Young, fabulous, and glamorous. These stylists, influencers, and fashion-forward gurus are taking their fashion smarts to the streets and showing Miami locals how to dress with finesse. From sultry hoops to basket bags, you’ll be ready for a day under the sun or a poolside soiree. So prepare to clean out your closet and fill it with these summertime stylish goodies. A new wardrobe awaits!
Serena Bassil—the brand ambassador for Net-A-Porter, a celebrity stylist and personal shopper, and fashion influencer with ties to global fashion houses. Bassil is the queen of Fashion from Paris to Milan and now Miami. Specializing in all things that look and feel fabulous, Bassil’s company coined La Bionda for her Italian nickname the blonde, is the Miami fashionista’s go to style house. And this summer, Bassil says it’s about nude. “My first essential is a nude stack heal which matches your skin tone perfectly.” And you can’t go wrong with a nude one-piece bathing suit that looks beautiful on bronzed skin and a soft pink lip on the beach. “Minimalistic… less is more with a neutral palette!”
From transforming into the muse of Christian Roth Eyewear to lunching with Nicholas Kirkwood, this Golden Beach it girl is using her outgoing personality and unique sense of style to dress the high profile men and women of Miami’s ultra-elite. And, for summer 2018, Newberg is recommending a new look for Ocean Drive readers—Christian Roth shades. Coining them her go to “ride or dies,” these occupant sunglasses are set to keep you protected from the sun, especially when the “UV Index is super high.” And to complete the look, Newberg suggests pairing them with a luscious lip by TEZ cosmetics and Clinique.
This local designer turned international jewelry star, who jewelry line has been featured on Good Morning America, is bedazzling more than just arm candy and bangles with bling. This summer, Liza Schwartz of Liza Schwartz Jewelry is suggesting sultry hoops for those Miami gem goddesses too. Perfect from day to night, they’re a go-to earing and “back and bigger than ever.” So if you’re looking to glitz up your personal bauble bar with a piece that’s extra charming and even more carefree, Schwartz suggests the original designer LSJ hoops coined the PacMan, Pearl, and Gaga.
The founder of Soul in Stiletto’s, Emilie Sobel, recommends all Ocean Drive readers fill their makeup drawers with royal blue eyeliner. A personal favorite of this fashion and lifestyle blogger, Sobel is determined to update her cat-eye look with a pop. Originally star stunned by the VIP women in the beauty world rocking this colorful trend, Sobel decided to hop on board and make it her own. We recommend Sobel’s go to liner, the Endless Silky Eye Pen from Pixi in Cobalt Blue.
A publicist with a knack for all things cute, casual, and cropped. Camille Muratore, of Alchemy Agency, is showing off on her Instagram blog that denim jean jackets are a classic wardrobe essential. A timeless piece that can be re-worn summer after summer, this must have item is Muratore’s top pick for an everyday glam look. And if you’re looking for the perfect piece of denim, Muratore suggests Zara for ribbed, bombers, capes, and pom poms.
For Jilian Sanz, it’s all about swimsuits. And on her radar, this summer is SAME SWIM and SKIN by SAME. From cherry polka dots to red and white stripes, this designer line of swimwear handmade in Los Angeles and designed by stylist and fashion influencer Shea Marie of @PeaceLoveShea carries them all. Between bikinis and one pieces to denim and neon, SAME SWIM is a one-stop shop for the perfect suit. And with Miami Swim Week on the Calendar, this go to editor in chief and deco drive fashion influencer is building her wardrobe runway ready complete with elegant maillots and jewels by local designer, Luis Morais. So to kick off the summer right—with stylish swimsuits and unique silhouettes—Sanz recommends SAME SWIM and Luis Morais for a look that’s timeless with a twist.
She dreamed of Tiffany’s, and yes, if you’re wondering, it was cast at breakfast. So for this Audrey, it’s all about glam and grace. A Miami-born fashion and food influencer, Chaplin’s secret to glowing like the most dazzling—and dashing—icon is Tiffany & Co. Sporting the Tiffany Yellow Diamond Firefly Pendant from the new Paper Flowers collection, Chaplin suggests Ocean Drive readers style their look this season to sparkle. She mixes white and yellow gold to match her summer wardrobe and to complete the outfit, Chaplin recommends the Cult Gaia Acrylic Ark Mother of Pearl Small Clutch. The clutch of the summer, it fits everything you need, including sunscreen, makeup, snacks, sunglasses, and her go-to chapstick—total hydration Moisture + Tint Merlot—that will keep your lips hydrated and fresh for hours.
Summer in Miami spells Swim Week. And to prepare for the most sultry packed, six days in fashion, founder Alexandra Grief of local swim brand, Montce, is styling shoppers to look sexy, confident, and Swim Week smashing. But Grief says that picking out a bombshell bikini is only half the battle—accessorizing is key. Layered necklaces, chain link chokers, and lucite hoops are Grief’s must-buy jewels, and bandanas, “which are super cute and functional for messy beach hair.” Vanessa Mooney, Child of Wild, and Yunis K Jewelry are some of Montce’s best sellers. So head over to Montce and style this year’s Swim Week beachwear to look bohemian chic.
Miami’s swankiest neighborhood has a new stomping ground that’s fashion forward, cutting edge, and catwalk ready. MVM Miami—owned by Melissa Mosheim—is the Magic City’s most high fashion, trending boutique that’s not just the utmost popular with local fashionistas but the most style-savvy too. And for this season, Mosheim’s painting her girls beach bum ready in the hottest resort wear couture has to offer. “Basket bags are a must-have,” said Mosheim. “From a classic plain basket bag to tassels, to multicolor, we carry them all.” But Mosheim specifically recommends JADEtribe as her favorite. They’re the easiest way to accessorize a summer look and you can pair them with a maxi dress, jean shorts, silk top, or even a bathing suit. “Their beach casual and dinner ready.”
Owner and founder of Luxe Cartel, this bathing beauty is keeping it real, rare, and rad with her curated online collection of designer swimwear, apparel, and accessories. Based in Miami, Rothlein’s been strutting the "beachy waves, dirty dreams, and 'no bullshit'" style since the very beginning with ruffled swimsuits and high waisted bikinis. But now, with a "badass base of babes worldwide," she's styling her crew with accessories too. And this summer, Rothlein’s loving statement earrings that take you from the beach to the bar—especially big gold or tortoise-shell hoops. "They make any easy summer outfit look put-together!"
Photography by: Jennifer Chaplin Photo Credit: Harrison & Shriftman
Melissa Mosheim Photo Credit: JADEtribe Webpage
Camille Muratore Photo Credit: ZARA Webpage