Art Basel Miami sets the tone for the latest trends in the world of modern and contemporary art, but the galleries and exhibition halls aren’t the only place where art reigns in Miami Beach. While known as a fashion mecca, Miami has a style all its own. The streets of this famed oceanfront city double as runways for fashion-forward residents and visitors alike where getting dressed each morning is an artistic experience in itself. Pairing the right shirt, jacket and slim-fit pants with footwear that’s both playful and classic is a special skill.
And, different events at various times of day means you’ll need a steady rotation of casual classics, brilliant beachwear and sophisticated style to keep you moving seamlessly through the city, day or night. Miami Beach is the place where you’ll be happy that SWIMS classic style staples are your constant companions. Consider these looks to play the part of a Miami Beach sophisticate at Art Basel, and everywhere else. Because, life doubles as a living, breathing art installation, and your personal style tells your unique story.
The Miami man is a hybrid of classic-casual and laidback luxury. This city’s hot days, sultry nights and constant indoor air conditioning means you’re going to need to layer to be cool, comfortable and classy. This Canali Light-Blue Slim Fit Herringbone Blazer is the ideal accent for a SWIMS Tee or Polo, and it pairs perfectly with either shorts or slim-fit pants depending on whether you’re dressing for day or evening. Complete the look with SWIMS classic Penny Loafer.
It feels like summer in Miami year-round, and Boho Basel marries a relaxed beach vibe with laidback layers inspired by Basel, Switzerland. Miami makes its own fashion rules, and mixing colour pallets and prints is part of indulging in this creative culture. Slip on a pair of Boglioli slim-fit stretch-cotton twill trousers paired with a V-neck Tee, and finish the look with SWIMS Braided Lace Loafer. You’ll also want to be sure to keep a jumper, like this Sainsbury Oatmeal Cable Jumper in your SWIMS 24-Hour Holdall for when you go indoors.
For evenings spent sampling Miami’s cocktails and cuisine, you’re going to need a simple suit like this Peter Christian Chino Stone Suit, or this M&S Grey Tailored Fit Suit. Depending on where you’re headed, you can go fashion-forward, semi-formal by choosing a slim fit dress shirt and pairing your suit with SWIMS Barry Oxford Knit in Khaki Melange/Gray, or choose a relaxed Miami-man style by pairing your suit with SWIMS Braided Lace Lux Loafer Driver.
Brilliant Beach Bum
No trip to Miami is complete without at least one morning or afternoon at the beach sampling the warm waters, which means you’ll need to pack your SWIMS bathing shorts. Choose from myriad style and colors, and finish the look with a matching SWIMS Boat Loafer and a SWIMS Beach Towel.