Style & Fashion

A Very Cool Beach Wrap

Charleston designer Jennifer Horton beats the heat with a bright new accessory

If you want to escape the oppressive heat (and avoid sunburned shoulders) this summer, ZAGS “sunwraps” by Charleston, South Carolina, designer Jennifer Horton offer a stylish solution. Sold as squares (40″ x 40″), shawls (24″ x 65″), and blankets (40″ x 80″), the Southern-stitched pieces are made from moisture wicking, antimicrobial, and UV-protected (30+) fabric.

The motifs, many of which are based on original watercolors and photographs, are inspired by the Lowcountry, from interpretations of palmetto and live oak trees to oyster shells and nautical stripes.

Their uses are practically endless from summer into fall. “Clients use them as scarves, pareos, and blankets on the beach, but also on the seat of a car or boat for instant cooling, for watching on the sidelines of any sport, traveling on an airplane, as a stroller cover, you name it,” Horton says. “I just wore mine to watch the Charleston RiverDogs play last weekend.”

Next up, Horton is working on a series of solid colors. “I’m really excited about the sunset orange and sea glass green,” she says.

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