You heard the weather report: this weekend's gonna be a scorcher. All across the country, temperatures are expected to hit an all time high, with many reaching those dreaded triple digits. But while a majority of the population can simply hit up their local community pool, country club, or backyard to escape the blazing heat, us New Yorkers don't have quite the same variety of options. Here, we do pool parties a little differently. Finding the best poolside 'fit (and a great swimsuit to match) is our top priority — and we accessorize with lots of sunscreen, drinking water, and occasionally a handbag full of Prosecco.
But back to your outfit: at first thought, putting together a pool party ensemble should be as easy as bikini + cover up + sandals. But in reality, when you consider the location, weather, and — let's face it — potential for a winning Instagram shot, the pressure to look your best starts to build. So, before this weekend's heatwave finds you unprepared, get some inspo for the perfect poolside outfit ahead.
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This leopard print cover-up will have you feeling easy breezy no matter how hot it gets this weekend.
Sometimes all your pool party look needs is a padded headband and some heeled flip flops to take it to a whole new level.
Turn your silk scarf collection into a new slew of pool-ready bikinis with this slick trick.
Hot girl summer is well underway as proven by this pool-ready ensemble.
Nothing says pool party season like a watermelon beaded bag, am I right?
Who knew your PJs could double as top notch pool party attire?
Fact: two caftans are always better than one.
It's a well-known fact that pool parties and pastels go hand-in-hand. Keep your look from getting a little too Wolf of Wall Street by pairing it with some casual white linen or cotton additions. Boat shoes prohibited.
What's easier to throw on than a romper? Add rainbow stripes, puffy sleeves, and a pair of kickass cowboy boots and you'll be the best dressed attendee at every poolside soiree this weekend.
These lounge pants might not last too long in the 100+ degree heat, but hey, at least you got in a good shot.
Who else is tie-dying to dive into the pool right now? Sorry, we had to.
No shirt, no shoes, no problem.
Sometimes all you need for the perfect pool day is a really (really) big hat.
Or a really, really, really big hat.
Heading somewhere directly after? Here's the perfect dress to take you from pool day to a fun night out.
A red lip and red headband combo goes a long way. Throw in a simple polka dot slip dress and you'll be good to go.