If given the chance, many of us would like to spend our weekends relaxing by a swimming pool: the calming presence of water, as well as the physical exercise that you get from doing laps in the pool, can be quite beneficial after a hectic work week. And whether you’re on a getaway in a tropical resort or are having a staycation in a fabulous hotel in the city, you need a look that’s perfect for poolside lounging. Celebrities such as Rihanna and Kaia Gerber have perfected the art of poolside fashion, and even Beyoncé has given her unique take on it in her visual album for Black is King. Now, it’s your turn to stun everyone with eye-catching bikinis, accessories, and cover ups that show off your unique sense of style. Turn heads with these exquisite poolside fashion ideas.
Go for 70s glam
The 70s is back in a big way, and artists such as BTS, Miley Cyrus, and Doja Cat have been sporting retro looks from the era of disco in their recent music videos. Infuse some 70s glam into your poolside fashion by embracing your inner diva. First, get creative with your string bikini top, and tie it crossed over your chest so that it forms a halter neck. Next, wear a silky wrap dress over your bikini, and tie it in such a way so that it forms a deep V-neck. This style looks even better if you’re wearing a black bikini and a leopard print dress, or vice versa. Accessorize with big gold hoop earrings, a floppy straw hat, and oversized cat eye sunglasses.
Add a touch of elegance
Even the most basic bikini will look elegant with the right cover up. Wear a long skirt with a high slit over your bikini, or cover up with a gorgeous, printed caftan that complements the color of your swimwear. Finish the look with a pair of embellished sandals, a stack of bracelets, and Jackie O. sunglasses. You can take it to the next level by adding a swipe of bright pink, coral, or cherry red lipstick.
Dress up your shorts
Shorts are the perfect option for those times when we want a change from our bikinis. But to take your look from basic to fabulous, style your shorts to make them poolside worthy. Wear denim shorts with a white tank top and layer a long, flowy boho style cover up or a crocheted top over it. You can also wear shorts under a shirtdress, or with a lightweight thigh-length kimono. For a fresh look, wear white shorts and a matching top, then add a splash of color with pink or turquoise accessories.
Consider these fashion ideas to create the perfect poolside look. Experiment with cover ups and accessories, pick the styles that make you look and feel great, and have a good time on your getaway.