You guys know I'm a firm believer of investing in your classics - a striped shirt, leather dress or goes-with-everything bag - you know, timeless pieces you can reinvent season after season. They're so worth the investment, and bring you one step closer to that selective curated wardrobe we all dream about. For Summer, these pieces come together as my all-time favourite pool look, that we shot during our babymoon in France. And if this look seems like a no-brainer, that's because it's supposed to be. :) If you're looking to invest in those pieces that will make you look put-together and relaxed in the presence of just about any pool or beach around the world, these are the key pieces to shop:
1 / THE KAFTAN
It's as simple as this: I can't do Summer without a kaftan by my side (remember how crazy I went with all the gorgeous handmade pieces in Thailand?). It's actually surprisingly hard to find one that's perfect, so make sure to go with a thin light fabric (if it's too stiff it's a no-go) that has a deep V-cut in the front (so sexy to show a peek of your swimwear!), and slits on one or both sides (makes it so much easier to wade through the sand and face the Summer heat). Bonus points if the edges are lined with little tassels or fringes!
2 / THE OVERSIZED BEACH BASKET BAG
Miniature basket bags are one of the biggest accessories trends of the season, but the oversized version is a timeless pool-&-beach must-have. I'm personally not a huge fan of the loose versions (they really don't provide a great overview of the gazillion things a girl packs for a beach day), so I prefer a nice structured version, with colourful additions of course!
3 / THE SUNNIES, HAT & SLIDES
No pool look is complete without a pair of oversized black sunnies, straw sun hat we're going for timeless here!) and comfy slides. Opt for earthy colours if you want your slides to pair well with every colourful kaftan of your closet, balanced out with - you guessed it - playful tassels on top.
What's your go-to pool look? Anything I must add to my favourites? :)