This spring, designers are spreading plenty of optimism and a strong focus on eye-grabbing looks. For colors, metallics and metallic sheens are making statements as well as plenty of sea green and slight variations of the hue. Prints have gone wild and show up as funky as possible in seemingly random fashions that overall add up to some very beautiful and artistic garments. For the ladies and the gents, asymmetrical cuts, draping, and prints spring up everywhere and the men have a strong accessory moment with “man bags” that call for a stronger focus than ever before. Here are Miami’s hottest spring fashions.

base Miami Spring Style Preview

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Strong Man Bags
939 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4982

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 11 am. to 10 p.m., Fri and Sat – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Base, Lincoln Road’s go-to for amazing men’s fashion and plenty of unisex goodies, carries this season’s trend of strong man bags. Base sells everything from apparel and accessories to music and art/indy magazines. Hard-to-find designer labels are all throughout this shop as well as one of the most impressive accessories offerings to be found in the city. The service is top-notch and Base is staffed with knowledgeable and super-stylish sales associates. Base on Lincoln Road is the company’s flagship store of their six locations including Base at the Delano Hotel (South Beach) and Base 24/7 at the Mondrian South Beach.

anthropologie Miami Spring Style Preview

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Village of Merrick Park
330 San Lorenzo Avenue, S. 2335
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 443-0021

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. , Sun – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Prints are taking over entire garments in wild and unexpected ways. These new prints can be found at Anthropologie at the Village of Merrick Park. Anthropologie is filled with goodies to wear and to outfit your home – think new takes on classics for the feminine and creative female. Even better, Anthropologie has items to please women of all age ranges.

the shop Miami Spring Style Preview

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Metallic Sheens
The Shop
1121 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-1999

Hours: Daily – 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

The Shop is the epitome of South Beach style. The local hot spot to shop is also where to find the new metallic sheens for this spring. The Shop carries top designers like Just Cavalli, True Religion, and D&G with stand-out fashions for men and women. The Shop is also ideal for buying a whole night’s look in one shopping session with its well-rounded accessories stock.

y 3 Miami Spring Style Preview

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Asymmetrical Draping and Cuts
1115 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-9302

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fri to Sun – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

This season’s asymmetrical trends are very much in line with the vision of the top Japanese fashion designers. Well, no surprise, you can find your own pieces locally at Y-3 – Adidas’ collaboration line with Yohji Yamamoto. Y-3 is futuristic cool with wonderfully-odd shapes, details, and structuring in a still very minimalistic style. Men and women can share the joys of Y-3 on Lincoln Road for apparel and accessories including a strong array of footwear options.

coltorti Miami Spring Style Preview

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Sea Green and Slight Variations
1113 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 517-1330

Hours: Sun to Thurs – 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fri and Sat – 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Coltorti is just one place in Miami to find the currently celebrated sea green trend. The Italian luxury boutique is located in the chic, new 1111 Lincoln Road building and carries ultra-luxury fashion for women who demand only the best. Expect plenty of furs, serious handbags, and items likely not to be found elsewhere in the neighborhood. When it’s the moment to be runway ready, Coltorti Miami is a sure bet.

Related: Best Small Boutiques with Big Fashion

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at


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