Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Amp Up Your Summer Style with a D&Y Floppy Hat!

Because I lost my Great-Aunt (who was also my Godmother) to skin cancer, it's an issue that is near and dear to my heart. I learned from her the importance of skin cancer prevention. Aside from making sure I use sunscreen daily (and I do mean daily, including winter!) I also make sure my summer style includes functional fashion (I hate compromising style, but I want to stay safe!), and one of my favorites in summer is the floppy hat.

The folks at David & Young (D&Y for short) have transformed the Floppy Hat, keeping it fashionable, but 'high tech'. The D&Y Sun Collection Series has been certified by an independent laboratory to have a rating of UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+. Unlike SPF that measures only UVB rays, UPF measures both UVA and UVB rays. UPF 50 is considered the ultimate in UV sun protection. These carefully crafted, form-fitting, high fashion hats can be worn as part of a regimen to protect against the effects of the sun, including premature wrinkling and sunburn!

This is definitely NOT your grandma's big floppy sun hat!

The D&Y Sun Collection Series

I received the Blue Hat featured on the lower right hand side of the photo collage above, and I love that it's easily packable, I love the black ribbon detailing, and I love that it is keeping me protected from the sun. It's often times overlooked, but your scalp is extremely vulnerable to the sun, and really should be protected. If you have thin hair and don't want to add additional product to it to protect yourself from the sun, these hats are pure genius!

My apologies butterflies we didn't have a chance to run a giveaway with this post, but would love to have D&Y back in the near future to do so!

In the meantime, make sure you visit D&Y on Facebook, tell them Ascending Butterfly you!

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FTC Disclosure: This is a NON-Sponsored Post. I received a hat for editorial consideration to facilitate my review, no compensation was received in exchange for this post. Skin Cancer is a very serious issue!


  1. I love these floppy hats. They work really well in the garden!

  2. It will definitely be excellent for a day in the garden! :)♥ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