I used to think that sun hats were for old people (mostly because my mom wore them). But I'm starting to form an affinity for them, as -- surprise, surprise -- they come in quite handy at the beach! I'm headed to the shore next week, and here are a few hats I'm considering taking with me, so I'm not Squinty McSquints A Lot. And guess what? They're all packable, which means you can smush them up, and they'll pop right back into shape! ♥ Straw Sun Hat, L.L. Bean ($34, pictured). Here's a cute hat for all occasions -- on the beach or on-the-go. It's lightweight and made of raffia, and also comes in a deep pink color.
♥ Va Va Voom Sun Hat, Sun Grubbies ($38). Look like an Italian movie star in this super wide brimmed, black and white hat. This one will not only shade your face, but your shoulders too!
♥ Columbia Straw Lifeguard Hat, REI ($20). A classic straw hat. Not only stylish, but functional: it has a terry cloth sweatband inside to wick away sweat.
♥ Packable Wide Brim Hat, Coolibar ($30). If you like floppy brims, this is a choice pick. With a UPF of 50 (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), you can sun safely with this atop your noggin.