The Importance of Sun Protection Clothing

Living in Florida “The Sunshine State” we have an abundance of sunny days each year, and we aren’t complaining about it. But how harmful are those daily rays on our skin? What can we do about it? Am I currently doing enough? All of these questions and more will be answered in this post while highlighting that Patchington carries stylish clothing and accessories packed with UPF 50+ protection.

Sun Protection Clothing

Why Sun Protection Clothing

Did you know: One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, and one person dies from melanoma every hour. Like me you may think simply applying sunscreen is enough, but sadly it’s not. Sunscreen could be applied incorrectly or too thin and needs to be reapplied constantly. On the flip side wearing sun protective clothing like the ones from Patchington and the brands you can find in our boutiques, Coolibar and Southwind Apparel, act as a physical barrier between your skin and the sun, blocking 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays that can cause or contribute to skin cancer. Sun protective clothing doesn’t wash off so you always have that peace of mind. More people have had skin cancer in the past three decades than all other cancers combined. Nearly 5 million cases being treated each year, skin cancer is on the rise. Sun protective clothing was designed to be lightweight, machine-washable, stylish, moisture-wicking to keep you cool all while keeping you protected.

Sun Protection Clothing

Getting the Most Out of Your Sun Protective Clothing

The sun protective clothing offered at Patchington doesn’t have to be worn strictly at the beach or pool. The pieces are stylish enough to wear all day from brunch, shopping with your girlfriends, or date night, while offering protection from damaging daily rays. You can wear a full sun protective look styled up with some accessories or intermix them with pieces you currently own.

These three looks are entirely comprised of sun protective clothing pieces, with some fun necklaces, earrings, and bracelets added to give an extra boost of pizzazz. The navy outfit is actually a two-piece set which is my favorite offering so much versatility. Could be worn together and looks like a dress or each piece can be worn separately creating many more outfit options. Nothing beats the ease of a dress and in this fantastic pineapple print is so on trend and perfect all summer long.


You can also pair these fun tops with your favorite bottoms like jeans, capris, and a fun color pant. Dressed up with some fabulous accessories no one would even know your protecting your skin from UV rays while looking super chic.

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