It’s almost that time again: pool party season. Spring Break is right around the corner, and this is the year that you won’t be arriving at a pool party in boring shorts and flip flops… promise. Here’s a guide to help you up the fabulous ante no matter what type of pool party you’re going to–while staying completely practical.
1. Nautical Prep
You can’t go wrong with navy striped shorts and a white button-up. Throw in a navy bandeau bikini top and coral gladiator sandals, and you’ll not only look polished and put together, but you’ll also be comfortable whether you’re poolside or taking a dip. For a finishing touch, add a tote large enough to handle the necessities–towel, trashy magazine, sunscreen–and a hat to shade your head.
2. Beverly Hills Boho
This look is perfect for the gal who prefers to lounge by the pool but doesn’t want to go swimming. The lace dress has beautiful scalloped hems and is loose enough to keep you cool, and the platform wedge espadrilles are guaranteed to make your legs look a mile long. I love the bright pop of color that the day-glo stripe on the tote gives the whole outfit, and the round leopard-print sunglasses–I want them for my very own.
Vegas pool parties are the stuff of legend, but is strutting around in a bikini and stilettos not your thing? Mine neither. So how do you stay cool when it’s 5 million degrees outside? How about some easy breezy palazzo pants paired with platform wedges. Add some classic cat eyes and this adorable Kate Spade wristlet, and now you’re ready to (pool) party.
“Pool Party” doesn’t have to mean bright colors and garish prints. Try a more feminine look with a floral crop top, a high-waisted chambray skirt and an oversized floppy straw hat. The t-strap sandals add to the sweet vibe, while the navy and tan chevron tote give a subtle punch to an otherwise pastel outfit. Burn easily? Carry a parasol, of course.
Is there a type of pool party that I left out? Let me know! And have you seen the new Spring Break collection in the Crossroads Online Shop?