SHIMMER AND SHINE IN THESE PARK CITY SUMMER FASHION TRENDS
Park City summers mean longer days of sunshine, perfect weather and morning-to-night activities that offer a welcome break from the fleece, flannel and boots of a seemingly endless winter. Lucky for us, local retailers are at the ready with an array of on-trend styles perfect for the warm-weather season. Think shimmering, light-as-air fabrics, soft gauzy knits, monochromatic outfits, vintage pieces and plenty of breezy whites.
Metallics and sequins have become year-round favorites—no longer denied life outside of the holiday party season. One of this year’s surprisingly fresh trends includes shimmering fabrics with a metallic sheen that can shine for every and any occasion. Alysi’s “Liquid Satin” dress in a summery “limonata” yellow looks like poured sunshine. The asymmetric, midi-length satin dress features an easy wrap style with a soft V-neck, dolman sleeves, and a sleek front closure with matching ribbon.
For those looking to add a dose of sparkle, up your footwear game with the Serafini “San Diego Low” sneaker. This basketball-inspired model mixes a street-style spirit with femininity, highlighted by glimmering silver leather detailing on the dove-grey nubuck upper. Purple and black tiger-striped detailing at the heel and contrasting white leather on the toe and tongue give these shoes an edgy yet clean contrast.
The little black dress is always in style, as is sustainability. For a put-together look that combines both and works for those days on the go, consider a modern version in a performance fabric designed to keep up with you. The Montreal-based brand has adopted sustainable measures in its business practices, increasing the use of recycled synthetic fibers as well as natural and organic fibers in their garments with a goal of reaching 100 percent by 2025.
Indyeva’s “Frivol” dress is made of a light woven fabric that offers comfort, lightness, softness, stretchability and dries quickly with its moisture wicking properties. This versatile shirtdress, made from GRS-certified recycled polyester, hits at a breezy knee length and features a scalloped hemline, pockets, and cuffed short sleeves for extra polish. The “Kilim III” dress is another LBD option from Indyeva, made of woven stretch fabric (OEKO-TEX-certified nylon) that’s light and strong, dries quickly, wicks away moisture and has two-way stretch to offer ease of movement. It comes with a removable belt at the waist and features a secure pocket inside the right zipped pocket to avoid any possibility of losing personal belongings during the day’s activities.
L.A. DRESDEN’S BOUTIQUE
Summer is the opportune time to wear white flowing fashions and at L.A. Dresden’s Boutique in Midway you will find the perfect look. The polished and casual style of Magnolia Pearl allows the fashionista to float and glide through a fun-filled day. Feel breezy and elegant while running errands about town or spending a comfortable afternoon with your gal-pals. Using vintage fabrics and materials, creator Robin Browne exclaims, “Our garments are just along for the ride—pieces of thread and light, sewn summations of surrender and dreams, with a poem on the sleeve.”
While fashion is always changing, certain styles never go out of vogue. Show Pony in Midway has up-to-date favorites perfect for rotating in your warm weather wardrobe. In fact, consignment pieces are particularly great when you’re looking to dip your toe into one of this year’s most popular but hard-to-pull-off trends: sheer clothing.
The sheer trend is more of an idea than a specific piece and can be layered for as much or as little coverage as you desire. Look for a piece or two to strategically layer, like wearing a daytime appropriate printed mesh or see-through lace top with a tank underneath or a gauzy sheer dress as a swimsuit coverup. Want to go even more subtle? Opt for sheer accessories like tights layered under your favorite mini dress, a sheer scarf around your neck or a sheer shrug worn over a cotton camisole. The key is to play up transparent pieces with your personal style in mind.
ST. LAWRENCE THRIFT STORE
Reducing our individual carbon footprint may not be a fashion trend, but it’s certainly fashionable. That’s why shopping consignment is a terrific solution to boost your efforts, and why shopping vintage and secondhand clothing is always on trend. Not only does it fall in line with sustainability efforts, but also it allows you to inject your current style with a vintage twist.
The St. Lawrence Thrift Store in Heber City offers savvy shoppers style treasures among its gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry and more at prices guaranteed to make you smile. It’s extremely possible to come upon lucky luxury finds when shopping at St. Lawrence, where early summer inventory featured name-brand items such as Superga sneakers (a favorite of Kate Middleton), Nine West sandals, Kate Spade dresses and Coach handbags.
Whether you’re stepping out for a swanky soiree, getting active on the trails or strolling one of our summer markets, it’s easy to embrace this summer’s hottest trends no matter what event is on your schedule.