A Vintage Lovers Guide to Art Basel

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Fashion is as important of an element to Art Basel as the artwork shown, some might say, and if you’re keen on wearing art then why not go vintage? Below we’ve curated a few looks based on the events and tents we’re most excited for this 2014. Best of all, everything’s available online!

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Chanel multicolored geometric print top; 1990s Issey Miyake black pleated wrap skirt; Christian Dior green ostrich oversized bag; 1980s Karl Lagerfeld clip-on earrings.

Parties aside, the galleries and shows are the real draw at Art Basel, and there are a dozen to choose from around South Beach, Midtown Miami, Wynwood and even Downtown. We’re most excited for Design Miami, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, as well as Art Miami, which celebrates its 25th! You’ll most likely visit several galleries in one day, so make sure to wear something light and comfortable, and bring a big bag to store anything you may find on your travels.

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Philip Treacy Marilyn Monroe hat; Sergio Rossi thigh-high suede boots; Moschino black heart wristlet; 1980s Bud Light satin jacket.

The entire slate of concert going on during Art Basel is insane, with many underground acts coming to light. Even if you can’t get into that private Miley Cyrus party happening at the Raleigh, there are plenty of other music events to keep your ears happy. Check out the iii Points and Young Arts series, which will feature big time acts like FKA Twigs, Clams Casino, James Blake and SBTRKT on Thursday through Saturday night to benefit students studying the arts in Miami. Wear something comfortable to dance all night in, but don’t forget to make it sharp.

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1970s Philippe Venet zigzag skirt set, Miu Miu black leather geometric sandal.

Private viewing parties are the best ways to see art without the craze of the convention center or satellite fairs. There are multiple in town, usually on the days leading up to the weekend. If you can find a way into one, make sure to dress boldly and show off your colors. You may not be able to buy artwork, but you should definitely feel like a masterpiece!

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