Well here we are at that time of year when it is time to take that daring step and dip your toe in… to trying on your bathing suit or shopping for a new one. If you shudder at the thought of being invited to a pool party at friends or even going to the beach, let me help you build some courage and confidence to face your fear with these 8 tips on pool party wear for poolside confidence.
The words ‘poolside’ and ‘confidence’ don’t seem like they go together, right? The anxiety of accepting a pool party invitation will vanish when you read these helpful styling tips for fun under the sun.
1. Pick a color scheme
Look in your closet first and write down the colors you see. Or, if you have had your colours done, then take your colour wallet with you when you go shopping for your bathing suit. The colors that you are already comfortable wearing could be represented in your new bathing suit.
2. Review your hair, skin and eye colors
Bathing suit shopping can be overwhelming when you walk into the department and see lots of bright, wild colors. Focus on finding one that repeats or compliments your hair, skin, or eye colors. Already you’ll feel more attractive in a bathing suit.
3. Push the envelope
Take what you know about your colors and put them in a bold print. Explore bathing suits and/or cover-ups in eye-catching prints: graphic, animal, floral, tropical.
4. Don’t forget the extras
These are the things that make you feel dressed. Sunglasses, big tote bag, the cover up, the accessories, and the shoes are part of the complete ensemble. Make sure all the pieces relate and harmonize with each other.
5. What to wear if you’re at the pool but not swimming
If you are not splashing in the water, you are making a splash in your outfit. Look for a relaxed floral or striped dress that comes to the knee or the ankle. Consider wearing a tunic over a white jean or a linen pant.
6. Focus on fabrics
Warm weather fabrics to choose from are cotton, linen, lace, eyelet, seersucker, or Indian silk. Straw is perfect for your bag, hat or wedge sandal.
7. One bold move is all you need
If you prefer wearing neutral colored separates, all you need to make your poolside entrance is one bold accessory. Consider the wide brimmed floppy hat, a generous lightweight infinity scarf, or a metallic heeled sandal.
8. Sunglasses are the must-have accessories
Protect your face and don’t be afraid to let your sunglasses be the main event. Choose from aviator, cat eye, oversized, or round frames. Don’t be afraid to wear colored frames.
How about you? Still scared? Contact me! Let me help you select a flattering bathing suit and accessorize it. I’d love to help you create your best poolside outfits so you can feel confident.
Until next time,