Poolside Summer Style Essentials

We are officially in the throes of summer. So break out the sunscreen and your best poolside playlist and head to the waterfront in style!

Here are 10 ideas to give you inspiration for staying poolside chic all summer long.

A Chambray Button Down

Chambray Buttondown

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A great classic outfit idea is to pair a faded and soft chambray button down with a solid or patterned maxi skirt and your favorite sandals. A button down top is also very kind to sunburned shoulders, although we hope you remember to pack your sunscreen along with all of your other summer style essentials! A chambray button down shirtdress can also double as a beach cover up. This is a preppy classic that can be styled in numerous ways.

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A Solid Bikini

A bandeau halter tie bikini is a slimming and classic look and fit that will never go out of style, whether you are poolside or beaching it up for the day. Black bikini separates also mix and match well and look great on all skin tones. Need we say more? Add this to your summer style essentials list now.

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 A Feminine Cover-Up

Is it a dress or is it a cover up? Yes you could just throw on shorts and a t-shirt but a stylish beach cover-up can opt as a dress and looks much more put together while you’re out socializing and sunning. Looking poolside chic is a must and a cover-up, whether Boho breezy or tropical inspired, is one summer style essentials item you will want to invest in this year.

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A Chic Beach Tote

A large beach tote looks stylish and stores all your pool gear, from your favorite pair of sunnies to your sunscreen. Straw bags are popular in the summer because they are a seasonal fabric that pairs well with straw hats, espadrilles and all poolside chic looks.

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Beaded Jewelry

Beaded Jewelry

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The boho chic look is perfect for a day at the water, whether you are sipping drinks poolside or reading your summer beach read at the water’s edge. Layer on beaded bracelets for an ethnic chic look that is fresh and playful. Less is more doesn’t apply here. Layer up, mix up, and have fun with colors and styles.

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Wedge Sandals

Perfect your poolside chic from head to toe by putting thought into your footwear. Wedge sandals such as these trimmed in raffia give your legs a lift and look oh so much more stylish than your standard run-of-the mill flip flops.

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A Maxi Skirt

A chic poolside look is a comfortable maxi skirt paired with a fitted t-shirt or tank top and fun jewelry. This convertible maxi dress comes in several neutral and bright colors and is the perfect summertime staple.

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Pedi Perfection

Poolside Pedicure

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A summer pedicure will help you achieve poolside chic perfection. You’re going to be baring your feet and toes all season long so make sure your feet look their best. Opt for a vibrant color such as the OPI Summer 2015 brights collection, or if your polish personality is on the shy side, pastels in green and blue as featured by OPI in their Hawaiian Spring 2015 collection are still popular. It’s always fun to add new polish colors to your summer style essentials beauty arsenal.

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A Floppy Hat 

Hats are the perfect fashion accessory for achieving poolside chic. They help shade your face, and cover-up that messy pool hair. There’s something about a big straw hat that looks elegant. Not so sure about big hats? Opt for a classic Fedora. Whatever you do, leave that boyish baseball cap at home.

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Stylish Sunglasses

Sunglasses not only protect your eyes from harmful rays, but they can be just as important a fashion accessory as the jewelry you wear. Whether you opt for Hollywood glam or preppy aviators, they’re a summer style essentials must for showcasing your personality and framing your face.

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