I love hats. And they are just as important in summer as they are in winter. My color-treated red hair fades dramatically during the summer, so wearing a hat when I’m outdoors helps. Keeping the sun off my face is a priority for me. A hat with a nice brim is what I look for.
I just received a new summer sun hat to add to my collection from Scala Collezione in exchange for an honest review.
I think it’s super cute. The medium brim sun hat has a 2 1/2 inch flexible brim so I can turn it up or down depending on my mood, the look I’m going for and the angle of the sun. Plus it can easily be folded or rolled and tucked into a suitcase for travel.
Because it’s made of 100% cotton, it’s lightweight, perfect to wear to the beach. The cotton fabric looks like linen, and has a stiffness to the fabric that helps it keep its shape. I chose a light aqua shade that I think is called Seaglass to go with a couple of my swimsuits. I love the color!
Inside, the hat has a drawstring to make it tighter or looser to fit the size of your head. You can also tighten it up if it’s a particularly windy day so it’ll stay on better.
The crown of the hat is lined with a white lining and band. I’m hoping that the red dye on my hair won’t wreck it because it is so pristine-looking now. But then, hats are meant to be worn and enjoyed. I can always buy a new one next year, if need be, because my Scala hat is very affordable.
Scala Collezione hats are extremely well-made. In fact, they’re hand-crafted since 1921 of high quality materials. Plus the hat has a UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) of 50+! That’s the highest protection factor there is, and it’s in the “excellent” range. The tag says that the hat will protect me from 97.5% of the sun’s rays, and that’s about the best beauty and health tip there is. Perfect for the beach.
I love my Scala sun hat. They come in 25 different colors from black to brights and pastels. There are other cute styles available too. Scala hats are sold in stores, on cruise ships I’ve been told, and in catalogues. It is widely available online: on Village Hat Shop where you can get free shipping, on Amazon, on TravelSmith and a zillion other sites. The price is usually less than $30 for this very cute and very effective sun hat.
Do you wear hats in summer? Have you tried Scala hats?
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