How to Wear UV Protection Beyond Swim — 7 Unexpected Products That Protect You From UV Rays
The most important accessory that everyone needs to know about this summer is not basketweave mules or crocodile-effect shoulder bags — it's UPF. UPF rate indicates how much of the sun's UV radiation is absorbed by the fabric — meaning how much of the sun's UV radiation is allowed to pass through it. Protecting your skin from the sun's damaging effects should always be one of your top priorities year round, but especially during the summer months. Between primers, tinted moisturizers, and regular old sunscreen, there are countless products available to keep your face safe from UV rays. But beyond skincare, there are other measures you can take to practice sun safety. We're talking about UV-protective clothing, and no, not just swimwear.
Banana Republic's UV Yarn loungewear line is full of comfortable basics made from a luxe fabric with UPF 40+. Many items in the brand's activewear collection, from leggings to light-as-a-feather tees, offer sun protection, too. Get your hands on some of the stylish and functional items ahead, and your skin will thank you.
Banana Republic UV Resistant Sweater Dress
The Banana Republic UV Resistant Sweater Dress ($129) can be styled for any occasion. Wear it with white sneakers for a day of running errands, slides for a beach vacation, or heels for a night out.
Banana Republic UV Resistant Zip-Up Sweater Hoodie
You'll want to reach for the Banana Republic UV Resistant Zip-Up Sweater Hoodie ($90) with a UPF rating of 40 for a breezy beach day. Put it on over your bikini to warm up after a swim.
Banana Republic UV Resistant Sweater Tank
One five-star review of the Banana Republic UV Resistant Sweater Tank ($60) describes it as a "pretty little sweater tank that looks like sleepwear you can wear outdoors." The ribbed texture gives this classic top a little something extra.