BEACH, PLEASE!

Nothing like a mid-season getaway to rediscover your style. In collaboration with Bloomingdale’s.

If you, like us, hail from any place that experiences the full force of all four seasons, you can appreciate the predictability of a place like Miami. Hop off the plane, and there it is: the city where the heat is always on (so long as you’re skipping, uh, hurricane season). We love the city most as a season-end escape—as in, right now—where we know we can reliably score a last-minute fare, just as our souls are starting to scream for a little sunshine.

That said, getaway dressing can be a bit of a chicken-or-the-egg situation: Do you buy that bikini so you can jet off at a moment’s notice, or pony up for the plane ticket first, only to purchase everything in a panic? And so we tapped local Carolina Lindo (who regularly makes us miss all things Miami over on her Instagram, @imnotsorrydarling) and played dress-up with a suitcase of warm-weather essentials from Bloomingdale’s. You never know when you’ll need a wardrobe full of color-blocked bathing suits and sundresses at a moment’s notice…

There’s no greater stress than landing at the airport, having to collect your luggage, checking into your hotel, and then rushing to make a dinner res in actual record time. For that reason, we love to pack a sure-fire look that, with the right accessories, is the type of thing you can wear just about anywhere. Enter this flirty, printed wrap dress from Wayf, finished off with ultra-feminine ruffles and threaded metallic stripes that catch the light. A sweet woven basket bag and glossy lavender sandals add an unexpectedly edgy pop, collectively making it the perfect outfit for a stroll by the beach before dinner or late-night drinks and dancing.

To be clear, poolside packing for Miami isn’t quite the same as just any destination—in most cases, it’s the main event. We love this sporty color-blocked Mei L’Ange bikini—the high-waisted bottoms keep you covered enough to hang out by the pool all day comfortably, while the printed halter-style top keeps you held in and offers support to busts of most sizes. As for the best pool in the city to flaunt it at? The EAST, Miami, a hotel in Brickell, which boasts a handful of pools to choose from.

The lure of Miami’s sunshine and good vibes means that what starts out as relatively casual afternoon drink can quickly turn into dinner, then dancing… And so the only solution is to dress accordingly (in other words, for just about anything). A light, breezy sundress with a peek-a-boo keyhole cut-out teamed with glossy fuchsia heels fits the bill perfectly.

Who says a one-piece can’t be a show-stopper? With its feminine color-blocking, tie detailing, and cut-outs, this suit is straight out of a Bond Girl’s suitcase and a simple way to feel covered while still showing skin. Perfect for all-day pool or beach hangs.

Whether you’re wandering through Wynwood or doing damage in the Design District, this two-second outfit formula is pretty foolproof (and very French Girl™). A breezy little silk dress in an eye-catching hue (emerald green) is equal parts polished and pretty and gets considerable cool-girl cred when paired with a pair of low-key white sneakers. Add in a little basket bag (that carries not much of anything, but wasn’t minimalism your 2019 resolution?), and it’s a cinch for a day of strolling and exploring.

Pulled together enough for the Miami crowds, simple enough to throw on after crawling out of the pool. Yes, there’s an outfit that’s actually capable of both, and it starts with this linen jumpsuit. The delicate straps and slouchy structure ensure it’s just the thing for a more casual, sunny hang, while the thin stripes and wide leg add a certain polish. Perfect for catching one of Miami’s killer sunsets.

Browsing flight fares and ‘gram-worthy resort and swimwear for a getaway of your own? Head to Bloomingdale’s for your best and brightest bets.

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