If you’re like me and need to hide from the sun (from Lupus photosensitivities, medication sensitivities, migraines, etc.) you’re probably just as sick as I am of wearing hats (I loathe hats) and long-sleeved clothes (especially when it’s hot) just to walk around outside in the warmer months.
Well, it only took me about 8 years, but I finally came up with one solution that I like – a parasol, a small umbrella to keep out the sun instead of the rain. Doesn’t mess up your hair, keeps your whole body in the shade, and lets you wear the clothes you’d normally only wear inside out of the sun.
Here’s a photo of me, back when I was a brunette, using my parasol. Just now I typed “parasol” into Amazon.com and got all these results. And if you’re trying to avoid such a “girly” look, there’s some more neutral colors and styles here and here and here.
Hope someone out there finds this idea as useful as I did!