Turn up the heat on your poolside look with our hottest swimsuits and accessories to amp up your poolside presence. And, don’t forget the suncreen when you get those smokin’ hot head turns with our lucky seven picks.
By Danielle Kaplan
Channel the sensuality of French men, with this French brand of luxury swimwear that has become the ultimate luxury reference in men’s swimwear and the crème de la crème of swimwear for the most sophisticated of men. Vilebrequin specializes in colorful print swimming trunks with waterproof wallets that are not only multifunctional, but also exquisitely designed with a longer, contemporary shape, a flat waistline and summer prints. Bold, colorful and expensive – they’re guaranteed to keep all eyes on you. Available at Neiman Marcus
2. Hermes Beach Towel
The classic H icon expands its empire to include beach towels this season. Make the beach look better by laying out your plush, terrycloth beach towel featuring rich colors and bold prints or the simple monotone patterns. The towels maintain the luxury Hermes is known for mixed with the carefree nature of the summer. Choose from a school of fish, palm trees or even a bright colored elephant. Available at USA.Hermes.com.
3. Rag & Bone Summer Hat
Need to block some shade off your face or shield your eyes so you don’t lose sight of your golf ball? Well you’re in luck since Rag & Bone has created two of the ultimate summer hats that pair well poolside or while you’re off running errands. Take a pick from the ultimate Summer Trilby, a straw hat in a luscious shade of chocolate brown with a chic denim accent or the Summer Fedora that comes in straw with a plaid or gray accent. Either way, your head will thank you. Available at Barneys.com.
4. Tumi Sunglasses
Say hello to summer with Tumi’s new eyewear collection that allows you to have maximum fun in the sun. Made up of leather detailing, ballistic patterns and classic shapes, these sunglasses are all the rage when protecting your eyes from the glares off the serene beach waves. Try the Newport collection that are the essential for the world traveler as a modern aviator with a titanium rim front available in black, brushed silver or the summer essential, brushed gold. If that’s not your scene, try the Capilano. This lightweight navigator in stainless steel is for the sophisticated traveler that has a stylish patter acid etched on the temples surrounding the Tumi logo available in brushed silver or the always chic black. Available at Tumi.com
5. Robert Graham Copocabana Swim Trunks
Make a splash at the pool with these colorful swim trunks a pattern that is the ultimate accessory for your poolside needs this summer. With the splashes of bold color and an engaging pattern, these trunks will take attention away from your love handles and your slacking at the gym with a patter that draws all eyes directly to it. Complete with multicolor horizontal strips, side slash pockets, and a back crocodile-print patch pocket, Robert Graham translates his keen sense of stylish dress shirts to beach success. Available at Neiman Marcus.
6. J Crew 7” Swim Short in Marina Stripe
Inspired by an archived surf print from the ‘60s, these classic fitted swim shorts take a cue from the cabana boys with their preppy style and pastel colors. Complete with a snap-front, this bathing suit may look better suited for tee-time, but they have the ability to make you look good laying on a lounge chair. Crafted in a quick-drying blend, these swim shorts are perfect for all-day beach excursions and frolicking in the sun. Available at J. Crew.
7. Zanerobe ‘Freshwater’ Board Shorts
Take a cue from the spring runways with the classic color block look. With lightly faded horizontal block striped patter, these modern board shorts will bring out the surfer in you. Paired well with shaggy blonde hair and a hang-ten attitude, these great-fitting shorts in a complementary color-block pattern have the ultimate sporty feel. Available at Nordstrom.