9 Tips for Looking Poolside Confident!

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Yes, I am confident we will get summer and have some lazy, hazy days at a beach or pool. Here are 9 STYLING tips for fun in the sun, when you are invited to a pool party, at a resort or entertaining friends at the cottage.

1. Pick a colour scheme

Look in your closet first and write down the colors you see. Or if you have had a Colour Analysis done…Take that with you when you go shopping for your bathing suit. The colours that you are already comfortable wearing could be represented in your new bathing suit.

2. Review your hair, skin and eye colours

Bathing suit shopping can be overwhelming when you walk into the department and see lots of bright, wild colours. Focus on finding one that repeats or compliments your hair, skin, or eye colours. Already you’ll feel more attractive in a bathing suit.

3. Push the envelope

Take what you know about your colours 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.

click to enlarge Karen is an autumn colour palette and has chosen a perfect dress for both colour and style.

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Karen is an autumn colour palette and has chosen a perfect dress for both colour and style.

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 coloured frames.

 9. Still scared?

Call 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.

Upcoming Events

Here’s where you’ll find me this month:

Tuesday, June 2, 2015: FUN mini makeover with a client
Thursday, June 4, 2015: SWAN Newmarket Network 7 pm
Friday, June 5, 2015: Green Connections movie at Sharon hope Church 8 pm ” Elemental”
Tuesday, June 16, 2015: SWAN Bradford
Wednesday, June 17, 2015: PROBUS meeting – Raelene Gannon is our guest speaker

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Until next time,


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