If a poolside party beckons, don’t get caught in simply swimwear, the right styling elevates your look to well past sundown. Take inspiration from Forties Hollywood, by way of Nineties glam grunge and turn things up with layers of luxury – looking cool, polished and party-appropriate.
This summer, adopt a stylists’ approach to poolside dressing. Think outside of the pool – you’ll only strip down to those bare essentials when taking a dip, so when poolside (side being the operative word), you should turn your look up a notch.
Consider the scenarios; pool-by-day can quickly turn to pool-by-night – all it takes is the sinking of the sun and the sudden availability of a cool drink to hand. Next thing, the music turns up and you find yourself at a bonafide pool party. This is when being caught in just a bikini won’t do.
Of course, the base to your look will always lie with swimwear (no matter what you pile on top). Swimwear this season is bright and bold in statement, eye-catching prints. However, don’t settle for matchy, matchy satisfaction, instead enjoy a colour clash and mix your swimwear pieces, it’s far more exciting.
Consider party possibilities when styling your poolside look. Delve into your wardrobe and select luxurious pieces which can effortlessly turn their hands to ‘the pool party’. It’s about taking things that are already there and making them work for the occasion.
Something of an ode to Forties Hollywood via the glam grunge of the Nineties, these stylish and layered, yet somehow understated looks exude a polished luxury, lending themselves wonderfully to sunset soirees.
For instance; belts cinch the waist on a one-piece for a beautiful silhouette, statement espadrilles with a blazer demonstrate an understanding of the unique, and a contrasting, open shirt over your swimsuit shows style nous.
These unexpected and undeniably glamorous fusions will come into their own when the sun goes down and that party spirit kicks in.