The Best Pool Party Looks for Summer

SPRING 2018
By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

There's a good chance you already have at least a few pool parties penciled in for the next few months. In general, summer is prime time to dip your toes in the water, but for Scottsdale and Phoenix residents, it's a way of life. What better way to beat those 100-degree temperatures than with friends around a cold pool, accompanied by good music and an icy beverage?

Whether you're attending a themed pool party or simply want to look as stylish as possible, take your cue from the three options below.

Neutral Chic

Keep things neutral, feminine, and sophisticated with Becca by Rebecca Virtue Color Play Crochet Off-The-Shoulder Bandeau Bikini Swimsuit Top, available at Dillard's. The crochet detailing and deep navy hue makes this a particularly chic bikini, plus it's comfortable and supportive.

For that "neutral chic" look, pair it with beige and rose-gold accessories, such as Rebecca Minkoff's Cutout Structured Leather Tote Bag and Burberry's Gradient Check Square Butterfly Sunglasses, both from Neiman Marcus.

Vintage Vibes

Go for vintage vibes with Miraclesuit's Underwire Bikini Top & Shirred Bikini Bottoms, available at Macy's. As a standalone, the swimsuit already has a lot of retro flair, but you can take it up a notch by pairing it with Sonix's Kyoto Cat-Eye Sunglasses, which nod to the '50s and are available at Anthropologie.

Store all your pool must-haves in Lauren Ralph Lauren's Langdon Large Tote, available at Macy's, which features woven details, gold hardware, and a magnetic snap enclosure.

Tropical Style

Yep — even if you're smack dab in the middle of the desert you can still rock a tropical pool party look. Start with a splashy suit that'd serve as camo in the jungle, like La Blanca's Beyond The Jungle Wrap Front Plunge One Piece Swimsuit from Dillard's. The deep neckline makes it sexy, while the tummy-toning fabric ensures that you feel and look good. It comes in two print options, including Hunter (pictured) and Pebble, which is a little lighter.

Try pairing it with Naudic's Lace Cover-Up Cardigan from Anthropologie, as well as these chic Dior Split Two-Tone Metallic Aviator Sunglasses with a Eugenia Kim Sunny Sequined Floppy Sun Hat, both available at Neiman Marcus.