If the words “pool party” causes you even the least amount of anxiety, you’re in good company. We spend nine months out of the year choosing the most flattering cuts and silhouettes for our bodies and then, come May, we’re asked to bare all! Maybe it’s a result of their proximity to the beach, or the fact that they always have paparazzi in tow, but it turns out that Hollywood knows a thing or two about looking good in a swimsuit. Their secret? Think about the entire look, just as you would any other outfit. You would never see an a-lister walking the sandy shores of St. Barts in a bikini and a ratty pair of flip-flops — there’s almost always a coordinating cover-up, a great pair of shoes, and plenty of accessories all working together to take the focus off solely the swimsuit. Ready to put together your own pool party look? Here’s how to build a getup that’s totally you…
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