Miami Florida, home of art deco architecture, sun, sandy beaches and the glistening tan skin of a population who lives for a life settled adjacent to Miami’s pristine beaches. In a city where a bathing suit is listed as appropriate daytime attire and a mini dress is mandatory for most nighttime activities, it is the ultimate destination to try out your most daring of outfits. If you are visiting Miami this summer for a little fun in the sun, you most likely will be doing one of three things: swimming, sunbathing or going out for a night on the town, which is why we have come up with the perfect pieces to take you throughout your trip.
A Printed Bathing Suit
A loudly printed bikini is practically the unofficial Miami uniform, so now is the time to choose a suit that might be a little out of your comfort zone, because chances are you’ll be spending the better part of your trip showing it off. Having options is important—pick out a few different suits suitable for a day in the surf, J.Crew carries a wide variety of printed swimsuits covered in everything from paisley to floral. We love this pretty poppy printed two piece ($48.00 top, $42.00 bottom), or if you are feeling more modest try this retro polka-dot one piece (86.00).
A Stylish Cover-Up
A good beach cover-up is nearly as important as the suit you will be wearing underneath, so versatility is key. A good cover-up will go well with all of your swimsuit options, making a solid color a great idea. Crochet is a classic beach staple and provides a beachy, bohemian vibe. This crochet minifrom Victoria’s Secret ($47.50, was $68.00) is a fabulous choice for all those walks from your hotel to the beach and back.
The Quintessential Miami Mini
The Miami mini dress is a legend in and of itself, ladies of all kinds can be seen strutting up and down Washington Avenue sporting their sassiest of outfits out on a night on the town. Go mini or go home! Choose something short but sweet in a bright pop of color or even a print. We are crushing on this electric blue bandage dress from Nasty Gal ($68.00) that will surely get you noticed.