DRESS TO IMPRESS (MOSTLY)
Fashion in Miami is a weird world. On South Beach, it’s all about who and what you’re wearing, but on the mainland, wear the real locals live, we know that true Magic City fashion means there will always be someone dressed worse than you. Despite our loose, yet judgmental dress code, however, we still have some general rules we all embrace and follow.
Unless there is sand under your feet, there is no excuse to be “pata sucia.”
We don’t care what you see in Kendall or at neighborhood pig roasts; walking barefoot in public situations is not okay. I mean, yes, we all have those nights (and despite what people tell you, we’ve ALL done it), but we cringe when we think of them and we judge ourselves. And we’ll judge you.
You can never be too overdressed for Hyde Saturdays.
You want to go to a pool party? Nay… the hottest pool party in Miami? Cool, just grab your diamond monokini, 18-carat gold Ray-Bans, and the Gucci espadrilles. Wait, no, the Rebecca Minkoffs – let’s keep it casual.
White is acceptable all year round.
We don’t know what it means to have a dreary winter day, so we act like it’s summer all year round. White blazer, white dresses, white shoes, the works. When you ask someone on South Beach about the “no white after Labor Day rule,” they cringe a little. Plus, it’s hot as balls here, so wearing white is both fashionable and a survival tool.
Wear your highest high heels to both the club and your first day of class at MDC.
We’re all about image here, so it’s important to be classy -- er, sexy at all times. Wearing your best high heels to a night out at LIV is pretty much an unwritten rule, and if you happen to wear those same heels to class the next morning and even Publix afterwards, you’ll fit in with all the people in monokinis who just came from Hyde Beach. Basically, stripper heels are welcomed in all situations, and every Miami girl owns a pair or five.