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Make a Splash With These Pool Day Must-Haves

From sunnies to sandals, get your poolside game on point

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As the summer sun feels like it’s here to stay for a long while (sigh), regular visits to the pool are key to keeping our cool. Give yourself a little refresh with these pool day essentials.

KREWE Sunglasses

KREWE frames are the perfect blend of classic style and modern edge. These New Orleans-based designs demand attention — the good kind. The bold Vindel frames in Olive + Iberia from its new spring collection are sure to be your new summer staple. Score them at Krewe for $215.

Side Street Turkish Towel

Elevate your pool experience with this stylish towel from Side Street’s home collection. Made with 100 percent Turkish cotton, each towel gives you a soft, luxurious feel with breathable fabric that won’t strip your skin as it dries you off. You can grab a few from Side Street‘s online shop for $36 each.

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Wrap Plunge Maillot Swimsuit

You’ve heard of the little black dress, right? Now introducing the little black suit, a comfortable and flattering option for whatever water comes your way. This one-piece is the perfect ‘all-wear’ suit to get your summer collection started. The plunge design lets you work on your tan, and a high cut on the hip give you an ultra-flattering waistline. Get it for $300 at the Sunroom Boutique in South Congress Hotel.

East Austin Hotel Day Pass

Your poolside oasis is only one click away. The East Austin Hotel day pass gives you unlimited access to the hotel’s sophisticated pool lounge and bar. It’s the perfect combination to enjoy the best of a local breezy day under the sun. Reserve your pool pass on East Austin Hotel’s site for $40.

Oxford Tunic Cover-Up

What makes a great cover-up? Versatility. Keep it in your bag for quick trips to the bathroom or hang it to dry on the lounge chair for your dinner reservation. Once you button up this show-stopping tunic made with organic, breathable cotton, you won’t want to take it off. It’s $178 at Cove‘s South Austin boutique.

ino GiGi Oblong Silk Scarf

Just because you’re in the water doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish. The GiGi scarf collection at ino Scarf Boutique is a sophisticated way to infuse classic glamour into everyday pool fashion. Handcrafted with pure silk, ino’s beautiful woven creations draw everyone’s eyes—and keep the sun out of yours. Pick it up at ino‘s Mueller location for $80.

SkinCeuticals Sunscreen

In this day and age, no pool day is without consequence. But you don’t have to suffer for it. Take care of your skin with SkinCeuticals’ Sheer Physical UV Defense Sunscreen, complete with anti-aging minerals and SPF 50. Have fun in the sun knowing your skin is protected. (But don’t forget to reapply every two hours.) Viva Day Spa has it for $42.

Willow Handbag

This seasonally appropriate catch-all is at the nexus of fashion and function. With a removable strap to be hand-carried or worn over the shoulder, this handbag was made for pool day essentials. Handwoven with authentic rattan in Italy, this top handle frame bag is a veritable lockbox for your dry goods. Get it for $1,305 at Valentines.

ByGeorge Navy Seersucker Swim Short

Channel that yacht-like feeling for your next pool day with these sharp, sophisticated swim shorts. Made with ByGeorge’s dream combination of polyester and stretch material, these trunks take you from pool-to-dinner with zero style sacrifices. Get a pair at ByGeorge for $470.

Esquivel Alex Leather Sandal

These puffy crisscross sandals from Wood & Rose boutique are destined to be your go-to summer shoe. The easy slide style and eye-catching neon colors are primed to showcase your new pedicure. They’re available at Wood & Rose for $375.

Rambler Sparkling Water

This Texas limestone-filtered sparkling water has quickly become the city’s staple sunshine beverage. Its latest flavor, Satsuma, is a citrus-sparkle dream — packed with the mandarin orange flavors it’s named after. Hydrate the whole family with a multi-pack or grab a few to stash in the cooler on the way out. Pick up a case at Whole Foods, H-E-B or find it near you for $15.