After a cold winter and chilly spring, it's great to finally shake off heavy duds in exchange for lighter ones. But before you -- or the kids -- do, consider sporting your arsenal of sun protective gear.
Sun protection doesn't merely come in a can or bottle anymore. You can also build up your defense against the sun's harmful rays by selecting clothing, caps and even towels, with built-in sun protection.
According to outdoor giant Recreational Equipment Inc. (better known as REI), all clothing items provide some protection, but the most effective offer an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating of 15 to 50+.
So enjoy the sun and protect yourself against it at the same time with a few of these fashionably fun finds.