When things heat up, it’s the perfect excuse to jump into a pool! Home or away, everyone loves a good pool party. If you are jetting off on holiday this year, get prepped before you go with our style guide to the perfect pool party outfit.
If you are ‘staycationing’ this summer, take a look at our range of paddling pools & water toys to bring that pool party feeling right to your backdoor.
Spending a full day in a swimsuit can make you feel a little exposed. A sheer dress is a brilliant invention to keep you classy and cool. Throw a slightly see-through dress over your swimsuit or high waisted bikini and finish it off with accessories to complete your pool party look. The great thing with sheer dresses, shirts or kaftans is that you’re covered just enough if you need to nip to the shops to stock up on snacks and drinks.
Not Just a Swimsuit
Whenever you’re shopping for beachwear, think outside the box and see how many looks you can create with it. Ask yourself, can it be worn with a mini skirt, your denim shorts, or a long maxi skirt? Take for example a tropical tankini, it’s the perfect clothing that will work in and out of the water when it’s teamed with printed racer shorts or something flowy like a maxi skirt, or a sarong wrap scarf.
A poolside look isn’t complete if you haven’t got your shades on. They’re a major accessory for your style to make a statement, as well as protect your eyes from the sun. Match it with hoops, bangles and a necklace. Carry a beach bag for your essentials like sun lotion and a cardigan in case it gets a bit chilly.
Swimsuit for Comfort
Pick an appropriate swimsuit you feel comfortable to wear all day long. You don’t want to spend an entire day adjusting your suit. Choose a style that makes you feel confident and that you can lounge around in and also get wet.
One piece swimsuits offer a great fashion statement, so bring out your wild side in an animal print, or your pretty girly side in floral prints, but pick one that says something about you.
Swimsuits are also a good option to wear as tops. To put this style tip to use for the poolside, instead of jeans which can feel restricting when its super-hot, try an airy pair of high waisted culottes. Add some height with platform sandals and another cute beach bag for all the goods.
Are you prone to sunburn? Then you’re in luck because your daily summer outfits can be worn to give you all the coverage you need, yet still look poolside ready. If you can’t find a swimsuit with cap sleeves, try a basic t-shirt and tuck it in under a flowy skirt and team it with a sunhat.
You can throw a light weight scarf or slip on a sheer patterned kimono that’s a stylish layering addition for a more chic look. Now enjoy socialising in and out of the shade without having to play hide and seek with the sun.
Denim shorts are a summertime must-have. You can wear a two piece bikini with your shorts on to give you more coverage. When you’re ready to take a dip, slip them off and cool down in the water.
Poolside flip flops or strappy sandals with a low heel is a good choice, you don’t want to be slipping and sliding when you’re socialising. But make sure you dry yourself off properly before you join your girls on the dancefloor and enjoy a fresh cocktail.
Now that you’re set with your pool side outfit, finish off your look and check out our personal care range to create beach waves, apply minimal makeup for a summer glow and get ready to start the party! To browse more summer looks, head over to George.