SUMMER SUN AND THE HAT

Question: Why do people wear hats?
Answer: 
  • as part of a uniform
  • to protect their heads
  • the keep their hards warm
  • to act as sun shade
  • to say they are part of a group
  • to show status
  • to convey a message
  • for religious or political reasons
  • to attract attention
  • to make them look taller
  • to hide their hair or lack of it
  • to show their ethnicity 
  • to accessorize an outfit
  • to have a bit of fun

Question: What kind of hat gives the best protection from the sun?

Answer: Broad-Brim or Bucket Hats

When temperatures are scorching , a sun hat can provide some much needed heat relief. But it does more than keep you cool...It can shield  you from the sun's harmful, sun-burn-causing ultraviolet rays. In addition to slathering on sunscreen, many people forget to don a hat.

The WIDE BRIM HAT - is the best in terms of sun protection. The wider the brim the better. The brim will shade your neck, ears and shoulders from UV rays, plus reflect rays from water and sand. the good news is this style of hat has been seen all over the runways, making them fashionable as well as practical.

Next up the BUCKET HAT - You don't have to be a fisherman to don a bucket hat. This old school style has gotten a modern update in recent years and popularity is booming. Make sure yours has at least a 2-3 inch brim all the way around to protect your face and ears.  It should has a non-reflective underside to the brim, which can keep UV rays from reflective surfaces such as water, away from your face.

Keep in mind the sun is strongest from 10 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. It is best practice to wear in sunny or cloudy weather. Dress for the boat or the beach, but anywhere you are outdoors is important. Tennis, pickle ball, or a  walk in the park. 

The hat mixed with a good sunscreen will protect your beautiful skin and enhance your WOW  factor! 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF IN STYLE PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE OFFERINGS from BAGGU featured in the shop. Kelly Lewis Cards & Gifts  

 

3 comments

  • Love my Baggu bag. I am very sun sensitive so I think I may need one of these easy to pack, wide brimmed hats in my life for yard work & the many camping trips we have planned this summer! Also gives me an excuse to order a few other cute things from the shop at the same time. 😄

    Karilee Rainka
  • Thank You for these hats. I will never be without. Easy to pack, doesn’t take up any space. I LOVE them.

    Charm Katswell
  • These hats are so fun and fashionable. My mom, dad sisters & I love floating in the boat wearing our new Baggu hats. Who would have thought protection from the sun could be so awesome. Thanks Kelly Lewis Cards & Gifts.

    Jill Cunningham

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