or as a headpiece on its own! Of course we are referencing summer scarves made of very light fabrics that are breezy and comfy even as the temperatures rise.

Scarves are not only functional, but they are also a versatile accessory you can have tons of fun with. If you're not too keen on using one for sun protection, use it instead to jazz up your bag strap or use it as a belt for your dress or pants. Whichever way you decide to use it, scarves are definitely the new summer must-have!

Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun
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Style Guide: Must-Haves To Protect You From The Sun

1. DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Floral-print Wrap Dress 2. SENSI STUDIO Straw Hat 3. MEL BOTERI Grey Tejus Lizard-Print Watson Tote 4. GIANVITO ROSSI Sandals

 

Before you run off to get your hands on these must-have summer accessories, be sure to assess your personal style to know which specific designs mesh best with your wardrobe. Trust us, the options out there can be quite overwhelming and it’s best to stick to classic and trusted styles that suit you rather than buy a ton of trendy options, which you may not even use at all!

Still want more style tips that veer towards sun protection this summer? Make sure to check back in next week when we discuss haircare! This is one style guide you won’t want to miss if you want to keep your gorgeous locks healthy and looking good all season long.

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