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There’s a lot to love about summer: longer days, ubiquitous rosé and —most importantly— the fashion. Summer brings with it the opportunity to shed some layers and try new looks on for size. Embrace the season with these style essentials in the form of whimsical accessories, billowy silhouettes and statement-making footwear.


Photo: Valentino

Lace-up Sandals
Only a few of the things you learned in grade school will carry through into your adult life and just one will determine how well you rock this trend: how to lace your shoes. Because pulling off a pair of summer’s hottest essential, the lace-up sandal, requires dexterity and attitude. If walking is in the plans, we suggest a pair of gladiator sandals from Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, which can be laced up almost as high as your hemline.

Available at Valentino, 40 NE 39th Street in Miami, Florida 33137, 305-639-8851.


Photo: Delpozo

The Classy Crop Top
Elegant and midriff-bearing are not mutually exclusive. And according to Spanish label Delpozo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection, meticulously tailored cut-off tops in luxe fabrics (think organza and poplin) is the piece to take you from day to night all summer long. Boxy silhouettes and voluminous sleeves give this typically risqué style a sophisticated feel, especially when worn with a high-waisted skirt.

Available at Delpozo, 35 NE 40th Street, Miami, Florida 33137, 305-573-1009.

Versace Fringebag

Photo: Versace Fringebag

A Playful Purse 
As the season’s hottest trend, you’ll find fringe adorning just about every accessory from hats to shoes to jewelry. Our favorite way to sport it? Prettying our purse — and adding some movement — like this beauty from Versace’s 2015 Resort collection. With its pops of summery yellow and black-and-white weaving, it’s at once seasonal and classic, providing a look that’ll carry you straight through fall.  

Available at Versace, 86 NE 39th Street in Miami, Florida 33137, 305-573-8345.


Photo: Marni

The Printed Dress
Large banana leaf graphics á la Martinique (the bold wallpaper gracing the walls of the Beverly Hills Hotel since 1942) aren’t just for home décor. The island-esque alternative to spring’s florals has gone through a number of iterations— watercolor, tribal, literal—making this a look that anyone can wear. Find the print as a graphic interpretation of a flower market splashed on a kimono dress from Marni’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection for a look that wears as easy as the tropical getaway feeling it conjures.

Available at Marni, 3930 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Miami, Florida 33137, 305-764-3357.


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