Sun’s Out: Block it!
Don’t let a painful sunburn ruin a perfect day in the city or by the beach. Stop by The Shops at Columbus Circle and arm yourself with everything you need to keep mom, dad, and the kids safely guarded from the UV rays and stylishly frolicking in the sun.
First stop: Amazon Books, where you’ll find summer reads for everyone in your crew and — surprise! — sunscreen, too. Light and non-greasy, Supergoop Play Everyday Sunscreen ($19) will be an instant favorite. Formulated specially for babies, the Babyganics Outdoor Essentials Pack ($19.99) includes both sunscreen spray and insect repellant. And pick up a copy of "The Little Book of Skincare" ($24.99) for expert tips on suncare and more.
You’ll find myriad ways to protect yourself at Sephora. The Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment ($24) comes in a range of kissable shades with SPF 15. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer ($45) has an SPF 30 and comes in 12 shades to match a variety of skin tones. Guess what? Even your hair and scalp need to be shielded. Pick up the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray, which can be used all over.
Then, layer up with J.Crew’s smart and stylish UPF 50 rash guards for grown-ups and kids, too. Mom can hide from the rays in a slim-fitting nautical striped top ($68), while cool girls can sport a watermelon print bikini set ($59.50). For boys, there’s a vintage stripe short-sleeve top ($45).
And of course, you don’t want to leave the house without a great looking hat. The selection at Robert Graham is made for men, but women will also want to borrow the Karjat classic Panama hat with striped band ($198). And for kids, there’s no better place to shop than H&M, which stocks Panama-style caps for boys ($9.99) and straw toppers for girls ($9.99), so that you can enjoy those sunny days guilt free.