Don’t Get Burned

Stylish UV-blocking clothing, the best new shades, and easy-apply sunscreens to keep you from being a toasted, sweaty, office mess
Photographer: Steven Brahms for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set Design: Dave Bryant; Stylist: Tatum Pia; Hair and Makeup: Rebecca Garcia

Channel your inner Gilligan
There’s a reason the dad hat is having a resurgence: Buckets best protect your head from ultraviolet rays. When made from cotton, they also have a cooling effect. This one’s from Stag, a sustainable menswear store with locations in Dallas, Houston, and other sweltering cities. $80;

Save your sunglasses
Most pairs are made with breakable plastic lenses. Otis Eyewear relies on mineral glass that’s scratch-resistant and 100 percent UV-protective. $170;

Don’t forget lip balm
This Anthony Logistics cream offers SPF 25, along with a matte finish (so your mouth won’t look glossy) and mint flavor to freshen breath. $8;

Choose the best tee
The soft, stylish activewear made by Outdoor Voices is designed for light recreation, not intense sports. Try a heather-gray shirt under your favorite blazer: Its sweat-absorbing material draws moisture off the skin and helps it evaporate quickly, so you’ll look relaxed as you escape early on a summer Friday. $65;

Stick it on
Sun Bum’s SPF 30 stick won’t get in your eyes or make hands slippery on the morning commute. It glides on easily, has a light texture, and remains water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. $15;

Get a hot watch
The casual Burnham watch by Oak & Oscar has a slick matte-gray dial, a sapphire-crystal face, and a Horween leather strap that will take on character as you wear it—especially if you’re often outside. Swim in it, too: It’s water-resistant up to 100 meters. $1,450;

Upgrade those shades
The unisex ones from Smoke x Mirrors are handcrafted in France using two separate pieces of acetate—in colors like yellow crystal and matte gold—then melded without metal or glue to create multidimensional hues. So they glimmer in the sun while lending total UV protection. $295;

Pucker prettier
Functioning as both a balm and a lipstick, Fresh’s sugar rosé tinted treatment provides SPF 15 protection and a subtle, slightly shiny, kiss of pink. $22.50;

Scarf up in summer
Headscarves keep hair in place on a windy day, but they don’t do much to protect your scalp (or fresh highlights) from solar glare. Ida Bella SPF 50 cotton scarves are woven with Tencel Sun, a durable fiber, then get laundered 40 times and undergo ultraviolet testing in a laboratory to ensure the fabric is fully protective. $25;

Make sunscreen your makeup
Suntegrity’s five-in-one natural moisturizing face lotion is tinted to even out tones while protecting via SPF 30 with zinc oxide. Try it under your foundation as a primer. $45;

Wear a stronger shirt
Donning a white tee is basically like going topless. That thin layer of cotton is equivalent to wearing SPF 5. Instead, opt for Mott 50’s lightweight striped tee, which is made of a dense, tight weave to yield maximum UV protection. $68;

Monitor your exposure
After you select your skin tone on an iPhone app, built-in sensors in the June bracelet measure rays to calculate UV intake. Push notifications to your phone tell you when to reapply sunscreen, which level of SPF to use, and whether you need sunglasses or a hat. $129;

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