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What to Wear to a Pool Party Style Hacks

What to Wear to a Pool Party Style Hacks

Summer is synonymous with spontaneous picnics in the park, frequent visits to the local ice cream shop, and the occasional pool party. If you receive an invitation to spend the day lounging by the pool with friends, it's essential to put together a stylish and relaxed pool party outfit.

In case you're wondering what to wear to a pool party, continue reading as we give simple pool party style hacks.

Dressing Style for Pool Party

Deciding what to wear goes beyond simply choosing a fun swimsuit. It involves unleashing your creativity to determine the desired look, whether it's a coordinated ensemble with tonal desert-ready separates or embracing vibrant and tropical patterns.

Additionally, consideration should be given to other clothing items needed to perfect the outfit. For instance, if the pool party includes sports activities like volleyball or pickleball, it's essential to have a pair of athletic shorts and a supportive swimsuit top.

When selecting accessories, go for a sturdy tote or backpack capable of holding all the essentials, ranging from sunscreen to snacks and beverages. Ensure the chosen bag can withstand a bit of moisture. You wouldn't want a massive cannonball splash to ruin your gear.

Pool Party Fashion Hacks

Swim, stay dry, and have fun with this awesome ensemble for a pool party. Get ready for a big splash!

Pool Party Out of the Water

Baleaf Flyleaf 5" UPF50+ High-Rise Swim

If you intend to be more active outside the water than in it, consider wearing Baleaf's Flyleaf UPF50+ Swim Bra, suitable for both aquatic and land activities. The last concern you'd want while engaged in a game of pickleball or badminton is inadequate support, especially if you possess a competitive spirit.

Slide into a set of high-waisted swim shorts, like our Flyleaf 5" UPF50+ High-Rise Swim Shorts, for carefree jumping or jogging without the concern of them slipping. If a pool dip is on the agenda, choose shorts crafted from quick-drying fabric to prevent the discomfort of a waterlogged bottom, ensuring you stay focused when you return to the game.

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On a Hot Pool Day

Baleaf Laureate Open Back One-Piece Swimsuit

During warm afternoons, choose a one- or two-piece suit, such as our Laureate Open Back One-Piece Swimsuit. Combine it with a hip pack and polarized shades for a stylish retro appearance. The hip pack not only adds a touch of practicality but also serves as a convenient storage spot for your phone and keys as you mingle and socialize on the deck. Meanwhile, the sunglasses shield your eyes from the sun. Finish off the ensemble with a comfortable pair of soft flip-flops.

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For an Evening Dip

Baleaf Flyleaf Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit

For a glamorous pool party that kicks off after sunset, explore this chic outfit suggestion. Begin with our Flyleaf Plunge One-Piece Swimsuit as the foundation.

Highlight the swimsuit's intricate details as you mingle by teaming it up with airy utility cargo or workwear trousers. Complete the ensemble with a striking pair of sweet kicks.

If swimming isn't on the agenda, elevate the outfit with some added flair. Consider incorporating a touch of bling, such as a gold necklace, hoop earrings, or an assortment of chunky rings, to add a luxurious touch to the look.

A Morning Party

Baleaf Evergreen Modal Joggers

If you're heading to an early morning pool party, make sure your attire shields you from any lingering morning chill or sea breeze shivers. The solution? Slip into a pair of Evergreen Modal Joggers. These joggers effortlessly radiate a beachy vibe.

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Complete the cozy-chic ensemble by donning an Evergreen Modal Oversized Cropped Top. If the day is poised to warm up, consider an off-the-shoulder or wide-neck cover-up, allowing your swimsuit to peek through for your friends to admire. Alternatively, a tie-dye crew neck will infuse your outfit with all the flair it needs.

For Those Who Need More Sun Protection

Baleaf Laureate UPF 50+ Long Hoodie

If you're prone to sunburn, aiming to protect a tattoo, or prefer a more covered look, this ensemble has you completely covered—literally. Slip into a swim tunic paired with swim-appropriate leggings, blending style with modest coverage.

Adorned with our Laureate UPF 50+ Long Hoodie, this ensemble is not only cute enough to draw compliments but also provides UPF50+ sun protection. Complete the look with a pair of chunky sandals and bold statement shades.

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Other Pool Party Clothes and Accessories

Above all else, the primary consideration is to anticipate that your clothes for the pool party are likely to become wet. Unintentional dips into the pool, sitting on damp chairs, or unexpected splashes are common scenarios at a pool party. When selecting your attire, go for lightweight and quick-drying fabrics when exposed to water.

Get that extra warmth and cover with a cardigan.

Baleaf UPF 50+ Quick-dry Cardigan

An indispensable addition to both your wardrobe and pool bag, the pocketable, lightweight UPF 50+ Quick-dry Cardigan is a must-have. It shields you from unexpected weather changes during a pool party—imagine unexpectedly freezing amid a sudden storm at the pool.

Moreover, having a cardigan on hand is beneficial for staying warm during later hours at the pool. It also serves as an extra layer of clothing if all your garments happen to get wet.

Bring with you a versatile button-down.

Baleaf Quick-Dry UPF 50+ Sun Shirts

Frequently, a button-down, like the Quick-Dry UPF 50+ Sun Shirts, creates a striking contrast with vibrant or printed bikinis, effortlessly transitioning into a sophisticated and alluring cover-up regardless of how you style it. Long-sleeved options provide added warmth against the cool breezes from the pool.

For a more eclectic ensemble, consider incorporating printed button-downs. Experiment with matching sets or embrace color blocking to infuse a playful and dynamic vibe into your look.

Toss in a hat.

Shielding your face from sunburn and the potential harm of sun rays is crucial. While the skin on the rest of your body may tolerate some sunlight with the application of sunscreen, your face is more susceptible than you realize. Ensure its protection with a bucket hat or a wide-brimmed straw hat.

Moreover, adding a hat to your poolside ensemble is not only a practical choice but also a stylish one.


A black bikini is a timeless piece that proves its versatility, requiring just a touch of magic to transform into an entirely different swimsuit.

While stylish layering might seem challenging with minimal clothing, introducing island-inspired accessories can breathe new life into your old favorites. Enhance the look with earrings, medium to large hoops, a net tote or basket woven style tote bag, and oversized sunglasses.

Wear sunscreen.

A sunburn is far from an attractive outcome! While not exactly a fashion tip, it's crucial to emphasize the importance of wearing sunscreen, especially when donning minimal clothing. While a touch of tan can be appealing, prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can lead to painful peeling.

Adding an extra layer of defense, consider wearing chlorine-resistant swimwear to shield your skin from the sun's harmful effects.

Glam up in Your Best Pool Party Fashion

Radiate confidence and be pool-party-ready with our fabulous clothes for a pool party from our All Swimming Gear collection. Dive into style and embrace the sun-soaked fun!

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