A Stroke of Style: Our Poolside PicksClear skies, comfortable chaise lounges, and the freedom to enjoy a weekend without fighting tourists for a few square feet of sand. Days at the pool are mini-retreats that can be lax or lively, depending on your style. We never miss the chance to delight in a little R&R, and neither should you. Grab your favorite glossy magazine, cancel your weekend appointments, and dip your toes into a day of margaritas and floaties. We’ve practically packed your beach bag for and are dishing on our poolside favorites.
Pool PrerequisitesBefore diving into the pool or even testing the waters, prepare your skin for Miami’s violent-yet-vibrant sunshine. Nourish your at-risk skin with botanical-infused favorites from AMOREPACIFIC. Toss the sun protection travel set into your beach tote and provide a hydrating glow to your face with AMOREPACIFIC’s SPF 50+ sun stick, refreshing SPF 30 sun mist, and a rejuvenating sun protection cushion. We’ll admit, we have a love and hate relationship with UV rays. A little preparation can go a long way, knocking off years of aging.
Aveda’s hair veil is another imperative partner-in-poolside-crime. Don’t let its light weight fool you; Aveda’s protective veil will act as an invisible, waterproof barrier between your luscious locks and perilous UV villains. While this sidekick’s power is to stay unseen, not all protections are private. Pick out the perfect sunglasses to shield your eyes from the rays. We love Fendi’s dramatic ‘Waves’ frames in powder blue.
AMOREPACIFIC Resort Collection Sun Protection Travel Collection at Sephora, $50
Sun Care Protective Hair Veil at Aveda, $28
Waves Sunglasses at Fendi, $475
Fashionable ‘Free-style’You’ve preened over your pores; now it’s time to head outdoors. Whether you’re diving in or lounging, your pool attire is meant to make a splash. First impressions count and so do cover-ups. Designed in France, Anthropologie’s Indiana Tasseled Cover-Up is a crafty and contemporary pick to wear over your swimsuit of choice. Tassels are a staple embellishment of the season, so dare to rock this frock all summer long.
We love to live life like one big vacation, so why not unplug with quintessentially tropical threads? This cover-up’s fun trappings are a perfect match for Soer du Maroc’s ‘Out of Office’ straw beach bag and Tory Burch’s ‘Castaway’ sandals. Finally, your bathing suit is the pièce de résistance of your entire look. Get your tan glowing into gear with this flattering Everything But Water’s one piece suite.
Indiana Tasselled Cover-Up at Anthropologie, $140
Soer du Maroc ‘Out of Office’ Straw Tote at Bloomingdale’s, $155
Castaway Flat Sandals at Tory Burch, $195
One Piece Tank at Everything But Water, $205
Made in the ShadeClaim your chaise and take cover—you have all the time in the world to unwind and daydream. Emilio Pucci’s beach towel, a colorful and coveted splurge, will mark your tanning territory in an unapologetic way. Don’t second guess a soak in the sun as your worries unravel into its soft terrycloth fabric. For extra refuge, pop on the ‘daydreaming’ floppy hat to block out the brightness and prevent a pesky burn.
Beach Towel at Emilio Pucci, $422
August Hat ‘Day Dreaming’ Floppy Hat at Macy’s, $54
Floats & FetesWhat’s a summer pool day without a soiree? If you thought we’d leave you without a few Miami-approved party props, you’re oh so mistaken. Make your pool day worth Instagramming with our friend Rosie, a colossal 54-inch by 47-inch flamingo float that’s ostentatious enough for any South Florida festivity.
While you make floating look ever-so-chic, don’t forget to fill up on a poolside Mai Tai with Sur La Table’s tropical glassware. We know floating on a gigantic blow-up bird and balancing a fruity cocktail can be hard work. (You’re welcome!)
Sun kissed tans, trending styles and tranquil waters? Cheers to that!
‘Rosie’ Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float at Nordstrom, $70
Tropical Highball Glasses at Sur la Table, $14.96
Donut Cup Holder Pool Float Set at Urban Outfitters, $12