A big floppy hat might be your best friend at the beach this summer. In addition to being a fabulously chic accessory, it also shields you from damaging rays. Celebrity handbag designer Tinsley Mortimer loves a big floppy hat when shes basking in the sun. "It's about color and confidence," says the New York socialite. "Wear big sunglasses, and big floppy hats. Don't get too much sun. Protect your skin." Celebrity hairstylist Brian Oliver says a wide-brim hat is a must. "If you have heavily highlighted hair, wear a hair cover or wide-brimmed hat," says the hairstylist at Salon Ipsa in Georgetown, whose clients have included Drew Barrymore, Emma Stone and Mariah Carey. "That gives you total protection. It will keep the hair moist and supple." Find this white and metallic silver hat for $48 at Hats in the Belfry, 813 S. Broadway, Fells Point, hatsinthebelfry.com or 410-342-7480.
Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun