A summer that lasts well into November, a preference for a great print, a splash of color, versatile outfits that can take you from day-to-night, define Miami-style.
Whether you are hitting the beach, going for drinks or strolling Ocean Drive or Lincoln Road, make sure to pack pieces that are light, comfortable and effortless. A cool pair of shades, a hat, sexy and airy outfits and swimwear—all are must-have staples in every Miami local's wardrobe.
Designers Arianne Brown, Alina Villasante and Rene Ruiz are but a few of the city's homegrown talent that are ready to help you look Miami-chic year-round.
Coconut Grove native, Arianne Brown of Ramona LaRue has found that her one-of-a-kind, bohemian printed silk dresses are in hot demand here. Launched in 2008, each design is a work of art that begins with a sketch, watercolor or painting, then professionally transferred to silk. The collection also includes jumpsuits, pants, skirts, tops and accessories.
Spreading peace, love and happiness through inspirational messages on apparel and accessories is the mission of Peace Love World. The brainchild of Alina Villasante, the Miami-made line of comfy tees, tunics, sweats isn't just about loungewear, it's a movement. Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian and Sofia Vergara are but a few who are regularly spotted wearing their positive apparel.
For 25 years, Rene Ruiz has become the go-to designer to socialites and celebrities, crafting luxurious evening gowns from his Coral Gables showroom and specialty stores nationwide, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. His Coral Gables atelier, open by appointment, showcases haute couture, ready-to-wear, bridal and men's collections.
Besides Miami-based boutiques, there are other style-makers and brands embracing the Miami spirit, here are a few of their must-haves for fall fashion.