We’re already halfway through July, which can mean only one thing: Miami Swim Week is coming (cue the Game of Thrones theme music). Miami Swim Week is arguably the largest international trade show for swimwear in the industry. From July 20 through 23, Miami will be jam-packed with runway shows and pop-up shops of brands ranging from luxury swimwear designers (whose ads were probably taken on a yacht in Capri), to newbies in the biz (who are probably showcasing their designs with a strategic Boomerang on their Instagram Story right now).

Although the shows will certainly be great, we all know the best parts of Miami Swim Week are the parties. And this year’s lineup has some fresh new faces, including Sports Illustrated, participating in Swim Week for the first time ever.

With a plethora of invites being shared and posted across social media platforms, it can be hard to determine which Swim Week parties are actually worth attending. To separate the best from the rest, we tapped local fashion blogger and influencer Emilie Sobel of Soul in Stilettos (@emiliesobel) to narrow down the hottest parties to go to (or at least try to get into). Here’s your ultimate party guide to Miami Swim Week 2017.

Notte Di Nuotare on Española Way
On Friday, Española Way will be flooded with swimwear enthusiasts sipping Peronis and swimsuit models mingling thanks to Notte Di Nuotare, presented by Peroni Nastro Azzurro. The event features acclaimed brands Lila Nikole and Ola Feroz swimwear by Jessica Garcia, accompanied by redesigned vintage army jackets by Josie Bruno. Come to get an eyeful of swimwear fashion and a taste of refreshing Peronis.

Notte Di Nuotare. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, on Española Way between Washington and Pennsylvania Avenues and 14th and 15th Streets, Miami Beach; miamiandbeaches.com. Free and open to the public.

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