Let me clue you in to one aspect of New York life: As soon as the frigid winter temperatures set in, many of the city's residents flock farther south to escape the cold. This past weekend, I was one of them. Not only did Florida's popular beach destination offer the warm-weather getaway I was hoping for, but also the city was also abuzz with celebrities and tastemakers from across the fashion, music, and art worlds who descended on Miami Beach for Art Basel.
Being a travel-obsessed fashion editor and a Miami novice, I can assure you my suitcase was overflowing with outfits, and I'm here to say that the overweight fees were well worth the extra baggage. I managed to squeeze nine-plus looks into the span of my four-day trip, which included everything from beach days to art gallery visits and a few fun cocktail hours. Not to brag, but I think I did a pretty good job emulating Miami's bright and bold aesthetic because my outfits seemed to earn a slew of compliments at every turn.
Naturally, I'm sharing every last detail of my looks and where I wore them in case you need inspiration for your next trip.
A great minidress is one of those things that just need to be in everyone's luggage for a trip here, and bonus points for one that transitions well from day to night. I adored this linen halter-neck style for a day spent perusing the sprawling exhibitions at Art Basel and Design Miami before having dinner at South Beach institution Joe's Stone Crab.
A moment for this gold hardware detail, please and thank you.
Sunset shades just felt right for Cult Gaia's cocktail hour hosted on a yacht (!), and my choices were validated because as soon as I posted this outfit to my Instagram, my notifications were going off nonstop. Talk about a crowd-pleaser!
Whenever I step out of my fashion comfort zone, I like to rely on the safety of doing so in all black. A fishnet dress proved to be easier than I thought when styled over trousers and a bra top—and earned me comments everywhere I went, from Marc Jacobs and i-D magazine's celebration to the rooftop bar of the 1 Hotel.
I had the pleasure of connecting with Hellessy designer Sylvie Millstein, who now calls Miami home, for a celebration of the brand's Resort 2023 collection. The brand wins at languid-cool shapes. Just take a look at this stunning cobalt-blue blouse from the collection.
Rezek Studio's corset set has earned a cult following among Who What Wear editors and for good reason. The wildly flattering pieces are stunning, fun to wear, and shockingly comfortable. I'm officially hooked.