Let’s face it: Miami winter (a.k.a. snowbird season) is the reason locals put up with scorching temperatures 10 months out of the year. But shopping for it when chain stores in Miami are stocked with down coats and sweaters isn’t exactly easy. When it comes to dressing for the “cold” in Miami, you have to keep it local. Here are a few faves that sell easy and breezy wear.
Sunset Harbour boutique Frankie. does winter in Miami right. Think knit sweaters with cutout sleeves, pantsuits, long-sleeved blouses with plummeting—not just plunging—necklines and leather skirts that are mini enough to keep even Miami girls cool. The store stocks limited quantities, so you don’t have to worry about being spotted in the same “cold weather” musts as the rest of the town. Plus, accessories, like designer chokers and a well-curated selection of shoes, give the looks a finished touch.
Stocked with brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Santika, Mia & Moss, Ayni and others, this North Miami boutique is a perfect destination for those looking to add a little local winter to their wardrobe. Sleeveless sweaters pair with corduroy skirts, while top-and-skort sets come in soft, buttery, all-weather leather and suede. Need to layer? My Home carries light cardigans in the season’s trendiest hues.
Stocked with namesake fashions designed by a Miami girl who knows exactly what her local sisters need, this go-to shop for celebs and out-of-the-box fashionistas is a must for a true influx of winter style. The current collection, brimming with pieces that play up volume, looks more wintry than it actually is. Pants that skim the ankle work to keep you cool in our always-sunny environs, while tops with puffed-up sleeves disconnect on the arm to allow for a little much-needed airflow.
Staples abound at Market in South Miami. Not only will you score new, perfect white T-shirts, but you’ll also find essential denim and live-in loungewear in breathable cotton. While you’re scouting the racks, take note of the store’s signature sweatshirts in ultralight fabrics. There are also plenty of tanks and long-sleeved tees to layer on for those mild mornings—which quickly transition to humidity-filled afternoons.
Carrying local brands like Karina Grimaldi as well as national favorites like Missoni, this style house is great for snagging a classic leather jacket that’s light enough for Miamians. You can also find a few things to pair your jacket with once the weather dips below 80°F, like actual jeans—not just cutoffs—from Current/Elliott and AG Jeans.
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