Molly Sims Shares Her 9 Beach and Pool Essentials for Summer

The actress and model swears by these brands for swimsuits, accessories and more.
Molly Sims

Molly Sims.

On a recent episode of her podcast, Lipstick on the Rim, Molly Sims and her cohost Emese Gormley offered up their beach and poolside essentials for summer. We took detailed notes so you don’t have to!

Sims swears by Janessa Leoné hats for chic and protective accessories, while said she gravitates toward Illesteva, Celine and Ray-Ban for sunglasses. Her top three swimwear brands are Jade, Peony and Monday Swimwear, and no beach or poolside look would be complete without a cute tote. Sims’s go-tos for a quality beach bag are Mark and Graham for personalized options and Khaite for trendy ones.

“Beyond beauty, here’s our summer essentials that will take your summer to the next level stat 👒,” the podcast’s official IG account captioned the post. “Link in bio for full episode. 💋.”

“Great episode❤️,” one of the podcast’s 55,600 followers commented.

In addition to their summer essentials, the duo also discussed a number of seasonal topics throughout the episode. Sims and Gormley covered their favorite products for achieving that coveted sun-kissed summer glow, the essential items they stock their beach bags with, advice for prepping your skin before applying sunless tanner and more.

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.