Q&A: What to Wear to Work in Miami

May 24th, 2007

Q:  I’m attending a business conference in Miami with my boyfriend in July.  I want to look fashion-forward but not out of place.  What should I wear to the day gallery sessions and the after parties?

Banana Republic Crochet Button ShirtdressA:  Miami style is fashion-forward and very body conscious.  But since you’ll be there on business, balance that image consciousness with business-appropriate attire that will help you beat the humidity and the heat.

For your day sessions, we have four outfit suggestions:
(1) Button-down shirt + Wide Belt + Pencil Skirt
(2) Cropped Jacket + Patterned Sheath Dress
(3) Floaty Blouse + Pencil Skirt
(4) Shirtdress

As for the evening after parties, remember that you’re still at a business conference.  Avoid overtly sexy styles, like deep plunging necklines and strapless dresses.  We’d recommend either wearing a dress–wrap dresses are simple and chic–or a blouse-skirt combination.  Stand out from the crowd not for the silhouette–but for the colors and the patterns you choose to wear.  Don’t be afraid to sport bright colors–they’re both on-trend and appropriate for Miami’s tropical weather.

One last thing–afternoon thunderstorms are quite common during the summer.  Don’t forget your umbrella and rain jacket!

Pictured:
Crochet Button Shirtdress | $148 at Banana Republic.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Miss G  |  May 25th, 2007 at 6:19 am

    hi i have 2 questions.
    1. I am 19,Asian and i want to try the fedora trend but i don’t know how to pull it off without looking strange. i live in a country & is studyn @a college where ppl r quite resistant to change. help?

    2. i am 5 ft 1″. And i am interested in a long flowy A-Line skirt which has vertical detailing(3/4 of the skirt) n horizontal detailing on the bottom. how( or can i ) do i pull this look off without looking shorter than i am? note: i am s lil chubby.
    Thanks!

  • 2. The Space Between My Peer&hellip  |  May 25th, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    [...] Business in Miami in July, via Omiru. More hot weather authority dressing for you southern gals. I love the shirtdress idea! [...]

  • 3. Carrie  |  February 5th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I am attending a formal event that’s theme is “Miama Fashion Forward”. I have never attended an event like this what type of formal dress should I buy. Also it is for the American Heart Assoc. so it should be some shade of ‘red’. Any fashion ideas/help would be appeciated.

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