STYLE & BEAUTY
12/08/2014 11:51 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Art Basel Miami Beach Street Style Is A True Masterpiece

Wondering what to wear to an art fair? Wonder no more.

We've pulled some of our favorite looks from among hundreds snapped by photographers at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach and Miami Art Week, a days-long extravaganza of mega art fairs, exhibitions, sales, parties, jet-lagged gallerists chugging energy drinks, frantic scenesters in FOMO mode, Miley Cyrus in pasties and lots and lots of walking.

After the past week, we can safely conclude this: Anything goes. There are art dealers in basic black, socialites turning the sidewalks of South Beach into one giant walk-off, culture scribes in extravagantly patterned men's suits and locals ready to party in bright colors and bold hemlines.

The rule, in other words, is to just go all in -- whatever the look. After all, as Artnet News overheard among patrons at one VIP reception, "In Miami, these three-inch heels are considered flats."



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Who: Rachel
Where: Outside the Scope show
What: Free People top and vintage bag
Why we love it: A statement bag is a joy forever, and THAT is a statement bag.

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Who: Christina Steinbrecher
Where: On the street
What: An outfit she designed herself, a Mulberry bag and flats from Italy
Why we love it: This DIY look reminds us of Tilda Swinton, dreamy naps, "The Simpsons" and never showing up wearing the same thing as someone else.


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Who: Marta Pozzan
Where: Wynwood Walls
What: Dress from Fifth Label, shoes from Soludos and a bag from Yves Saint Laurent
Why we love it: All the walking begs for flats, but dress down? Never.


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Who: Caroline Johnson
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: Zara dress, bag and shoes from a boutique in Italy
Why we love it: She dressed like a painting and IT WORKED.


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Who: Andre 3000
Where: On the street
What: Unspecified
Why we love it: Because Andre 3000 in overalls is always a good look.



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Who: Rita Navalinskete
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: Stella Jean shirt, pants and necklace and a Louis Vuitton purse
Why we love it: It's a little Palm Beach, a little Caribbean, and definitely not black. Thank goodness.


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Who: Christen Wilson
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: Christian Dior dress
Why we love it: A perfectly cut Christian Dior dress -- with sneakers.


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Who: Regina Moody
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: Zsega pants, Brione top and Jimmy Choo shoes
Why we love it: Fierce. Classic. Formidable.


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Who: Francesca Todisco
Where: On the beach
What: Chanel bag, Nike sneakers, a top from Marvel and a Leith skirt
Why we love it: A little bit health goth and a whole lot of striking.



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Who: Irena Sidorova
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: Marni dress, Celine bag, Aquazella shoes
Why we love it: Perfection.



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Who: Cait Munro
Where: Art Basel Miami Beach
What: The Reformation dress, Alexander Wang bag, United Nude shoes
Why we love it: No one in Miami's ever done stripes, skin, a red lip and platform wedges before in any way that could be considered understated. Ground: broken.


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Who: Barbara Garcia
Where: On the street
What: Leather Zara shorts, a Loewe purse, Anton Heunis necklace, ASH sneakers and G-Star RAW
Why we love it: There are limited ways to do leather in Miami, even in December. This is just about the only one, so kudos for accuracy.

Want more? Check out dozens and dozens of looks from all around Miami's Art Week:

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Street Style at Art Basel Miami Beach 2014
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