The stylish hat that blocks most ultraviolet rays

The stylish hat that blocks most ultraviolet rays

Hat by Wallaroo. Earrings are Silpada designs. Photo: Phillippe Diederich

Don’t you just love it when fashion meets sun protection? I chose this hat, called the Scrunchie, to review for Wallaroo, and I’m going to tell you all the reasons why I fell in love with it. Aside from looking super stylish, it has many other advantages. I picked the black with white dots because I own a lot of black swimwear and I knew it would also look good paired with street clothes. Add a pair of sunglasses and you’re ready to hit the beach, the pool, or any outdoor event in style.

It’s also super convenient: you can fold it, roll it, and pack in a suitcase or your tote bag. The rim is wire-edged, which helps hold its shape and also mold it to your style! The brim can go up or down, or somewhere in the middle. A drawstring inside the hat will help it stay in place even in windy weather.

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The stylish hat that blocks most ultraviolet rays

Hat by Wallaroo, shades are Coach, top is Cuddl Duds, jewelry is Silpada. Necklace by Kendra Scott. Photo: Phillippe Diederich

It’s also washable (hand-wash in cold water) and crushable. A really convenient and cool accessory to keep on hand for any warm destination travel or for the summer. I live in Florida, so this is something I wear year-round really. I know the UPF 50+ fabric blocks 97.5% of ultraviolet rays, according to the Australian Radiation Protection Agency, and I still wear sunscreen, so it makes me feel I’m really taking care of my skin.

It’s available in 12 colors, to include turquoise and coral to name a couple of really cool ones. My youngest daughter has the same hat for kids, in fuchsia. She’s worn it on numerous trips to the beach and I even have a photo of her wearing the Scrunchie on our latest trip to Haiti. I can tell you it’s prevented sunburns and done a great job of protecting her skin!

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Lorraine C. Ladish

Bilingual and bicultural Latina editor, writer, speaker, online influencer, yogini and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.