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15 Outfit Ideas and Items for a Perfect Pool, Beach or Lake Day

It’s safe to say that it’s officially hot girl summer szn, meaning we’ll be spending our days by any body of water catching rays with a good book in one hand and an iced drink in another.

Sounds like an absolute dream, right? That’s because it is! And you deserve to match your dream day with a flawless skin and a perfect outfit.

Whether you’re looking for something more on the casual side or things that really make you stand out, the Celeb Secrets gals curated a list of both luxe and affordable items ranging from bikinis, coverups, accessories and skincare that will help complement your pool, beach or lake days this summer. Keep scrolling for our full list below and don’t forget to let us know if you wind up purchasing any of these by sliding into our DMs on Instagram at @celebsecrets.

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Camilla

Wild Loving Ball Bikini

$329

Camilla’s Wild Loving Ball Bikini is the perfect luxe swimsuit you never knew you needed… until now! Radiating the warm glow of a sunset paradise, the intricate two piece is perfect for a day filled with lounging by the water. You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $329 here.

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LSPACE

Ribbed Hazel Bikini Top ($92) and Ribbed Jay Bikini Bottom ($79) in Black-Cream

Skimpy, sexy AND ribbed? Say less! LSPACE’s Ribbed Hazel Bikini Top and Ribbed Jay Bikini Bottom in Black-Cream is everything we’re looking for when it comes to a summer swimsuit. The cream bands are the pop of color needed to stand out in a sea of plain swimsuits; plus its design makes battling tan lines easier than usual.

You can purchase the top for $92 on the brand’s website here, with the bottoms for $79 here.

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Blackbough Swim

Palmo Bandeau Top ($55) and Candice Ruffled Cheeky Bottoms ($55) in Nantucket

Catch in some rays by the water with this coastal cowgirl approved bikini from Blackbough Swim. Appropriately in the color Nantucket, the girly bandeau top and ruffled cheeky bottoms fit summer’s hottest trend of a romantic summer beach look.

You can purchase the Palmo Bandeau Top for $55 on the brand’s website here and the Candice Ruffled Cheeky Bottoms for $55 here.

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Ramy Brook

Cecelia Coverup Mini Dress in Rose Gold

$295

Wrap yourself up in the Cecelia to make your next poolside laze your most fashionable yet. Designed to be tied at the waist for a sultry cinch, this mesh sequin dress is made complete with flirty fringe details that add a fun touch to this standout style. You can purchase the item for $295 on the brand’s website here, but hurry — it’s about to sell out!

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PrettyLittleThing

Turquoise Woven Ruched Bust Tie Back Top ($30)

Turquoise Woven Wide Leg Drawstring Pants ($35)

Go bold and bright with this flirty turquoise set from PrettyLittleThing! The woven material is perfect for a day by the beach, plus the airy, wide leg drawstring pants will not only keep you cool during high temperatures, but also protect your skin from the sun. You can purchase the top for $30 here and the bottoms for $35 here

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SHEIN

Hollow Out Split Hem Cami Cover Up Dress in Blue

$10.99

This sexy cover up dress will turn heads wherever you go! It’s hollow detailing is right on trend for the season, plus its bodycon shape will hug your curves in all the right places.

You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $10.99 here.

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Rastah

“Mehran” Pistachio Crop Top

$65

This casual yet trendy crop top is perfect to wear over your favorite bikini this summer with a pair of cutoff shorts and sandals. Plus, have you seen that green is the it-girl color of the season?

You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $65 here.

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Ancient Greek Sandals

Thais in White

$265

These luxe white sandals are the perfect transition piece this season! You can wear them during the day to get your tan on and keep them on if you’re headed for a bite to eat after spending a day in the sun. It girl Laura Harrier was even seen wearing these exact sandals in black while arriving at Hotel Martinez during the 76th Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer, do you know that these are already going to give you loads of compliments.

You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $265 here.

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Havaianas

Slim Square Flip Flops in Ruby Red

$34

The squared-off toe and heel brings some flavor to your typical flip flop, making them the perfect addition to your everyday swimwear wardrobe. Available in black, ruby red, crocus rose and tranquility blue, you can purchase them for $34 at Nordstrom here.

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CUCCOO

Basic Women Double Buckle Decor Flat Sandals, Cool Black Footbed Sandals 

$16

Consider these sandals your new go-to! With an affordable price tag and fit for the pool, beach, and wherever the night may take you, CUCCOO’s Basic Women Double Buckle Decor Flat Sandals, Cool Black Footbed Sandals are immediately being added to our shopping cart.

You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $16 here.

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DMY by DMY 

Valentina Havana Oval Sunglasses

$270

Trendy yet classic, protect your eyes with these gorgeous sunglasses from DMY. The Valentina Havana Oval Sunglasses feature the brand’s most iconic frame that exudes timeless elegance that you’ll be sure to wear all year round. FYI, Selena Gomez wore these exact sunnies during her time in Paris earlier this summer, so why wouldn’t you purchase them for yourself?

You can purchase the item on the brand’s website for $270 here.

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LSPACE

Summer Days Backpack 

$130

Fit all of your summer essentials for a day outside in this straw backpack from LSPACE. Designed to fit everything from farmers market finds to beach bound essentials, the brand’s straw tote-turned-backpack keeps everything beautifully intact from the canvas, towel bearing straps on the outside to drawcord closure inside.

You can purchase the item for $130 on the brand’s website here.

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PrettyLittleThing

Chocolate Hair Claw

$8 $4

Hair claws are always a necessity in a pool or beach bag, so stock up with the Chocolate Hair Claw from PrettyLittleThing before they sell out here. They’re good for all types of hair textures and lengths, so you’ll never have to worry about your locks getting out of place.

NUDESTIX

NUDESTIX

Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF30

$36

It’s never a good day in the sun without a little SPF! Keep your face protected at all costs by using NUDESTIX’s Nudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF30 all summer long. Available in five different shades, the mineral tinted moisturizer that is lightweight and hydrating that will help protect your skin daily against sun’s broad-spectrum UVA/ UVB rays, as well as blue light and visible signs of premature aging from environmental stress.

You can purchase the item for $36 on the brand’s website here.

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TOTY

Solaria Mineral SPF 50+ Antioxidant Sunscreen Serum

$42

Protect your face and body from sun damage with this antioxidant sunscreen serum from Sofia Vergara’s newest beauty venture, Toty. It glides over skin like a serum, delivering SPF, skin care benefits and a priming effect perfect for makeup application. The best part? It doesn’t feel like sunscreen.

You can purchase the item for $42 on the brand’s website here.

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  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching sports and…

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