When you’re experiencing a heat wave like woah, the only acceptable party to throw is a pool party. Luckily, my husband has a birthday this week, so I have the perf excuse to throw one (although it being too damn hot feels like a perfectly good excuse to me too). When dressing for one, start with a bathing suit. Even if you swear you’re not swimming or the crowd seems way too sophisticated for those types of shenanigans,, someone will inevitably jump or more likely throw/get thrown in the pool, and others will join. Splashing will occur, and you will be glad even if you don’t end up jumping in that you have something waterproof on. Also, you don’t want to look like a total party pooper now do you? Not wearing a bathing suit to a pool party is like not dressing up for a costume party. Don’t be that girl. On top, you can go with a glorified cover-up, incorporate your suit into your outfit like substituting a crop top for your bikini top, or spiff things up with a sundress, romper, or cute shorts.