‘Tis the season for good times and tan lines, and with Memphis’ scorching temps, there is nowhere we would rather be than lounging poolside. Whether it’s an adorable cover-up, a chilled beverage or a splash of backyard décor, we’ve scoured the city and assembled this list of 19 local FINDS to help keep you cool by the pool.
STYLE WITH A SPLASH
When you’re hitting the pool, we know you’ve got a lot to bring along! With all its space, this charming raffia tote can handle all of your snacks, sunscreen and summertime reads. As an added bonus, straw bags are an uber on-trend accessory this summer! Find this tote for $139 at Social, A Shop for Gracious Living.
Wrap me up
Nothing says summertime like Lilly Pulitzer, so this wrap is guaranteed to become a warm-weather wardrobe staple. It can be worn as a vest, a pareo or a scarf, making it your most versatile poolside accessory yet. Use it as a cover-up, or throw it on to add a little color to your sundress. Find it for $118 at The Pink Door.
Birds of a feather
This resort sundress is the perfect transition piece to take you from lunch to the pool. With its lightweight fabric and vibrant pattern, you can throw it on over your swimsuit, run some errands, grab a bite with a pal and then hit the water, all while staying cool and looking fashionable! Find it for $195 at Kittie Kyle.
Elevate your summer style with these gorgeous Joie A La Plage sable slip-on sandals. With the black and natural leather combination and minimalist design, this shoe is sure to be adaptable to countless looks in your closet. Find a pair for $125 at Oak Hall.
Pool party dress
Have a poolside event with a slightly more formal dress code? This look is just the ticket for a patio dinner party or cocktail hour. Slide this colorful, floating piece over your favorite swimsuit, and you are ready to go. Find it for $262 at Lori James Contemporary Boutique.
Actin’ kinda shady
These sunny July days call for some high-quality shades. We are obsessed with these KREWE Audubon Rose sunnies, with their handcrafted frames, rose-gold mirrored lenses and UVB protection. Find them for $255 at Eclectic Eye.
GADGETS AND GIZMOS
Cool as can be
Keep your beverages chilled in style with this mind-blowing, top-of-the-line Sovaro cooler. Made in the USA, these coolers use two inches of cork to naturally insulate the compartment. They come in either black or white, with additional accessories available for purchase. (Our favorite? The lime cutting board!) Find a cooler, starting at $595, at Southern Avenue.
Throwing in the towel
Known for being soft, durable and lightweight, Turkish towels are just the thing for afternoons spent poolside. Made with 100% Turkish cotton, this is sure to be your faithful companion for many sunny days. They also come in a variety of colors to match to your favorite suit. Find one for $32 at Southern Muse.
Our cup overflows
These adorable, reusable cups are perfect for drinks in the sun. They won’t shatter on the patio, they are BPA-free and, at the end of the day, just toss them in the dishwasher! Find them in sets of 8 for $18 at Ménage Fine Stationery & Gifts.
Corkcicle water bottles are just the thing to keep your poolside drinks cold. Beyond being incredibly convenient, they also come in an array of bright summer colors to add a pop of fun to your poolside getup! Find them for $34 each at Falling Into Place.
La Vieille Ferme rosé
Rosé is undeniably the drink of warm summer days, and what better way to relax and unwind by the water than with a glass of wine? This delicate, easy-drinking rosé would still be a favorite if it only came in a glass bottle, but what makes it even better is it comes in a box! Take it outside without fear of fractured glass. Find it for $24.99 at Buster’s Liquors and Wines.
Squeeze the day
If you are more of a health nut and you’re looking for something nutritious and delicious to enjoy, you need a juice growler from I Love Juice Bar. Take it to the store, fill it up with your favorite juice, and put it in the refrigerator to enjoy at home or by the pool! Find the growler container for $5 and a refill, ranging from $23 to $27, at I Love Juice Bar.
Very few sounds are as peaceful and soothing as the trickle of water from a fountain. Don’t you think you need one in your backyard by the pool? Check out this elegant outdoor fountain from Palladio Garden for effortless ambiance. Find it for $2,202.95 at Palladio Garden.
Under my umbrella
If you need a retreat from the intensity of the hot sun, this 9-foot outdoor umbrella from Ken Rash will do the trick. The umbrellas come in a variety of colors, so you can seamlessly slip this piece into your poolside décor. Find one for $329 at Ken Rash.
Does your canine friend get overheated when you sit out by the pool? Now your dog can beat the heat with this cooling vest. The vest can hold three times its weight in water, it’s easy to clean, and it’s safe to throw in the washing machine. Soak it in water and let the air-circulating mesh panels work their magic, so you both can enjoy your time in the sun! Find it for $39.99 at Hollywood Feed.
Guard from the sun
The EltaMD UV Clear sunscreens are a must-have for everyday wear, no matter the season, but especially when hanging by the pool. Keep those damaging UV rays at bay with this specialty, skin-friendly SPF. Find it for $34 at McDonald Murrmann Skin and Laser.
Lipstick has this magical way of making us feel put together! So, look and feel your best hanging by the pool with this miraculous waterproof lip stain. It comes in a variety of colors and will last while you lounge in the water. Find one for $27 at Heather.
Soothe your skin
Protect your skin from the heat and the sun with this After Sun Mist from Herbivore Botanicals. The all-natural formula with soothing aloe vera, therapeutic lavender and cooling mint will help hydrate your skin after hours spent by the pool. Find it for $18 at City & State.
Protect your glow
The EltaMD Moisture-Rich Body Crème aids with skin regeneration and helps your body maintain its glow. Use this therapeutic body moisturizer poolside to nourish your skin as you soak up the rays! Find it for $25 at Mona Esthetics.
Now, grab your favorite poolside finds and get to splashin’!
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