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Contrary to what most Miami fashion stories would have you believe, this isn’t just a town of bikinis and sandals. Nope, we have a casual-cool style all our own, and it starts with these ten pieces. How many do you have?

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Shorts You’d Wear Anywhere (Except to a Wedding)

Preferably high-waisted, we wear them year-round and for every occasion. Except maybe not to a wedding (or at least not our own).

Get the look: Madewell ($65); Ale by Alessandra ($148); M.i.h Jeans ($195)

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Maybe it’s patterned; maybe it’s basic black. But the Miami woman knows that when she’s got nothing else to wear and humidity strikes, she can depend on her favorite tank that flatters and keeps her cool.

Get the look: Anthropologie ($58); Abercrombie & Fitch ($68); Étoile Isabel Marant ($150) milly skirt michaelkors crossbody bag 1


Again, things get hot here. So even our eveningwear needs to let us breathe.

Get the look: Brandy Melville ($19); Zara ($36); Topshop ($80)


Good Ol’ Rubber Flip-Flops

We take our mimosas strong, our tan lines dark and our sandals floppy.

Get the look: Havaianas ($20); Sam Edelman ($40); Tory Burch ($125)

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A Year-Round Bathing Suit

Whether you opt for something sexy or a one that's just as fabulous with a bit more coverage, swimsuit season is year-round in the 305. Every Miami woman needs a go-to that’ll make her feel confident at that weekend pool party coming up.

Get the look: Moxi Blu ($33); Solid & Striped ($168); Mara Hoffman ($245)

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A Cover-Up You Sometimes Just Wear as a Dress

Our preferred beachside accessory is as chic as it is protective from our notorious sun rays. (Sunscreen is a must, too.)

Get the look: Elan ($64); Lilly Pulitzer ($128); Free People ($149)

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Shearling Boots for When It Dips Below 70 Degrees

It may be sunny outside, but when the temperature falls below 70°F, we grab the Uggs, a comfy sweater and a puffy jacket. We girls have to stay warm (and cute, of course).

Get the look: Minnetonka ($98); Ugg ($160); Frye ($348)

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A Pair of Statement Heels That Basically Are the Outfit

We wear shorts year-round, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to dress up. Whether you opt for shiny or suede, simple or embellished with rock-star details, you’re guaranteed to get plenty of (literal) mileage out of these ever-versatile heels.

Get the look: River Island ($61); Dune London ($116); Sophia Webster ($595)

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Breezy White Pants That Get Us Excited for Retirement

If we’re gonna wear pants, they better be flowy (and preferably cropped).

Get the look: Zara ($50); C/MEO ($165); Milly ($375)

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A Shift Dress You Can Wear to the Beach or the Office

Winter in Miami? How about everlasting summer? Buying that sundress you’ve been eyeing in December is totally acceptable.

Get the look: ASOS ($38); J.Crew ($118); The Great ($325)

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