Your Dermatologist Will Thank You for Making This Fashion Purchase

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I never thought my dermatologist would have so much to say about my fashion choices, but during a recent appointment when I revealed some family history, it was revealed to me that a sun hat was a must at the beach. Even the skin below your hair is sensitive to the sun, and any extra protection you can get to shade your face can go along way. I can be wary to wear a hat when I spend so much time on my hair, but this fashion choice can truly be worth it in the long run.

Below, you'll find a selection of the best sun hats I could find that effortlessly combine practicality with style. Whether you prefer budget-friendly options or indulgent splurges, there's an item to match every taste in this collection. And before I go, I simply must emphasize the importance of wearing SPF, even when donning a hat, for the ultimate dermatologist-approved look.

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.