What comes to mind when you think of Miami? Perhaps it is parades of endlessly good-looking people lounging on the sugar sand of South Beach, an electrifying nightlife, celebrity-laden restaurants and a fine appreciation for art. During the day, you’ll need to keep cool and prioritize comfort under the sweltering year-round heat, while evening wear requires a completely different approach to style.

Even in the busy landscape of North America, Miami remains trendy, diverse and cutting-edge in all facets– including fashion. Between lounging poolside to the boardwalk of Miami Beach, warm weather doesn’t mean sacrificing glam. Miami is a place where you’ll certainly want to bring your A-game and make a tropical statement. If you want to look more like a local and less like a cruise ship passenger, check out the following recommendations below for what to pack for your stay in Miami.


Unwind and Decompress

The Magic City is a place where you can come to melt away your stress and enjoy the spoils of life. South Beach and Miami Beach are two iconic neighborhoods that have been immortalized by Hollywood films and TV shows, offering an energetic atmosphere where the party never seems to stop. On the other hand, most luxury hotel resorts have their own private strip of beaches, rooftop terraces and top-notch spa retreats for you to enjoy, unwind and decompress.

This Zimmerman Freja Wrap Tie One-Piece showcases fabulous vintage-inspired tones in a way that’s stylish and up-to-date. Designed with a draped wrap cut-out waist tie, the swimsuit will show well, whether you find yourself on the beach or by the pool. For a more subtle statement, check out this Hunza G Posey Nile Strapless Bikini, which makes for an elegant look with its bow silhouette and strapless detail. Elsewhere, these Carrie Forbes Salon Raffia Slides are the perfect complement to take you wherever you need to go with the timeless woven design making for an excellent South Florida look.

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District to District 

Between its numerous districts that each offer a unique personality, Miami offers a charm that few North American cities can contest. Miami Beach is a peninsular paradise where sparkling waves, spirited dance clubs and tanned beach-goers gather together under the sun. Wynwood provides the Magic City with a creative touch of colorful architecture, trendy art galleries, high-fashion boutiques and endless cafes. Wherever your exploration takes you in Miami, there’s little doubt that the good times will be rolling.

This Frescobol Carioca Slim Fit Linen Shirt features a relaxed fit and short sleeves for a lightweight option that will take you through the day with ease. The breathable linen fabric is ideal for keeping cool under the Florida sun, but the effortless look has an undeniable Miami edge to it. Pair the shirt with these Frescobol Carioca Long Linen Sport Shorts, which are crafted from premium linen for similar comfort and ventilation. Since you may be doing a good amount of walking, opt for these Common Projects Achilles Two-Tone Leather Low-Top Sneakers. The low-top sneakers were designed to maximize comfort and style for the every day, making for a failsafe footwear option through different neighborhoods and boat shows.


The Harbour City

Even when you’re not actually intending to be on the beach, you’ll realize that sandy shores and crashing waves are never far out of reach in Miami. One day you may opt for an alfresco lunch at one of many waterfront restaurants, followed up by a lazy afternoon of boutique browsing in Aventura and marveling over the beauties docked at the Port of Miami. There’s no need to dress to the nines, but rather dress for the weather.

These Significant Other Zahara Belted Shorts are a chic and practical alternative to traditional denim. Cut with a relaxed fit from a breathable linen-blend, the shorts may very well be the most versatile piece in your Miami wardrobe. Toss on this Terry Estate White Collared Cotton Tee for a simple summer look, which features the label’s signature soft cotton for maximum comfort. These Mallarino Pia 24K Gold Vermeil Earrings provide the final touch and some signature Miami flair, where bold statements are never out of style.

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Unparalleled Shopping

Between the luxury designer boutiques, boundary-pushing concept shops and impressive open-air malls, Miami is a little slice of shopping paradise that takes full advantage of the tropical climate. Keep the fabulous look going with these Garrett Leight Marr 54 Aviator-Style Rose Gold-Tone Sunglasses with a timeless tinted green lens and classic aviator shape. This Loewe Leather Top Handle Bag offers a spacious suede-lined interior that’s fitted with separate compartments to properly secure your valuables. It’s the perfect day bag as you stroll from shop to shop. These Garrett Leight Brooks Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses are a solid choice for the guys with a subtle gray color palette and high-quality construction that will protect your eyes and look effortless in the process.