Casual Fri-yays

{Wearing: My Home Fashion Boutique Top and Denim. Shoes: Steve Madden. Hair: c/o Glamsquad with Vanessa Placeres. Makeup: c/o Glamsquad with Celina Beach Artistry. Photographed by Danielle Margherite Photography LLC}

Spring is coming, which means it’s time to clean out your closet and toss out that stuff you insisted you needed last year that now you’re like, “Uh, what was I thinking when I a) bought this and b) actually wore it—in public—and then took photos. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us.

As you purge, keep this in mind: There are three things every Miami girl absolutely must have in her apparel arsenal: an excellent pair of jeans, a gauzy white top and a go-to pair of wedges. Here’s why: not only do those things go together and fit into just about every fashion scenario where you don’t need a ball gown, they are also the most interchangeable pieces you will ever find in your closet.

These jeans (Hudson from My Home Fashion Boutique), they can be worn with heels, with flats, with no shoes while the ocean laps at your heels. You will live in them.

This top (also from My Home Fashion Boutique) it’s a shirt, it’s a coverup for a bikini, it’s something to throw on after yoga. Pieces that multi-task are queen.

These wedges (from Steve Madden), my god, if these shoes could talk the stories they would tell. I’ve worn them with everything from bikinis to maxi dresses. I’ve had them for years. And I will beg my shoe guy to make them whole again should anything ever happen to them.

As you slip into that place where spring cleaning is inevitable (yeah, that’s going to happen soon, as in like now), think about the staples. And toss out those ankle-length bellbottoms. Just pretend it never happened. IT. NEVER. HAPPENED.