This Year, It’s All About Light Fabrics and the Right Color
Spring is in the air! It’s time to kick off those leather pants, throw that shearling jacket aside, and embrace the bright and breezy trends of the new season. From lightweight luxury fabrics to bold gem tones, Spring 2023 is the sartorial refresh we’ve been waiting for.
Sustainable, timeless, and — perhaps most importantly — breathable, linen is this season’s staple fabric. Derived from the flax plant, linen dates back thousands of years and was once used as currency in ancient Egypt, where it was considered a symbol of purity, wealth, and light. Back then, the textile was crucial in the mummification process; today, linen is thought to be more of a fashion statement, synonymous with the phrase “tropical formal.” Used for suits and dresses alike, the high-end fabric is perfect for virtually any occasion, from a beach picnic to a destination wedding.
But fabric isn’t the only thing to consider when rebuilding a warm-weather wardrobe — color is just as important. Reminiscent of summer skies and ocean waters, indigo blue is Italy’s color of the season, according to the cognoscenti at 120% Lino in the Shops at Merrick Park. The piercing blue is frequently paired with neutral colors like white, beige, and grey. Muted orange is another stand-out color this season, complementary to warm skin tones and often seen with hues of blue and green.
If you’re curious as to how these trends could fit into your daily ensemble, our spring looks have got you covered.
ViX Paula Hermanny
The art of accessorizing is a balancing act between the amount of fabric and the amount of skin shown. Here, philanthropist and businesswoman Alina Meledina of AGK Realty finds that balance, coupling the simplistic Kiana dress in tamale cactus green ($298) with the gold Gancho necklace ($248) to create a look fit for spring or summer travels.
Playing with unique cutouts and strap placements, this muted camel orange Mag One Piece ($218) from ViX gives glimpses of skin without revealing too much. Keeping with the fashionable new theme of cutting-edge minimalism, Alina Meledina completes the swimready look with ViX’s Natural Bucket Hat ($128) and sunglasses by Celine.
370 San Lorenzo Ave #2422 (Shops at Merrick Park)
Stylist: Luca Mencarini
Photos by Luca Mencarini & Lola Green
A bold twist on the standard black and white suit, Senior Vice President at PNC Bank Miami Diego Polenghi takes on Italy’s color of the season, indigo blue, for a look in linen that transcends many occasions. Layering shades of blue for a chic monochromatic moment, he pairs 120% Lino’s indigo pants ($365) with a matching jacket ($795), a navy braided belt ($150), and Camoscio Notte dress shoes ($295).
342 San Lorenzo Ave #1025 (Shops at Merrick Park)
Location: Los Trompos art exhibition at the Shops at Merrick Park
Photo by Rodolfo Benitez
Realtor Ashley Cusack wows in “The Ashley Dress,” a neon liquid organza dress designed by Mayda Cisneros. Featuring an unmistakable spring color palette, the dress is complemented by Montica Jewelry’s gold butterfly bracelet made up of 8.75 carats of lab-grown diamonds ($9,500), gold bangles with five rows of 3.72 carats of diamonds ($18,000), another set of gold bangles with 12 rows of 8.72 carats of diamonds ($37,000), and 3.29-3.45 carat diamond hoop earrings ($7,600).
Location: The Biltmore Hotel
Stylist: Leanela at Rik Rak Salon
Photo by Rodolfo Benitez