We are officially into June and I have to say I am so happy that Summer is almost here! (This humid weather has me feeling like its late July but nonetheless). With Summer time coming in hot (quite literally. See what I did there) I thought it was the perfect time to do another round up of my favourite Poolside Essentials. I am feeling in a bit of pool withdrawal since ours had a huge tear in the liner when we went to open it and now its a waiting game to get it fixed (I am taking any and all invitations for those who have a pool). In this week’s product round up I am featuring some of my go-to items for lounging poolside, whether that be in my own backyard, at a friends or if I am extra lucky and at the beach.
What is essential in my book: An oversized tote is a must. I tend to overpack even when its just going to my backyard. Toss a few magazines, a book, a bevvie and whatever other miscellaneous goodies I may want (no one wants to have to run back inside to grab the latest issue of People Magazine so may as well grab everything you need beforehand).
While lathering up in SPF is insanely important I am one of those people that has that same thought every year that all I need is that 1% Tanning Oil and I burn to s$&t. So for the sake of being safe and protecting our skin lets all not forget this part of living poolside. I will always be a body oil fan and it is on my list of essentials. The Lucy B’s Apothecary and Josie Maran brands are amongst my favourites. They both smell amazing, bronze the skin slightly (you won’t be orange I promise) and moisturize the skin. I throw that stuff in my hair too because it too gets dried out and damaged from the sun (show those locks some love).
Bathsuits are an obvious choice (unless you prefer skinny dipping. No judgement here) and I am all about the one-pieces this year. As a curvy girl finding the right swimsuit is always a challenge. I love highwaisted bottoms (I have basic black) and mixing in new tops. I have included some highly rated one pieces in my list that not only am I purchasing for the Summer but are flattering on any shape. I also like to have a few options of cove-rups on hand. I have 3 styles that are my essentials. 1. The Romper (I could permanently live in my Wilfrid Free romper) 2. The Beach Goddess Dress (this can be so many looks but when wearing such cover-up you will feel like you could be on a Victorias Secret Swimsuit Catalog cover) 3. The Low-Key Poncho (all hail the poncho).
My last essentials are your favourite sunnies (I am loving the half cat-eye trend), a cute towel (I need a round turkish towel in my life this summer. They scream photo-op) and a fun pool floaty (the wackier the better). Check out my roundup of Summer Essentials for Poolside living below!
Happy Shopping and let’s enjoy some serious poolside living shall we!?