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What to Wear to a Pool or Beach Party and Feel Confident

The words ‘poolside’ and  ‘confidence’ don’t seem like they go together, right?  Your first thoughts are what do I wear to the pool party?  The anxiety of accepting a pool party invitation or going to a resort for vacation this summer will vanish when you read these helpful styling tips for fun under the sun.

Poolside Confidence


Pick a color scheme

Look in your closet first and write down the colors you see. Take that with you when you go shopping for your bathing suit. The colors that you are already comfortable wearing could be represented in your new bathing suit.

Hurley It's Electric Dress Women's Orange Cover Up



Review your hair, skin and eye colors

Bathing suit shopping can be overwhelming when you walk into the department and see lots of bright, wild colors. Focus on finding one that repeats or compliments your hair, skin, or eye colors. Already you’ll feel more attractive in a bathing suit.

Theodora & Callum Andes Cover Up Skirt / Dress


Push the envelope

Take what you know about your colors and put them in a bold print. Explore bathing suits and/or cover-ups in eye-catching prints such as graphic, animal, floral, and tropical.

Athena Waimea Halter Tankini and Skirted Bathing Suit Bottom


Don’t forget the extras

These are the things that make you feel dressed. Sunglasses, the tote bag, the cover up, the accessories, and the shoes are part of the complete ensemble. Make sure all the pieces relate and harmonize with each other.

Mara Hoffman Printed Beach Bag

What to wear if you’re at the pool but not swimming

If you are not splashing in the water, you are making a splash in your outfit. Look for a relaxed floral or striped dress that comes to the knee or the ankle. Consider wearing a tunic over a white jean or a linen pant.

Robin Piccone Raquel Sportswear Maxi Dress Cover Up


Focus on fabrics

Warm weather fabrics to choose from are cotton, linen, lace, eyelet, seersucker, or Indian silk. Straw is perfect for your bag, hat or wedge sandal.

La Blanca Mahalo My Diabolo Maxi Dress Swimsuit Cover Up

One bold move is all you need

If you prefer wearing neutral colored separates, all you need to make your poolside entrance is one bold accessory. Consider the wide brimmed floppy hat, a generous lightweight infinity scarf, or a metallic heeled sandal.

Eric Javits Swinger Wide-Brim Hat, Tangerine Mix


Sunglasses are the must-have accessories

Protect your face and don’t be afraid to let your sunglasses be the main event. Choose from aviator, cat eye, oversized, or round frames. Don’t be afraid to wear colored frames.

Tom Ford Whitney Polarized Cross Sunglasses


Still scared?

Call me 203-733-9328! Let me help you select a flattering bathing suit and accessorize it. I’d love to help you create your best poolside outfits so you can feel confident.

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