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There’s a reason why free SPF programs exist: the scary stats show you should never leave the house without slathering on sunscreen. And really, you can never be too protected, which is why a second layer of defense is always a smart precautionary measure. A trick I’ve learned from my sun-paranoid friends is to throw on a stylish straw hat. They’ll keep you cool in the scorching heat while protecting your face from harmful UV rays. And don’t just limit yourself to wearing them on the beach — these are chic enough to throw on with any outfit. From a classic black wide-brimmed style to a graphic Panama hat, scroll ahead to see some of our favorites, all under $100.
This would look especially stylish with a sleek black one-piece swimsuit.
If sun protection is your most primary concern, Wallaroo is the brand for you. Most of their hats, including this one, have a UPF factor over 50, protecting against both UVB and UV rays.
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