SLIDE INTO SPRING WITH SOMI’S FASHIONABLE BOUTIQUES
Sometimes a closet cleanout is just what you need to get clarity in your life (and, more space in your closet). Experts suggest a closet cleaning at least once a year, so this is your cue to get started on a good cleanout for the spring season. Trust me, a thorough cleaning is just what you need to make room for all of the fabulous must-haves for this season. We’re talking everything from psychedelic prints in swimwear to comforting neutrals found in luxurious fabrics that will make your heart swoon. Get ready to navigate through SOMI’s fashionable boutiques and their respective color palettes, sets, prints and pieces that will take you from a day at the beach or brunch to a night out on the town. In this article you’ll learn about the latest beachwear trends from Mermaids Boutique, Nikki’s Beachhouse Boutique, Splash and Lotus Couture. Then we’ll slide into spring fashion at Brenda Noy and At Ease. But first, let’s talk beachwear, shall we?
The Real Housewives of Miami star Dr. Nicole Martin calls herself a fan of the store as well as owner Jessica Sierralta’s swimwear brand, Kai Lani. Here she shows off a Kai Lani bikini with her cutie patootie son and “favorite person”, Grayson. If you’re a fan of the show, you know Nicole doesn’t skimp on great fashion finds.
This season, the classic triangle bikini makes a bold statement. If you’re not one to walk on the wild side, this is not for you. We’re talking colorful prints that standout on the sand or poolside. Kai Lani offers up a bunch of different print options. Get creative and style your suit with beaded jewelry and chic sunnies for a cool girl look. If a subdued hue is more your vibe but you want to remain current, reach for a color block bikini that has all the flair you need.
When asked how to transition from a day look to night, Jessica said to simply grab a ready to wear dress, romper or a skirt to wrap around your waist. She suggests a colorful sarong to take things up wa notch.
For the freshest fashions in swimwear and beyond, shop Mermaids in-person or online. Jessica’s loyal customers have been shopping at Mermaids for years on end because of her honesty and superb customer service.
Follow on Instagram:@mermaidsboutique, Visit in person: 7328 Red Road or shop online: www.mermaidsboutique.com
NIKKI’S BEACHHOUSE BOUTIQUE
Swimwear has always been a staple at Nikki’s. Founded in 2006, Owner Nicole opened the boutique alongside her biggest fan- her mother. Nicole’s passion for fashion shines through her carefully curated selection of swimwear, clothing and accessories. As the saying goes, everything in fashion always comes back around, and it’s true, it does! Nicole’s favorite swimwear prints this spring have a 70’s inspired psychedelic print that’s really easy to spot.
Speaking of easy to spot, Nicole loves this season’s interchangeable marble print dress. Slide it on over a bikini or wear it on its own during the day with a denim jacket and white sneakers. Easily transition it to night by wearing strappy heels and a couple of bangles on your wrists. You do have three color options with this marble print which makes it very hard to choose!
If flowy and comfortable is more your style, grab one of their best-selling linen dresses that you can (literally) wear all year round.
What’s really interesting about Nikki’s is the unique mixture of the best of both east coast and west coast style. Relaxed elegance is not an easy thing to nail down, but Nikki’s definitely understands the balance between the two. Pro tip, join their mailing list for all the latest flash sales and newest must-haves. They get a few shipments every week, so you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the latest and greatest. Online shoppers get their orders always sent insured so that’s one less thing to worry about as your goodies make their way over to you.
Follow on Instagram:@nikkisbeachhousebtq, Visit in person: 5746 Sunset Drive or shop online: www.nikkisbeachhouse.com
Want to be seen at your next pool party or event? Make a Splash with Splash. Remember this when you’re shopping for your next memorable outfit. Like Mermaid’s and Nikki’s Beachhouse before it, you’ll find a great selection of this season’s hottest bikinis in bright, bold colors and prints. We like this green number by Hanne Bloch.
Splash carries brands such as Alexis, PatBO and Retrofete. All brands Miami girls know and love.
Craftmanship and colorful fun detail make a great impression and lasts for years to come. Expect to walk into Splash and get personalized service. Locals who call in orders can even get their purchases delivered to them on the same day.
Follow on Instagram:@shop_splash, Visit in person: 7297 SW 57th Ave or shop online: www.shopsplash.com
Fun fact, All of Lotus Couture’s swimwear is made in-house. LC swimwear has its own designated section on Lotus’ website and swimsuits are all reasonably priced, too. Enter the Sunrise on My Mind Bikini. Pictured here with its matching coverup skirt.
Putting reasonably priced swimsuits aside, Lotus Couture offers up an excellent selection of flirty matching sets for spring that you can never go wrong with. In fact, their Girly Set (pictured here) is one of their best-selling items.
LC shoppers frequent the store from nearby University of Miami, but there’s an equal mix of shoppers online and in-store. As an added bonus, you can shop online and pick up your order inside the store as soon as it’s ready. This added convenience is a great time saving option.
Social media influencers such as Valeria Orsini, Alexia Inguanzo and Dayanna Comas call themselves fans. You may also see them modeling LC’s hottest looks on Lotus’ social media pages.
This season’s color palette consists of pretty pastels and bright shades. Don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and experiment with bold hues that add a little “sizzle” to your wardrobe.
The spring forward three-piece Always Hustling Set is pictured here in a gorgeous pastel blue. Wear this to your next brunch date with friends or even to a baby shower. Where else would you wear it?
Follow on Instagram:@lotuscouture, Visit in person: 6448 South Dixie Highway Unit #E or shop online: www.lotuscouturemiami.com
“This is a very good time for fashion – everything goes.” – Brenda Noy
Puerto Rican fashion designer Brenda Noy’s philosophy is simple. When there are no rules for fashion – there’s only room for fun. Brenda spoke with excitement when she mentioned the materials and color schemes that inspired her this season. Expect materials such as linen, silk, wool, cashmere and even wool to show up in her showroom. One color suits in all linen is another item that sparked excitement. In fact, she says that a linen suit in a neutral color is a great outfit that will take you from day to night. The Brenda Noy look puts craftsmanship first. She enjoys mixing different materials together to make a patchwork look. This particular look is definitely something that takes great skill and a detailed design eye. For unique, timeless pieces, visit Brenda’s showroom for numerous selections that never go out of style.
Follow on Instagram:@brendanoyofficial, Visit in person: 7271 SW 57th Ave or shop online: www.brendanoy.com
Brands such as The Elder Statesman, The Row and forte_forte fill At Ease with color and sophistication. Spring is all about lime green, red, pink and lime’s distant cousin, chartreuse. A colorful top by The Elder Statesman is a great representation of how colorful you can be.
At Ease is where you need to shop to invest in clothing that will take you into the different seasons, well… at ease. Each item of clothing was selected with the investment shopper in mind. Be sure to visit their Instagram account to see all the latest pieces modeled by the friendly and fashionable staffers.
Follow on Instagram:@ateaseonsunset, Visit in person: 5844 Sunset Drive or Shop online: www.ateaseonsunset.com
In summary, don’t be afraid to slide into something new and bold this season. The aura is calling for change and it’s best if you don’t fight it.