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We hope you're hungry. No, we hope you're REALLY hungry. The 13th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival takes place this weekend, and it's prepared to take us all into food comas before the weekend even begins. A delicious time is guaranteed, of course, but here's your biggest issue with the festival: what to wear?
Most events on the website suggest you don your best beach chic look. While we locals are privy to the phase, some out of towners might feel a bit floundered. It's the equivalent of telling us, "igloo chic," which, we're pretty sure, doesn't exist because it's existentially impossible to look flawless in the arctic. But please, prove us wrong.
Anyways, if you did manage to shell out $150 plus on a ticket to rub elbows with Anthony Bourdain or Rachel Ray, then indulge all the way. The SBWFF doesn't have the same style rank as, let's say, Art Basel, but there's no reason why you shouldn't dress to impress. Click through for a few beach chic pairings that can transition easily from day to night, with the switch of a shoe of course.
Oh, and a few suggestions when it comes to dressing for the festival: steer clear of very light colors (nothing compliments a pale pink ensemble like smeared barbecue sauce, right?), don't try and wear pumps to the beach (it should be a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised) and let yourself be comfortable. Bodycon dresses are always called for in Miami, but the last thing you want to be worrying about is a protruding belly while you're trying to enjoy munchies with Andrew Zimmerman. Ugh, rough life.
· South Beach Wine and Food Festival [Official Site]