UPF Clothing is the New Sunscreen

UPF Clothing is the New Sunscreen

 Cruz Rashguard

Clothes should do more for you than just look cute. They should even do more for you than fit comfortably. They should make you more confident, not only in how you look but in what you can do. If you’re anything like us, your life involves sunshine and movement, and your wardrobe should have your back. That’s why we’ve designed swimwear, casual pieces, and activewear with UPF 50+ sun protection, so you’ve got one less thing to worry about.

Our obsession with the perfect UPF pieces started with rashguards and boardshorts.  We get so much mileage out of our rashguards we actually now call them "Sunshirts", perfect for hiking, beach bumming, picnicking, or cheering on your favorite soccer player on a sunny Saturday morning. From the sleeveless Hanalei, to the short-sleeved Belles Beach, to the long-sleeved and half-zip Cruz Rashguard, we’ve got options to keep you slightly sun-kissed or fully covered.

Our swimwear, which was already painstakingly designed for fashion and function, was another obvious frontier for integrating sun protection. Our entire line of swim  gives you broad spectrum sun protection, from the strappy-backed Dahlia Top, to the best-selling Sanitas Reversible Bikini, to the full coverage Madeline One Piece.

We got so much positive feedback about the convenience of UPF 50+ for beyond-the-beach activities, we integrated sun protection into our entire line of leggings that already go from land to sea. The lightweight Salters Tight keeps you cool and comfortable, while the more substantial Platte Tight is perfect for those surprise sunburn overcast days.

And because sun protection is always in fashion, we even designed the Cayman Dress to keep you covered when that soccer games rolls right into brunch with your girlfriends. And if all that wasn’t enough, we’ve got the fully packable and crushable Capistrano Crushable Hat with a 3” brim that you can keep stashed in your tote bag so that pretty face of yours has it’s very own shade.

At Carve Designs, we think that outside is the best side, and we believe our clothes should support our sunshine addiction. With UPF 50+ pieces designed for nearly all of our favorite activities, you can find us outside, feeling confident in every way.

PureWow featured the Sanitas Dress in their write up "What’s ‘UPF’ Clothing, Why Do I Need It and Where Can I Get It?" Check out the article here. 


Sea Breeze Cocktail

This is simply one of the easiest cocktails to make; it looks good and it tastes even better and can be put together in only a couple of minutes (#winning).  When you have some girlfriends over for cocktails, keep this one in mind. It's light, refreshing, and the perfect drink for a day at the beach. Get the recipe full here


Foster The People

Foster The People's Sit Next to Me is a bright, uplifting, and shamelessly fun dance tune that finds inspiration in psychedelic 60's music and the most prominent pop trends of today. Throw this tune on with a Sea Breeze Cocktail in hand, and you're bound to cruise through an endless summer day with ease. Check out our Friday Distractions playlist and get fresh tunes every month.  

 Friday Distractions Giveaway

GIVEAWAY! It's our favorite Friday of the month— Friday Distractions! This month we're giveaway one of our favorite sun protection pieces, the Cruz Rashguard. It's a perpetual best-seller and for good reason. Wear it at the beach, on a run, SUPing or at yoga- The Cruz can do it all. With it's UPF 50+ rating, it blocks out those UV rays, but still gives comfort and a whole lot of style. Stay out all day— no reapplication needed.

Check out our instagram (@carvedesigns) to see how you can enter to win The Cruz Rashguard! Winner will be selected next Friday (8/10). Good luck!

Have a epic weekend and don't forget to #CARVEON!


The Carve Designs Team

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