Between colorful caftans and sexy swimwear, summers in Miami define the hot looks. And for the grand finale, Ocean Drive is enlisting the help of the runway's most sought-after boutique—INTERMIX. From a stroll in South Pointe Park to a date night at Casa Tua, Chief Merchant Silvia Merati is showing local style icons exactly what to wear, how to wear it, and when. So for the final dog days of summer, look your best with five looks inspired by all things Miami.
"I live in New York and look forward to my visits to Miami as a happy escape, a place to have fun with my husband and friends," Merati says. "I love the mood, am obsessed with the food, and the weather is just perfect. For a long weekend, you have to be smart about your wardrobe because there’s so much to do in the city. I always think about building my outfits in bold colors combined with chic accessories—that way, you can’t go wrong!"
Setting the mood just right is essential for any date night. And half the battle to impressing your lovebird is choosing a foolproof look. Borrow these three inspirations from Merati to make your man pant at first sight. “I am Italian, so I love going out for Italian food when I’m looking for a taste of home,” said Merati. “We launched C’est La V this season as an exclusive for INTERMIX, and they make the perfect dresses for date night—beyond flattering and have really unique prints.”
For a picnic in the park or an afternoon stroll, Merati knows just how to elevate your chic meets casual outdoor look. Between Le Specs shades and Golden Goose low–top sneakers, you’ll be ready to head to a post-bbq dinner or an evening rosé soiree. “Pair Golden Goose sneakers with a RE/DONE tee to have a cool look, even in your most casual moment with your kids,” said Merati.
Merati Recommends: Intermix Julia Corduroy Wide Leg Pants - $295, Exclusive Re/Done Smack Graphic Tee - $95, Exclusive, Golden Goose Superstar Leopard Low-Top Sneakers - $550, Le Specs Luxe Boom Sunglasses - $118
The deco drive lady who lunches is nothing but polished and posh. And if the invitation doesn’t include a dress code, then we suggest heading straight to INTERMIX beforehand, located on Lincoln Road. You’ll be dressed to impress with attire that’s stylish with a statement. And don’t forget a fresh blowout! “I love a jumpsuit as a smart alternative to a dress,” said Merati. “And Ulla Johnson's pastel Leia wicker shoulder bag is the accessory you need to make your look effortlessly chic."
Whether you’re dressing for the ballet or a Broadway show, this Tibi pleated dress is a red-hot runway showstopper that will meet protocol for all highbrow occasions. “This Tibi pleated dress is a statement maker,” said Merati. “You don’t need anything else!”
This swanky urban art district calls for an outfit that’s on trend and on point with all fashion international forecasts. And with graffiti street style all the rage, Merati has a look in the store that's sure to hit you in all the right places. So tempt yourself this summer and indulge in these ultimate fashion-forward pieces. “Alexander Wang and Helmut Lang are two of my go-to designers to wear for more artistic and edgy moments,” said Merati.
Photography by: Photos courtesy of Intermix