- having "great style" is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to express your genuineness. As for personal style, a phrase so often overused on social media, it is a means to reveal who you are without even having to speak. I began this column years ago when Miami itself began to submerge from the label of being a 'beach town', and morph into the foundation of becoming a world-class city. The development of this occurrence was first noticeable not only in the emergence of the sky-high buildings or the plethora of art enthusiasts cascading into the 305, but in the manner in which the Miami set began to dress. And, for me, a life-long devotee of fashion, I set my roots. Fashion fuels me, excites me, you can never know everything about it, and I continue to be inspired by the style that has become Miami Style. And Spring is THE season for the social set -- I once asked a designer what he thought of Miami style, and he said GREAT! The Miami woman actually does wear the color that is shown on the Spring runway!"/> - having "great style" is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to express your genuineness. As for personal style, a phrase so often overused on social media, it is a means to reveal who you are without even having to speak. I began this column years ago when Miami itself began to submerge from the label of being a 'beach town', and morph into the foundation of becoming a world-class city. The development of this occurrence was first noticeable not only in the emergence of the sky-high buildings or the plethora of art enthusiasts cascading into the 305, but in the manner in which the Miami set began to dress. And, for me, a life-long devotee of fashion, I set my roots. Fashion fuels me, excites me, you can never know everything about it, and I continue to be inspired by the style that has become Miami Style. And Spring is THE season for the social set -- I once asked a designer what he thought of Miami style, and he said GREAT! The Miami woman actually does wear the color that is shown on the Spring runway!">



Spring Style Standouts with Elysze Held



In South Florida, the name Elysze Held is synonymous with style. As founder and president of the Miami fashion consulting firm, Style Out of the City. Celebrity Stylist Held has been featured as the style expert on Style segments for FOX/WSVN 7; Deco Drive and CBS 4; has styled and been profiled in fashion editorials for Miami Modern Luxury Magazine, Miami Herald"s INDULGE Magazine; Ocean Drive, Aventura Magazine and Brickell Magazine.

An industry veteran, Held was seen shopping in the film "IRIS" with Style Icon Iris Apfel and is the stylist for South Florida's entertainment news show, Deco Drive (co-host Lynn Martinez/Chris Van Vliet). Elysze has dressed international celebrities, CEO's, and socialites and especially loves working with private clients to personalize an exceptional wardrobe. Contact Elysze at eheld@styleoutofthecity.com. Follow Elysze on Instagram @elysze.


Dressing well is not just about having an "in wardrobe" -having "great style" is only about determining the variety of clothing you wear to express your genuineness. As for personal style, a phrase so often overused on social media, it is a means to reveal who you are without even having to speak. I began this column years ago when Miami itself began to submerge from the label of being a 'beach town', and morph into the foundation of becoming a world-class city. The development of this occurrence was first noticeable not only in the emergence of the sky-high buildings or the plethora of art enthusiasts cascading into the 305, but in the manner in which the Miami set began to dress. And, for me, a life-long devotee of fashion, I set my roots. Fashion fuels me, excites me, you can never know everything about it, and I continue to be inspired by the style that has become Miami Style. And Spring is THE season for the social set--I once asked a designer what they thought of Miami style and he said GREAT! The Miami woman actually does wear the color that is shown on the Spring runway!

"Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking"...and Gorgeous
Alexa Wolman in Christopher Kane; Criselda Breene in Purification Garcia; Lesli Brown in Peter Pilotto, all Shapoh hats, at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Alexa Wolman in Christopher Kane; Criselda Breene in Purification Garcia; Lesli Brown in Peter Pilotto, all Shapoh hats, at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon
Kimberly Green in Gucci at the Arsht Center Gala Kimberly Green in Gucci at the Arsht Center Gala
Sonia Figueroa and Mariela Geigel both in Carolina Herrera, at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Sonia Figueroa and Mariela Geigel both in Carolina Herrera, at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Mellow Yellow?
Marile Lopez in Angel Sanchez at Arsht Gala
Marile Lopez in Angel Sanchez at Arsht Gala
Amanda Church in Tibi at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Amanda Church in Tibi at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon
Ela Pruszynska in her namesake Kaftan, Dolce Gabbana sunglasses & shoes at The Webster for ItalianTrade Commission Fashion Brunch Ela Pruszynska in her namesake Kaftan, Dolce Gabbana sunglasses & shoes at The Webster for ItalianTrade Commission Fashion Brunch


