Hold on to your hats, summer is not yet officially over. While the beach may be off your list now, wouldn’t it be nice to have some extended sun sessions by the pool? Whether you enjoy some real laps or are simply there to flaunt your beach tan, we recommend this list of must-have poolside fashion items for all types of pool-pledged bathers.
If swimming is not your real reason for the pool trip, an eye catching swimsuit will suit your poolside needs. Our pick for this year’s poolside season is the classic halter top. With a glamorous design that suits everyone, and enough coverage to enhance your natural figure Biba’s Goddess halter is the way to go.
Other sizzling trends to try before summer fizzles out include a one or two-piece with sexy mesh inserts from labels like T by Alexander Wang, Rick Owens and Zimmermann. To keep your look more reserved, go for the good old high-waist bikini, but this time with the updated details of zippers like Lisa Marie Fernandez’s rendition or modern color combinations such as neoprene purple from ASOS.
Show-off Cover Up
A poolside hang out isn’t complete without the perfect cover up. You’re spoilt for choice whether you want to hide everything, want something easy to take on or off, or want something that doubles as an outfit for the rest of the day. While transparent cover ups are oh so common, try something upbeat this time – pastel rompers, multi-way sarongs, maxi dresses, a colorful voile jumpsuit from Mara Hoffman, or a bold We Are Handsome’s weightless panther print piece.
Since the sports luxe trend has no signs of stopping yet, slip on a pair of those pool slides. Birkenstocks still whet a sharp poolside style. If you don’t want to be that comfortable, go for slightly clunky sandals with wide ankle straps like the platform espadrille sandals from Vince.
To carry all your pool paraphernalia, you need something that’s both durable and style-friendly at the same time. The good news is that there are many totes now fusing those two requirements. Try the shopping tote bag of MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, multi-pocket beach bag by Ben Elke, metallic leather tote by J.Crew or the unisex bag by Hideout in double-waxed canvas.
To cap a great pool style you must find a hat brimming with personality. For something eye-catching, try the wide-brimmed hat made from lightweight toyo paper by Eugenia Kim. As for the more discreet, heads up to Ca4la’s gradient straw hat and J. Crew’s striped hat.