Living in Miami is incredible for many reasons, especially when it comes to style. A favorite time of year for most, the winter weather in Miami is beyond amazing. The few humidity-free months we experience consist of good, NO GREAT hair days, wearing boots, scarves and jackets allowing us to feel in sync with the rest of the country.
The key to staying warm and still looking sexy is layering; therefore you will need some staple pieces and some trendy ones to add levels of texture and color. With the weather constantly changing in Miami, going from hot to cold or vice versa in a matter of a few hours, layering is a wise choice as you can add on or take off to meet your body’s temperature needs.
Investing in a classic blazer is key; you’re looking for one that is edgy, yet timeless and versatile so it transitions seamlessly season to season. This leather tuxedo blazer by Hare + Hart totally rocks http://hareandhart.com/shop/jackets/donelan-tuxedo-blazer/. The suede and buttery-soft leather combo add texture while the tailored fit shows off your shape. So versatile, pair it with jeans and a loose sheer tank or drapey tee (A favorite is by local designer Benjamin Jay-pick one up at Oxgene in Bal Harbor, www.somethingrebellious.com) or a hot dress at night. It’s a little pricey but that’s the point of “investing” in a staple wardrobe item. The new Kardashian line on QVC has a great faux-leather motorcycle jacket for less than $100 http://www.qvc.com/qic/qvcapp.aspx?view=2&app=detail¶ms=item^A211391,frames^y,from^se,cm_scid^isrc,cm_ssi^Item:%20A211391&cm_re=PAGE-_-SEARCH-_-A211391
Adding a colorful scarf to a plain tee or tank instantly adds levels of personality. You would be surprised where you can pick up some really great scarves; flea markets are ideal, inexpensive stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe are perfect (they are always on top of current trends) or if you’d like a scarf with some real character, Sir Alistair Rai is your provider. http://www.siralistairrai.com/designer-scarves/handkerchief-scarves/vintage-birds-handkercheif-scarf-creme.html This vintage-inspired one retails for $48, the tones are warm and understated adding a soft punch of color. Celeb fans of the line are Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Kim K and Nicole Ritchie. For a bigger pop-Love Quotes scarves offer an endless variety of colors and styles, all made from Italian Linen (retail for $88) and are seen on the necks of Hollywood’s most stylish. Available at SAKS.