We’ve told you what some of Miami’ s fashion influencers are wearing this spring. Now, let them school you on summer essentials. Whether it’s a pair of sandals or eye-catching accessories, read on to see what the pros have to say about this season's hottest fashion trends.
Iman Hasan: Little Red Bag
Iman Hasan has done it all: She's been a style columnist, PR director, stylist, and most recently, partner at lifestyle branding and creative hub, RAC. Her one must-have summer item this year is a little red bag that can go from day to night.
"I absolutely ADORE Ximena Kavalekas' Caterina Bag. It's so lightweight and perfect for my summer travels. Don't let the petite size fool you. The Caterina is surprisingly a Mary Poppins bag that fits everything I need for my non-stop schedule. I love wearing it as a crossbody during the day, and carrying as a top handle bag at night. Deep red is definitely my favorite IT color of the season, adding a bold elegance to any look."
Cristina Dewindt: Off-the-Shoulder Tops
The PR manager at Neiman Marcus is keeping it comfortably chic this summer with a variety of off-the-shoulder tops that go perfect with any tan.
"Cold shoulder treatment is a must! Although the trend has been seen all spring long, it's a must-have for summer. Such an effortlessly chic piece to wear [during the] daytime with a great flat or at night with a great heel and bold lip. I currently have my eye on the Caroline Constas 'Carmen' blouse."
Jorge Bischoff: Sparkling Sandals
Footwear designer extraordinaire recommends a sandal this summer. What better way to traverse the beach than with a beautiful, blinding shoe?
"Flat sandals decorated with stones showcasing the brand's sparkling DNA. In nude leather with snake skin pattern and personalized Jorge Bischoff metal details and high shine stones."
Andrea Minski: Dewy Drops
As a journalist and TV host, Andrea Minski is always dealing with makeup. Her trick to keep foundation from creasing throughout the day? A few pigment drops that will keep your makeup intact during those long summer days and nights.
"My pick for summer is Clinique BIY Blend It Yourself Pigment Drops. I love to put these drops in my favorite sunblock for perfect coverage. You can also blend it with your moisturizer and forget about foundation during summertime. Depending on how many drops you use, you can get sheer to full coverage."
Carly Grief: Retro Swimwear
Owner of the "no bullshxt" style line, Luxe Cartel, Carly Grief is looking to the past for some summer inspiration with a one-piece swimsuit.
"This summer, my one must-have is an '80s cut one piece—the high leg is super flattering and very popular right now!"
Rachael Russell: A Modern Classic
As the Fashion Director of Miansai, Rachael Russell suggests a simple, but timeless look this summer with a small accessory—the Miansai ring.
"I picked the Miansai signet ring because it's a really stylish take on a customizable classic."
Emilie Sobel: Old School Backpack
You can expect founder of Soul in Stilettos, Emilie Sobel, to wear ruffled sleeves in the spring, but come summer, she’s sporting a good 'ole fashioned backpack.
"I'm very into fashion that is fun, wearable, and convenient. Switching out my handbags for a fun backpack is definitely something you will see me doing all summer long. It makes running around that much easier!"