We know moms like to make lists. So let's see how you're doing with the list of poolside essentials. Figure-flattering swimsuit? Check. Stylish cover-up? Check. Now, let's move on to summertime accessories that are equal parts functional and stylish.
A good tote bag is high priority. And it must withstand dirt, crumbs, juice boxes — well, a beating. Something patent or ombre, perhaps?
As for sandals, comfort is key, because you know you will have to trek back to the pool to retrieve whatever toys the kids left behind. Sunglasses, in addition to making just about anyone look cool, are necessary to keep from squinting (no wrinkles!).
What about hats? No woman — mother or not — wants to do her hair when she's going to spend the day at the pool. Whether you prefer a fedora, sun hat, cowboy or cloche, keeping your face shaded is priority No. 1. Why not do it fabulously?