In Miami, fall is less about the weather and more about the fashion. These six hot items are the must-haves of the season according to local fashion bloggers.
Blogger: Kelly Saks from Kelly’s Kloset Fall Favorite: Houndstooth Pants
Scout houndstooth suspender pants, Rachel Zoe ($250). Nordstrom, Village of Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-999-1313
Why She Loves It: "I thought I would be over black and white by now, but the minimalism movement is hanging around for another season. I can't get enough of these tailored menswear-inspired trousers from Rachel Zoe, who epitomizes chic. The suspenders are a welcome accessory, allowing you to change up your look by wearing them up or down. The perfect pant to amp up your office style, I would pair them with a white pussybow blouse and classic black Manolos for a look that says 'I mean business.'"
Blogger: Ashley Brozic from Racked Miami Fall Favorite: Asymmetrical Skirt
Asymmetric fold skirt, Nicholas ($330). Intermix, Bal Harbor Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-993-1232; 1005 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 480-991-0365; 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950
Why She Loves It: "I'm letting this Nicholas skirt be the reason I wear white after Labor Day. There's no possible way to dress it down, and why would you want to? The fold adds drama to an otherwise classic, body-hugging pencil skirt, so I'd let it take center stage with a simple, sleek crop top and strappy sandals. Wearing white year round is one of the perks of living in America's tropics, so take advantage."
Blogger: Ginger Harris from Electric Blogarella Fall Favorite: The LBD (Leather Black Dress)
Why She Loves It: "For me, black is always the new black. It’s the shade that takes up 75 percent of my closet. But not just any LBD will do. This Parker dress manages to take everything I love about modern design—in leather nonetheless—and still gives it this overtly feminine quality. The frill in the skirt pleases my inner retro girly-girl, while the texture and top detail give it rock ’n’ roll edge. Feminine and edgy aren’t an easy combination to come across."
Printed haircalf cage ballet flat, Valentino ($1,495). Intermix, Bal Harbor Shops, 9700 Collins Ave., 305-993-1232; 1005 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, 480-991-0365; 634 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-5950
Why She Loves It: "I love these Valentino Rockstud flats because this season we are seeing more and more that fashion needs to be comfortable. These calf-hair leopard flats serve as both a statement and a neutral, adding luxury, edge, and feminism to any chic fall outfit."
Blogger: Maria Tettamanti from The Wordy Girl Fall Favorite: Geometric Sunglasses
Why She Loves It: "Every season I splurge on a novel heel, handbag, and pair of sunnies. When I spotted these faux trapeze diamond-embellished cat-eye sunglasses on Fendi's recent runways, I nearly keeled over with joy. The zig-zag arms add a major dose of fun and the pink mirrored lenses are unequivocally on-trend. The pièce de résistance are those mammoth diamond-shaped crystals. My husband thinks they're completely over the top—and that's a good thing, obviously."
Why She Loves It: "I love this top because it's versatile enough to wear with anything from denim to a skirt to nice pants, or even with cute overalls. It's also a timeless piece that will get put to use in seasons to come. Plus, black is so easy to work into your wardrobe, making it a must-have."