Top: Mott 50 (c/o) — Take 10 percent off with code “KELLY” / Jeans: Madewell / Shoes: Sperry, and loving the regular navy leather version! / Bag: Tory Burch / Bracelets: Armed & Readi (c/o) and Fornash (c/o) / Necklace: Paradise, similar here / Earrings: J.Crew
A few months ago, I acquired a nasty sunburn while down the Shore with the fam. I promised myself, though, that that burn would be the last of the season. So far, so good. I’ve been slathering on the sunblock, carrying hats, and opting for shaded seating whenever possible.
Something else that’s been hugely helpful? Mott 50, a company that specializes in cute, sun-protective clothing. Each article of clothing is certified as 50 UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), and guarantees broad spectrum protection, blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays. (The average white t-shirt has a UPF of only five. Who knew?!) And it doesn’t hurt that the clothing is incredibly soft, and machine washable–making for easy summertime care. Mott 50 also partners with the Melanoma Research Alliance, donating some of its proceeds to aid in the fight against skin cancer.