Sometimes, practicality just has to take a backseat to style. Especially in Miami, where bright colors reign supreme and a good print goes a long way when the weather won't let you wear loads of clothing. So when a product offers us both sensible features and stylish glam, we give it extra points. KOZA, a UK-based favorite of ours, has launched their Retreat Collection for the summer with beach-perfect pieces to make your day in the sun a worry-free oasis. Made with embroidered silk, leave your scratchy straw-woven bag at home and carry one of these silky textile bags instead, some made with just enough room for all you over-packers out there (ahem!) with their BHIMA bag, and others fit for the blessed minimalists through the likes of the BEACH clutch (complete with a plastic pouch for wet swimsuits — wow). Totally representative of the internationally cultured gals we Miamians pride ourselves to be, the KOZA mantra is based off of a renowned Indian poem called the Mahabharata, so you can tell a story with each signature print you wear. Subdue those sandy worries of yours and let one of these bags take over. Just remember the sunscreen!
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