Bright Advice from Liz Goldwyn

Author Liz Goldwyn, avoiding the sun in hat and shades.

With the weather fabulously sunny lately, it’s time to think seriously about how to protect your flawless skin from those harsh rays. Here’s how Liz Goldwyn — one of California’s truly chic — does it.

“My personal avoidance of the sun borders on obsession. I beg my friends in France to send me boxes of La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50 sunscreen,” she says. “I keep a stash of sunhats in my glove compartment.”

She favors Sonia Rykiel‘s giant foldable hats in seersucker and floral patterns, which she wears with studded sunglasses.

Stefano Pilati has designed fluted hats in bright red and purple for Yves Saint Laurent,” she points out. And she also recommends workout wear from Sun Precautions that’s actually SPF 30+.