"When in Doubt…wear Red"...Bill Blass
Bronwyn Miller in Badgley Mischka with Lesli Brown in a Needle & Thread dress at the Red Cross Ball Bronwyn Miller in Badgley Mischka with Lesli Brown in a Needle & Thread dress at the Red Cross Ball
Allison Goldberg in Zac Posen at the Red Cross Ball Allison Goldberg in Zac Posen at the Red Cross Ball
Carolina Tundidor  in Alexis dress, Dior bag with her grandmother Silvia Trinidad in Escada gown at the Red Cross Ball Carolina Tundidor in Alexis dress, Dior bag with her grandmother Silvia Trinidad in Escada gown at the Red Cross Ball


Nancy Batchelor in Victoria Beckham at The Arsht Center Gala Nancy Batchelor in Victoria Beckham at The Arsht Center Gala
Elysze Held in Valentino coat, Mayda Cisneros dress, jewelry with Swanee DiMare in Robert Danes at the Red Cross Ball Elysze Held in Valentino coat, Mayda Cisneros dress, jewelry with Swanee DiMare in Robert Danes at the Red Cross Ball
Alex Tessier in Gucci at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Alex Tessier in Gucci at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon


Or...an LBD with a Touch of Red!
Gisele Lowenstein in Dolce & Gabbana at the D & G MDD Opening Gisele Lowenstein in Dolce & Gabbana at the D & G MDD Opening
So Modern! Gigi Whitman in Armani at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon So Modern! Gigi Whitman in Armani at Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon
Angeles Almuna, The Queen of Hearts, in Dolce at the D&G MDD Opening event Angeles Almuna, The Queen of Hearts, in Dolce at the D&G MDD Opening event


Air of Elegance...and Smoking Hot
Chair Swanee DiMare in Marchesa at The Arsht Center Gala Chair Swanee DiMare in Marchesa at The Arsht Center Gala
Jennifer Montoya in Helmut Lang with Somy Ali in Tadashi Shoji at the “Be A Kid Again” Miami Children’s Museum Gala Jennifer Montoya in Helmut Lang with Somy Ali in Tadashi Shoji at the “Be A Kid Again” Miami Children’s Museum Gala
Karen Quinones in dress by En Avance Private Label at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of her En Avance store Karen Quinones in dress by En Avance Private Label at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of her En Avance store


Cool Classics
Nick D’Annunzio in jacket by Stitched at Brickell City Center at The Webster for Italian Trade Commission Fashion Brunch Nick D’Annunzio in jacket by Stitched at Brickell City Center at The Webster for Italian Trade Commission Fashion Brunch
Jennifer Kennedy in Alexis, Gucci at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Jennifer Kennedy in Alexis, Gucci at the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon
Konrad Janus in Thom Browne at the Johanna Ortiz Fashion Show at Saks Bal Harbour Konrad Janus in Thom Browne at the Johanna Ortiz Fashion Show at Saks Bal Harbour


Power-Chic
Dazzling in Whites: Susana Shubin, Krista Rosenberg, Swanee DiMare, Susanne Birbragher, and Asha Elias at the BBBS Miracle Makers Luncheon
Dazzling in Whites: Susana Shubin, Krista Rosenberg, Swanee DiMare, Susanne Birbragher, and Asha Elias at the BBBS Miracle Makers Luncheon


Photos by Elysze Held, Except #11 by WorldRedEye

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