Sun Valley style
Photos by Paulette Phlipot. Styling by Hayley Andrews
Mountain town fashion is decidedly schizophrenic. Rookie visitors are apt to bring clothing that skews to the practical (read: boring). But many women—no matter how athletic—demand a bit more style. It’s not all about the gear.
Mountain fashion must be versatile: fit for hiking and the wine bar, biking and the symphony. Accessories are vital. Sporty, fashion-forward sandals that last comfortably through the days and nights are de rigueur in this hot, dry climate. And when the sun is high and fierce, don’t forget the shades. At night, with the chill that comes when the sun dips behind the mountains, chic jeans are as important as a good pair of hiking boots.
Worldly valley visitors and residents expect the best. Fortunately, a myriad of boutiques, sports shops and even second-hand stores are strewn along valley streets. As a wise woman once said: Shopping is a woman’s form of hunting. This summer, savor the thrill of the chase.
Yellow and white skirt ($315) and brown and yellow skirt ($230) by BP Studio available at Silver Creek Outfitters, Ketchum.
Flower patterned skirt by City Lights ($30); similar items available at The Dollhouse, Ketchum.
Orange sunglasses by Chanel ($335) available at Sun Valley Eyeworks.
Black leather eyewear case with fleur de lis motif by Chrome Hearts. Holds six frames. ($340) available at Armstrong-Root.
Melrose sunglasses in plum from Smith Sport Optics ($109) available at eyewear carriers throughout the Wood River Valley.
Clockwise, on sandal, from left: Black diamond, pear shape orange diamond, pink princess cut diamond, rose cut diamond necklace ($9,400) available at Barry Peterson Jewelers. Ornate multi-color gold and pink tourmaline ring ($8,200) available at Jensen Stern, Ketchum. Double round drop pavé earrings by The Woods ($3,680) available at Holli Jewelers, Ketchum.
From top, on neckline: Pavé sun and moon pendants by The Woods ($3,680) available at Holli Jewelers. Ornate multi-color gold and pink tourmaline ring ($8,200) available at Jensen Stern. White cultured baroque pearls with polar bear necklace by Christina Healy ($1,450) available at Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop and Silver Creek Outfitters. Ebony black necklace by The Woods ($4,600) available at Holli Jewelers.
From top:Sequined dressby Sue Wong ($268) available at Paula’s Dress Shop.
Jeans by 1921 ($174) available at North & Co. Jeans by True Religion ($319) available at Theodore. Jeans by Moto ($60) available at North & Co. Men’s jeans by Agave Waterman ($185) available at Silver Creek Outfitters. "Token of Love" silver necklace by Christina Healy ($650) available at Sun Valley Lodge Gift Shop and Silver Creek Outfitters. Full Frame-Full Vu by Retrospecs & Co: Authentic early American Eyewear circa 1930s-40s with white gold frame, emerald green lenses and mother of pearl nose pads ($525). The Beast II by Chrome Hearts: Silver aviator with rose gradient lenses, sterling silver cross detail and two toned black and pink zyl temples ($595). Everjax by Retrospecs & Co: Authentic early American eyewear circa 1942 with yellow gold frame, 10 carat gold bridge, solid gold nose pads and gradient brown lens. ($925) all available at Armstrong Root. Necklace: Black diamond, pear shape orange diamond, pink princess cut diamond, rose cut diamond ($9,400) available at Barry Peterson. Multi-color diamond cross set in 18 carat white gold ($49,500) available at Jensen Stern. Blackened sterling silver hand made chain featuring 20 carat yellow gold bezel set with fancy champagne colored diamond ($29,000) available at Jensen Stern. Criss-cross chain bracelet—18 carat yellow gold and sterling silver— ($9,600) available at Jensen Stern. Rose cut diamond studs by The Woods ($1,840) available at Holli Jewelers.