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8 Outfit Ideas To Wear To Art Basel

Art Basel is the largest international art show in the world.

Held each year in Miami Beach, it attracts many of the biggest names in art and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the globe.

It’s also an amazing opportunity to dress up.

Wear comfortable shoes

Wear comfortable shoes that you can walk in for hours.

If you’re going to be out on the town all day (or night), you’ll want to wear something that’s easy to take off if it gets too hot, or if you need to hop into a cab or get on a plane at the end of the night.

Flip flops are not ideal because they can get dirty and lost.

Also, they’re not made for walking long distances.

Sandals are good options as well—the kind with straps that go over the top of your foot will provide more support than flip-flop styles, but there’s still no guarantee that your feet won’t hurt after hours of walking around in them.

You should also avoid high heels if possible; even though they look great when freshly polished and paired with an outfit fit for an art gallery opening, once those shoes start getting scuffed up from being worn all day long at Basel (and/or after several days straight), things begin looking less glamorous very quickly!

Wear something you can move in easily

You will be walking, climbing stairs and escalators, and possibly dancing.

You want to wear something that you can easily move in and doesn’t restrict your movement.

It should also be comfortable, so it’s a good idea to pick an outfit that you feel really good wearing.

If your clothing feels restrictive or heavy—or if it’s not just right for the weather—you might find yourself thinking about how badly you wish you could take off your shoes or change into something else at some point during the day.

You’ll probably have enough else on our mind! So make sure everything fits well and feels good; it will help keep those thoughts out of your head.

If you have a new outfit, try it on before you go out.

It’s important that your clothes fit well and feel good; otherwise you could end up feeling uncomfortable all day long.

Show off your personal style

Art Basel is the perfect time to show off your personal style.

So, if you’re going to wear a bold pattern or statement-making color, take advantage of it now! You can also think outside of the box when it comes to accessories and shoes.

If you’re not used to wearing heels or flats with wild patterns on them, go for it.

It’s Art Basel—it’s okay if this isn’t your everyday look!

Of course, don’t go crazy with your outfit choices just because it’s Art Basel: remember that you’re still going through Miami International Airport security at some point during your trip (and no matter how much fun you had in Miami Beach/South Beach/Little Havana/Coconut Grove etc., we all know TSA agents are only human).

If you’re planning on going to any art museums or galleries during your trip, don’t forget that these spaces can get pretty warm.

If you’re wearing a heavy coat or long sleeves, there’s no shame in taking them off once inside—just make sure they’re not so large that they obscure your view of the art!

Have fun with wild accessories

Don’t be afraid to let your fashion choices speak for themselves.

A bold hat can add a splash of color, while a statement necklace can make any outfit look more fashionable and eye-catching.

Even if you aren’t attending an art show, wear artful accessories with confidence!

If you’re wearing jeans or shorts, throw on a colorful shoe that goes well with your shirt or dress (like these bright sneakers).

If you’re going for something more formal like a ballgown or cocktail dress, try adding some glitz with sparkly jewelry or shoes—or both! For example: if wearing black pants and heels sounds too drab, try switching out the black heels for red ones instead; they’ll stand out but not distract people away from the art in front of them because they’re still subtle enough not to clash with their surroundings (i.e., other colors).

If you’re not sure how to incorporate art into your outfit, just remember that it can be as simple as adding a bold accessory or statement piece.

Look for something that’s edgy and fun

If you’re looking for something that’s edgy and fun, here are some ideas:

  • A trench coat is a classic.
  • A good one is hard to find, but it can be worn with shorts or jeans as well as tucked into a dress or skirt.
  • Find something that’s unique—maybe a print on your shirt or scarf that really stands out from the crowd! Maybe it has words on it—something funny about art or maybe just words that describe how you feel at the moment (like “rebel”).

If you can’t find anything that really speaks to you, try something new.

Maybe it’s a pair of jeans that have an interesting cut or some sort of stitching on them—like embroidery or maybe studs! Maybe it’s a shirt with buttons that aren’t just normal buttons but ones in different shapes or sizes.

If you can’t find anything like this, try something else new: hair color! Try out dramatic highlights or maybe even dye your whole head one color if you’ve never done that before.

It’s fun to go through new things and see what works for you!

Go beyond the basics like jeans and a t-shirt – try a cool jumpsuit or a pair of metallic sneakers

When it comes to dressing for art basel, there are things you can do that will go beyond the basics: jeans and t-shirts.

You can try a cool jumpsuit or a pair of metallic sneakers.

If you don’t want your outfit to look too corporate but want something with more structure or shape than just jeans and a t-shirt, try adding one of these items into the mix:

  • A long white tunic top (think artist’s smock).
  • A scarf or necklace that has some texture – either in color or material.
  • Or both! If you’re going for an edgy look, try this with black lipstick and eyeliner too!
  • Snakeskin pants – they’re on trend right now so they’ll be easy enough to find if you look online or at any local thrift shop like Goodwill Industries.
  • A pair of black pants with some cool details – like holes or a zipper.
  • A metallic shoe, preferably a pointed toe pump.

If you’re feeling really adventurous, go all out with crazy colors or patterns

If you’re feeling really adventurous, go all out with crazy colors or patterns.

If you want to try something bold, any color goes! Orange and yellow are great options for a fun look that will still be comfortable enough for walking around all day.

There’s also no shame in wearing a pattern—you can find plenty of cute animal prints and polka dots online.

The key here is to make sure that whatever you pick isn’t boring.

It needs to be bright and colorful just like the art being shown at Art Basel!

If you’re going to a more formal event, go for something more classic.

Try black or white with a simple pattern like stripes or polka dots.

These colors will still be bold and fun, but they won’t overpower your outfit.

Instead, they’ll add some much-needed contrast! You can also try wearing bold jewelry like big earrings or necklaces that match the color of your dress (or pants!).

If you’re looking for something more casual and comfortable, try wearing a pair of shorts with a t-shirt or tank top.

If you want to add some color, go for bright pink, orange or blue! You can also try wearing a patterned shirt with jeans—they’ll look great together because they both have lots of different colors in them.

Dressing for Art Basel is about having an attitude, not about having expensive clothes.

Dressing for Art Basel is about having an attitude, not about having expensive clothes.

There’s a reason why the art world is filled with artists who wear jeans and t-shirts as much as they do suits and ties.

It’s because they can feel creative while being comfortable—and that’s what you should be doing when you go to Art Basel Miami Beach.

You need to wear something that makes you feel good and be able to move around freely without feeling restricted or uncomfortable.

The clothes you choose should also make sense for your personality and style, so don’t be afraid if someone asks what kind of guy you are! If someone doesn’t like it, then it’s their problem—not yours!

If you want something more formal than a t-shirt or jeans but want something different than just another suit (which will probably look exactly like everyone else’s), try looking at some interesting vintage clothes stores near Wynwood; there are many options here that will give off an artistic vibe while still keeping things classy enough not to make anyone feel uncomfortable around them!


When it comes to dressing for Art Basel, the most important thing is to not be afraid to experiment.

The best way to do that? Find a piece of clothing in your closet that’s out of place and try pairing it with something else you wouldn’t normally wear together.

It might look weird at first glance but once you start wearing it every day, it will become one of your favorite outfits.

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