These two ladies we spotted during Miami Swim Week provided the no-brainer solution to punked-out prints: just add black! By putting the pattern on a black background instead of something a little softer, we still stay summery (without getting saccharine).
We've been fans of these Zara pants for a while, but Barbara Dobrzanska takes it from day to night with a healthy addition of leather. The sleeves on her jacket and her cutout heels take what would be overly match-y in any other hue and toughen the entire look. And, the classic Ray-Bans, of course, add a layer of cool that is undeniable.
Clockwise from left: Ray-Ban Original Way-Farer Glasses, $150, available at Shopbop; rag&bone Bleached Denim Jacket, $645, available at YouHeShe.com; Zara Oriental Print Trousers, $59.90, available at Zara; Evo Salty Dog Cocktail Beach Spray, $26.95, available at Evo; Elizabeth & James Tango Heel, $244.99, available at Zappos Couture.
Clockwise from left: Madewell Longroad Denim Vest, $88, available at Madewell; Dolce & Gabbana Silk Floral Skirt, $825, available at Saks Fifth Avenue; Vince Favorite Tank, $48, available at Barneys; American Apparel Neon Yellow Nail Polish, $6, available at American Apparel; Vince Camuto Dylan Clutch, $139.95, available at DSW; Jeffrey Campbell Jehens, $81.99, available at Tilted Sole.
Photographed by Karla Garcia