Clutch City

Just Add Water

Pool season is upon us. Make sure you’re equipped.

Photography by Audra Oden By Sarah Rufca Nielsen May 31, 2015 Published in the June 2015 issue of Houstonia Magazine

There is only one line of demarcation between the haves and have-nots in Houstonia every summer, and it’s made of pool tile. Here, it doesn’t matter whether your puddle of choice is a chlorinated concrete number in an aging apartment complex or a waterfall-laden, flat-screen-equipped, salt-water-infused backyard Xanadu. As long as you have one.

Similarly, you can swim in style wherever you take the plunge, equipped as you might be with a 24-karat-gold-fastened bikini, say, or sunscreen that soothes sensitive skin, a towel with the super-soft touch of velour, salt spray to capture your perfect waves or a giant flamingo to float away on. 

Image: Audra Oden

Clockwise from top left:  Giant inflatable flamingo float, $70 at Black and white wide-brim hat, $29.90 at Zara. ViX abstract coral pattern bandeau bikini top, $134, and bottoms, $119, at La Mode Swim. The Rocks by Peter Nichols, $27.95 at Brazos Bookstore. Brighton luxe beach towel, $55 at Drybar Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray, $25 at Drybar. Supergoop! SPF 40 Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen, $28 at Sephora. Seahorse Duchess East/West tote, $178 at Jonathan Adler. Manebi gold espadrilles, $250 at Brooke Feather. Illesteva Leonard II sunglasses, $290 at Brooke Feather.

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