The rain has let up some in Central Florida and I am so excited to get my Summer tan on poolside. There are 3 different community pools in our area, each providing a different kind of relaxation and vibe. For Memorial Day weekend, my family and I went down to the pool closest to town. Being that we do walk to the pool, I wanted to make sure I looked cool enough to walk through town, but not overly done for the pool.
Looking cool poolside is all about ease, you want to wear the minimal amount necessary and get the most from your outfit.
- Find a cooler bag that’s as cute as a purse. With enough room for your towels and tanning oil, getting a cute cooler bag ensures you can also tote some beverages down to the pool too, and if you bring lipstick with you it won’t melt! <3 Here are some of my personal fav cooler bags:
2. A great pair of flip flops. I personally haven’t cared too much for flip flops in the past, but when I found these Valentino dupes at Target for just $20 I knew they’d make a great addition to my summer wardrobe. Getting a simple slip-on sandal is a great option to throw on with any outfit during the Summer months. I love how the studs on these kind of edge up any outfit, and don’t seem so basic.
3. Keep your skin refreshed. Being in the sun can really dry out your skin, so keep it hydrated on days when you plan on spending a day soaking up rays. I love using Evian Mineral Spray to quickly refresh my skin when I feel myself getting too hot outside.
4. Tunic is Life. Tunic’s are so great and versatile for summer. Pair them with a great espadrille wedge and you’re ready for any brunch life throws at you. Throw them over a bathing suit with some flip-flops, ta-da! you’ve made an adorable poolside look! Tunics like this never go out of style, they’ll last for years to come. I got mine at J.Crew about 2 years ago, but I’ve linked similar options in great price ranges, all under $50!
>5. Stay Confident. Look I’m guilty of wishing I had someone else’s body from time to time too. Especially when I’m in an “all my skin is showing” poolside type of situation, which is why I be sure when I hit up the pool I feel confident. I purchase swimsuits that make me feel good about myself, and make sure the smile on my face doesn’t fade, and I think that’s genuinely how to stay the coolest this Summer while you’re at the pool. Some of my favorite suits have been the high waisted bikini’s. They make me feel sexy and confident with the amazing coverage they provide.
I’ll be following this dress code a lot more these next few months. We’ve got a LOT of beach trips planned for Summer 2017! What about you?