We all know the importance of sun protection in the summer months, or when exposed to high levels of UV. I suspect most of us put on sunscreen when heading to the beach, or if you are like me, your daily moisturizing routine has an SPF built in already. But what are some beautiful, fashionable ways to protect us from the sun? I've rounded up a few ideas! Add yours in the comments! The Wide Brimmed Sun Hat These hats may be made of canvas, cotton, or straw, but whatever the case, it's the large brim that provides shade around your neck and face that makes them great protectors - and stylish at the same time. Sun Hats: Nordstroms, left. Anthropologie, top right. Tommy Hilfiger, bottom right. Breezy, Comfortable Bathing Suit Cover Ups For walking along the beach or sitting down to read a book, a cover up provides fashionable protection. Choose from a neutral colour or make a statement with a pop of colour! Swim Suit Cover Ups, clockwise beginning top left: Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Joe Fresh, Lands End. The UV Bathing Suit Bikinis may be popular, but I'm loving the look of certain UV long sleeved swim suits with cute bottoms. Not only does it provide excellent coverage from the sun, but chasing the waves and making a splash would be quite comfortable in this! Lands End UV protection, long sleeved swim suit top Have any other ideas to add? A favourite store to find these items? Tell us in the comments!