Summer Headwear for the Fashion Forward Woman

Women wearing cool headwearFor those women who love fun outdoor activities, the danger of heat exposure, UV rays and an uneven tan can make anyone hesitant. Constant exposure to the sun increases one’s risk of developing skin cancer.

Thankfully, there are many ways in which fashion and sun protection come together to prevent skin damage and lessen risk levels of melanoma and other skin cancers.


Western wear outfitters A.A. Callister explains that women’s straw cowboy hats can serve as a perfect protection against these dangers. For women who love to look fashionable, they can wear a straw hat for going to the grocery, visiting friends, or simply going for a walk. If you plan to spend a more active time, wear a floppy cap or a visor. These will also protect your eyes and face from the sun’s rays.

For women who work on family farms and help in cattle ranches, a cowboy hat can be a natural choice. These hats have a wide, protective brim that can shield your face from the sun and the heat. Additionally, wearing one is a fashion plus.

Scarves and Shawls

Women could also use scarves and shawls to protect their skin from the sun’s rays. Some women prefer to turn their scarf into a head turban, or a shawl to protect their arms and shoulders from the summer sun.  Choose materials that are light and airy, or materials that have sun protection qualities. Aside from protecting your neck, shoulders, and arms, a wider fabric could also offer more protection and fashion points.

When it comes to sun protection, you don’t have to rely on sunscreens, sunblocks, and UV creams. There are traditional cowboy straw hats, sun visors, floppy sunhats, and even scarves that can serve as your sun protection on those days when the sun is scorching hot.