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The Fashion You Need This Summer


The Fashion You Need This Summer

By Patricia Tortolani | July 28, 2020 | Style & Beauty Style & Beauty Feature

Whether you’re lounging poolside or island hopping in the Exumas, Miami Design District’s resident stylist Dani de Cespedes has your summer edit on lock. For Styled by MDD shopping appointments, 305.903.0920,

The new Miami Design District Styled by MDD program offers everything from contactless virtual styling to white glove at-home delivery services. And more. Whatever your fashion needs are, resident stylist Dani de Cespedes is here to get you out of your quarantine sweats. Here, Dani shares 8 essentials to kick-start our back-to-cool summer look.

1. Crisp Cotton Shirt Dress

"This luxe white cotton shirt dress from Anine Bing is tailored perfection. Use it as a cover up or juxtapose the "men's suiting" look with ultrafem accessories for a trip to the farmer's market. This work-horse piece will play a starring role in your closet for many summers to come."


2. Neon Bikini

"Beach days should electrify your soul and my go-to brand for swim is none other than Hunza G from Boheme. Their on-trend neon pink two-piece is flattering on every body type with it's game changing one size fits all material."


3. Vintage-Inspired Shades

"I recommend framing this sporty bikini with a modern sunglasses moment. Find yourself looking chicer than ever in retro round Merrick sunglasses from Warby Parker. The metal frame makes it easy to compliment all summer looks and is a favorite shape of celebrities jamming up your feed from the deck of their yacht."


4. Raffia Tote

"I'm a true handbag enthusiast and this summer I am all about natural materials. My favorite has to be this Fendi Tote in a summer-friendly raffia. The tropical monogrammed peekaboo offers the difficult-to-achieve status of neutral showstopper."


5. Versatile Scarf

"After bags, I'm crushing on scarves this season. This is another piece that offers versatility as a top, a bandana to cure bad hair days, or a handle wrapping on your favorite bag. Bonus points for using this Louis Vuitton scarf in a stylish bow on your chic low bun."


6. Bucket Hat

"If a hat is more your speed, you're right on trend with the latest Dior runway looks that were punctuated with this statement making bucket hat from the iconic design house. The small brim hat seems to pay homage to a classic 1990's trend in an updated way and I am totally here for it."


7. Tie-up Sandals

"And please don't forget about your shoes, a full body selfie shouldn't stop at the knees. Polish a complete look with these sustainable tie-up flats from the street-style favorite brand, Ganni. Get all tied up in tech fabric and pair them with your summer dress or a matching shorts set; they truly go with everything."


8. The Statement

"To all my fellow summer babies out there who dream of making your birthday party your own personal runway, look no further than Tom Ford’s lacquered chrome acrylic breastplate paired with a maxi skirt to match. This transcends "fashion moment." It is actually art. And there is no better conversation piece, which could totally be displayed in your home on a pedestal after making a summer splash in it. Now blow out your candles and make a wish ... the summer is yours for the taking!"


Photography by: Collage by Evelyn Abramowitz; all other photos courtesy of brands