What's the next step to warding off sun damage after you've slopped on the sunscreen? A handful of brands are offering clothes created with sun protection in their very fibers, making for another layer of armor against all those pesky UVs. Whether you're looking for a cover-up or rash guard to wear seaside or simply an alternative to the plain tee, we've found the best sites to shop.
Keep reading to see our favorite sites.
- Mott 50: Two stylish friends founded this skin-friendly line of active and everyday pieces, including striped t-shirts ($68), leggings ($75), open-front cardigans ($98), and sporty rash guards ($95). And the 50 in the name? It's there because each item offers a protection level of 50 UPF (ultraviolet protection factor).
- SPF Addict: A nurse created this line of real life-approved pieces, and the tops and bottoms can readily be worn on a normal day (aka not only when you're searching for a bathing suit cover-up). We were especially impressed by the pencil skirt with a saucy front zip ($90) and the soft-looking henley ($68).
- Sun Precautions: If you're seeking out simple tops and button-ups, look no further than these easy basics. Brought to life by a skin cancer survivor, it's billed as 100 SPF and offers up the sort of stuff you could throw on over a bikini or cutoffs. We're really digging this Palm Beach-perfect tunic ($100) and men's-style button-up ($80).
- Coolibar: Stock your drawers with sun-safe pieces perfect for vacation and a day spent hiking or on the tennis court. Inspired by the popularity of SPF-fortified clothing in sunny Australia, this Minnesota-based label has sporty pieces and chicer tunics ($90) that'd pair perfectly with destroyed denim.