Written By , on August 11, 2010

The heat has us boiling and you’re probably hankering for your own getaway. Whether you have the budget and time to hit a small island or make reservations for a hotel room with a rooftop pool, you’ll want to look fabulous as you battle the humidity and sun in style. Here’s a look at the items you need to look great while lounging near water.

Get glam with a bold print caftan or cover-up that can double as a dress for getting to and from the water destination of your choice. Look for a deep V-neck if you plan on wearing your cover-up while lounging so it shows off a hint of your swimwear.

A chic one-piece is a must. Even if you’re a bikini girl at heart, a one-piece is essential when sunning with the in-laws or work buddies. Look for whimsical details like ruffles or ruching to add texture without making the swimsuit too sexy.

Ditch the round, old Hollywood sunglasses that have reigned for seasons for a pair of square or cat eye lenses. The modern shape is perfect for looking cool and pulled-together when soaking up the sun.

Brighten up with a large bag that can work double duty as a day bag and a bag for hitting the pool or beach. Choose an affordable bag in a bright hue like this yellow with summer-oriented details like woven accents.

Finish off your fun-in-the-sun look with flat sandals. There’s no room for flip-flops when you’re trying to look chic. Go for sandals that are flat and nude with a few jeweled embellishments for a glow.


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