I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parties is a pool party. Even if no swimming is involved, sipping cocktails poolside is always so fun. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to have fun with your summer wardrobe and be a bit more casual.
When deciding what to wear to a pool party, start by figuring out whether there will be swimming involved. If there, is, start with a bathing suit. Then add in a chic 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.
Now, if you know you’re not swimming or the crowd seems way too sophisticated for those types of shenanigans and the pool is just a backdrop, it’s the perfect excuse to wear a gorgeous caftan, a cover-up that you’ve been saving because it’s way too nice for the actual pool, or a pretty sundress.
Regardless of whether you plan to get wet or not, flat sandals are definitely fine and I say why not take advantage of any excuse to wear a dress sans heels, but if you want some height, I’d go with wedges or espadrilles since you’ll probably be spending the night standing on concrete or grass.
Need a little more pool party outfit inspiration? Here are my favorite ideas for what to wear to a pool party.