The Look: McCarren Park Pool

Here are some looks we put together from local shops so you look HOT at McCarren Park Pool, which opens Thursday, June 28, 2012. Remember, they won’t let you in unless you have a bathing suit and a lock. Pick up a lock at Jam’s Stationary (835 Manhattan Ave.) or Crest Hardware (558 Metropolitan Ave.)

Need a beach towel? Old Hollywood carries an assortment of Pendleton Super-Sized Beach Towels ($48) inspired by Native American designs.

Not into buying new? (I hear you!) Want to save some money? (Yes, please.) There are many great recycled fashion shops in the neighborhood where you can save and shop greener, like Buffalo Exchange (504 Driggs Ave.) and Fox and Fawn (570 Manhattan Ave), among others. Also check out, a “neighborly” online place to buy, sell and trade.

Caribou Baby Rickshaw Hat $30

Are there little ones in your life? Outfit them at Caribou Baby (272 Driggs Ave.)

No matter what, pack the sunscreen! Here is a really interesting video on how to chose sunscreen that is good for you and the environment.

There are two types of sunscreen: chemical barriers which get absorbed into your skin and physical barriers which sit on top of your skin. Sunscreens containing zinc and titanium oxides, which physically protect, are healthier choices. I just picked up this fragrance free Alba Sunscreen that was on sale at The Garden (921 Manhattan Ave.) and love it.

Have a great summer and enjoy the FREE pool!

Want to support Open Space Alliance of North Brooklyn, which raises money to expand and improve our local parks, including McCarren Park Pool? Make a donation in any amount here, or come to The Big Splash, a fundraiser at the pool tomorrow night!

Fashion look ideas from:

Fanaberie (102A Nassau Ave), In God We Trust (70 Greenpoint Ave), Julia James Boutique (200 Franklin St), Dalaga (152 Franklin St), Word (126 Franklin St), Kill Devil Hill (170 Franklin St), Cato’s Army Navy (654 Manhattan Ave), & Alter (109 Franklin St)

About Jen G

After living in NYC my entire life, I found the strongest sense of community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Running this blog is truly an honor and the best part is meeting its readers in real life. Everyday I am energized by smiles and inspiring conversations with fellow Greenpointers who tirelessly do and create incredible things that are good for our community and share the same love I have for life here. If you see me walking with my little dog "D" - please say hi!