Q. I am an outdoorsy girl with a sometimes non-existing sense of style. I have booked a flight to join some fashionable friends in South Beach, Miami this August for a long weekend of martinis, dining out and hitting the clubs. I am very excited about the trip but already anxious about what to wear. I don’t have much of a budget, and would love to know what kinds of pieces to keep my eye out for. Can you help?
-Sporty Vs. Spice
A. Miami, particularly South Beach, is a town filled with body conscious people. And while LA and NYC may seem similar with people in fashionable clothes and heading off to the gym, yoga or Pilates, South Beach is a town filled with people showing off their bodies. And in August it will be hot, hot, hot. So to keep cool and look cool, you’ll need to be a bit daring by showing off a little skin and while still showing off a stylish look.
left to right: try a sultry summer dress like this Silk Printed Halter Dress ($99) from ardenb.com; or pair a sexy top like this Off Shoulder Trapeze Top ($58) with Skinny Crop Zipper Jeans ($118), both from ardenb.com; or try this Scarf Print Beaded Cami ($78) from ardenb.com paired with Rubbish Linen Blend Shorts ($28) from nordstrom.com. Pair all with sexy espadrilles like these Calvin Klein ‘Kimora’ Sandal ($94.95) from nordstrom.com or cork wedges and you’re set!