What To Pack For Art Basel Miami Beach

What To Pack For Art Basel Miami Beach

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Miami Beach has never been heralded as one of the United States’ more fashionable cities, nor would it even be included as a city worth attempting to be fashionable in. With the humidity and subtropical temps, some of the most important parts of a South Beach resident’s wardrobe include bathing suits and sunglasses.

However, Art Basel Miami Beach brings a much more eclectic set of people than the typical snow birds and spring breakers end up in South Beach’s city limits each winter and spring. As the fair has grown over the past 16 years, the first weekend in December brings art enthusiasts from all over the world to the international fair and the 20 plus satellite fairs that take place.

Attending Art Basel is an opportunity to step outside the bandage dresses of Miami Beach nightlife and away from the white linen fit for the yacht deck. This is where gallery viewings and champagne open bars meet 70% humidity after a 6:00 p.m. sunset. Here’s a few ways to step outside the box and fit right in the Basel crowd while accommodating Miami’s December weather this year:


While it’s not uncommon to see sky high stilettos up and down A1A in the evening, with the plethora of daytime activities and galleries to stop through, comfort is important but it doesn’t have to sacrifice style. You want to be able to make it out in the evening after a full day of viewing art. Both the Suicoke sandals and John Geiger 002 sneakers are stylish and perfect for art fair hopping. And, if you’d like to forego packing sneakers all together, Geiger is releasing a limited edition collaboration with Miami’s E11even, Art Basel E11even 002. They’ll will be available December 6 exclusively at E11EVEN.