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What to Wear in Miami Beach

OK, you purchased your airline tickets, made a hotel reservation, and you are ready to start packing. What to wear in South Beach Miami? What to pack for a trip and what to leave at home?

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Especially now, when airlines have so many luggage and weight restrictions, you want to pack only the right clothes in your suitcase (unless you don’t mind paying the airlines extra!)

How People Spend Time in South Beach Miami?

Before you start packing for your trip, let’s look at how people spend time in South Beach Miami.

Early Morning

There is nothing better than a run (or brisk walk) before breakfast before the sun gets too hot. There are miles of boardwalk in South Beach Miami along the hotel side of the beach.

Runner on a Boardwalk

Most likely you would want to do it too. Don’t forget to bring your sneakers and exercise clothes.



After Breakfast - Beach Time

This is beach time for most people on vacation in South Beach Miami; pack your swimsuit, suntan lotion, and sunglasses. And don’t forget a hat!

South Beach After 11 A.M.

If you are like me, the chances are from 11 A.M. and until 4 P.M. you will be hiding from the sun at the nearest Starbucks or by the swimming pool. It is just too hot to be under direct sunlight and no matter how much sunscreen lotion you use, you still get sunburn. So, it is better be safe than sorry!

And, in case, you wonder what to wear after midday - Hashtag T-Shirts would definitely work. They are good conversation starters.

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Dinner Time

People dress for dinner in South Beach Miami. Whether its dinner at the Delano Hotel or gourmet pizza on Lincoln Road, whether you like to wear hip style clothes or prefer a very conservative look, you need to be dressed up for dinner.



Luxury hotels have a dress code at dinner time. Besides, people in South Beach like to go for drinks after dinner and many hotels don’t allow people in beach clothes in a restaurant.

At Night

Anything funky and crazy goes at night. Be creative! South Beach Miami is a partying town that never sleeps.

You want to get noticed in a crowd. And you want to feel comfortable in your clothes because it is hot and humid in South Beach even at night. What to wear to a nightclub? Check our article Party Dresses for some recommendation on what to wear to a nightclub.

Miami Colors

Everyone wants to know what color to wear. We recommend wearing bright colors. Somehow they look very good in South Beach.

If you can’t figure out which color is the best for you or simply don’t like bright colors, you can always wear black or, perhaps, brown.

Synthetics or Cotton?

It can be very hot and humid in South Beach Miami. In general, synthetics or half synthetics/half cotton are better for the sea climate than clothes made of 100% cotton. Cotton observes moisture. It doesn’t feel good and doesn’t look good either.

Final Thoughts

And if you forgot to bring something, don’t worry. There are tons of stores around. After all, the trip to South Beach Miami is about having FUN.

But the most important - enjoy the beach, the sun and the nightlife. All your worries about what to wear can be left at home!

We hope this article provided you with many ideas about what to wear in South Beach Miami. You may also want to check our articles #ILoveShoes and Party Dresses.

Jessica Gale, hipstyleandvalue.com

Last updated on Sept. 20, 2018

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What to Wear - For Women


What to Wear - For Men

Safe Sunning Tips!

Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 and higher. Use continues spray sunblock lotion. It provides very quick and even coverage

Always choose a water / sweat resistant sunblock.

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In Case You Get Sunburn

The best remedy for sunburn is Aloe Vera Gel. You can buy in any store in South Beach Miami.

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