Must-have Poolside Essentials

Posted on by Abbie Coombes

It's that time of year to put on the shades, grab a towel and head to the poolside. For many of us, our days on holiday in the Caribbean, or with the weather as it is, the British, sun, begin with a spot of breakfast and setting up camp on the best of the remaining sun loungers.

We've listed our top must-have poolside essentials, to ensure you're stylishly equipped for a day of relaxation. 

A Tote Bag 

A tote bag is great for throwing in those towels, sunglasses and poolside reads. It means no unnecessary trips back to the hotel room, so you can indulge in sheer relaxation and focus on topping up that tan. The bold, rainbow design of this Liberty London Marlborough Tote Bag makes it perfect for the sunshine, and will ensure that you are organised in style. 


Little Marlborough Tote Bag
Liberty London 
£395 >

Beach Towels

With these colourful woven cotton beach towels from John Lewis, you can be sure to secure your favourite spot by the pool.


Cocktail Beach Towel, Mint 
John Lewis
£15 >

Stripe Beach Towel, Multi
John Lewis 
£15 >

A Designer Bikini 

These halter neck designer bikini's from Heidi Klein are extremely flattering two pieces sets and it goes without saying, would prove to complement those bronze glows. 


Aqua Capri Scallop Padded Triangle Bikini 
Heidi Klein
£114 >

Cape Cod Halter Push Up Bikini
Heidi Klein
£80 >


Whilst you're lounging, and the sun is beaming, there is no doubt that you will be needing some stylish sunglasses to complete your poolside look. These Ray Ban sunglasses are a must-have for the tote bag!



Ray-Ban Round Frame Gold Sunglasses
£135 >

Ray-Ban Clubround Acetate and Gold Tone Sunglasses
£155 >


Easy slip-ons, these sandals are perfect for that post-swim trip to top up those cocktail glasses. 


Miss KG Rex Sandals 
House of Fraser

Carrie Forbes Karim Woven Raffia Wedge Sandals

 A Hat

Heads are sure to turn at the gorgeous two tone colour of this hat. It's perfect when taking a stroll around the pool and whilst you soak up the sun. It will give a class and sophisticated touch to those poolside outfits. 

Albertus Swanepoel Two Tone Dyed Panama Hat
Liberty London


With these poolside essentials to hand, you can be sure you'll be ready to take on the sun in no time! 

Written by Abbie Coombes.