Park City boutiques and where the men shop.
Photography by Caroline Woodham www.woodhamphoto.com
Just like your most comfortable jeans and cozy boots on that first cold day, finding the perfect winter fashions fits like your favorite pair of gloves. We asked our local fashion experts for their best recommendations for the season, including the timeless essentials every winter wardrobe needs.
Fire and Ice When you’re looking for fiery fashion combined with cool sophistication, Park City boutiques are ready for the rescue.
“For holiday occasions or a night out, VIDA maintains a collection of dresses that deliver the right look at the right moment with a soft and flirty sophistication,” said Luz Emma of VIDA.
She continues, “For extraordinary Park City winters, look for beautiful hats with classic shapes and fresh details. Something for every mood.”
Mary Black of Hilda advises, “Everyone should treat themselves to a piece of clothing that is made of quality cashmere. Whether it’s something small, like cashmere socks or a scarf, or a luscious sweater or coat, anything in cashmere is my favorite.”
Blazing Fashion Trails “The fall and winter trends of Native American and Western styles are fantastic for Whimsy. It fits perfectly with our colorful cowgirl boots and blanket sweaters available in such rich and beautiful colors, and an easy addition to jeans or skirts,” said Whimsy’s Carol Phillips.
“Sweater tunics are the other trend that continues for Whimsy. We pair them with leggings and tall boots for fall, and skinny jeans for a colder day,” said Phillips.
Spice Up the Season Kathy Crosson from Panache explains, “Mixing different textures makes for more interesting outfits. Cashmere and leather are beautiful materials that mix well together. A luxe cashmere sweater from Inhabit paired back to a leather trouser or leggings by Joseph is a great look.”
Be on the lookout for these stylish combinations from Panache, “This season I will be wearing skinny jeans by Mother tucked into must have Italian Alberto Fermani boots,” said Crosson.
“I am loving the dark denims with brocade velvet prints on them like 7 for All Mankind,” said Mary Jane’s Lori Harris. “I am also always a big fan of faux fur vests especially in winter white. It’s such a classic look and perfect for après ski in Park City.”
“The other adorable trend is the trumpet hem on skirts and dresses, especially in leather materials,” said Harris.
Cozy Comforts “Our favorite item for winter is a stylish big down coat and warm leggings. We have a great collection of down and wool coats from BB Dakota and Soia & Kyo,” said Blaire Isleib of Flight Boutique. Flight’s Kristen Moss explains this year’s incredible variety for the look, “We love all the new takes on leggings—riding style, sequin, leather, leather patch, stirrups, velvet, tuxedo stripe and two-tone leggings.”
Sizzling Sensations “Patterned jeans and turtlenecks are huge this season,” said Gina DiSera of Bella Forte. “They work sensationally when paired, or alone as a great statement piece that gives an outfit its punch. The print on print play is incredibly stimulating and artful, whether it’s paisley, animal, Harlequin or abstract.”
“A beautiful Sherpa fur vest will finish with an exclamation mark any cold weather outfit—be it casual or dressy. It offers stunning and functional style with the benefit of arms-free movement,” said DiSera.
“Two great looks are the updated blazer and the military coat. Blazers are one of my favorites because you can be casual and yet look sophisticated at the same time,” said Brenda Biljanic of BBs.
“Jeans and a tee shirt topped off with a cool jacket is classic! We love DD Ranchwear and their Frontier coat featuring a hunting chic look complete
with a removable fur collar and plaid lining,” said Biljanic.
All Wrapped Up—Season of the Scarf When we asked our local fashionistas about their favorite winter accessories, there was definitely a dominant theme—scarves, scarves and more scarves.
“Scarves just keep getting stronger as a fashion accessory! We love the amazing hooded scarf that is a big cashmere wrap and a cozy fur trimmed hat all in one,” said Biljanic.
“My favorite accessory this year are our gloves and matching scarves made by Aventures des Toiles and lined with micro fleece,” said Black.
Emma remarks, “Speak in Colors! Try a variety of pashminas and scarves, dramatic textures and designs for a finely polished flair.”
“My favorite accessory is a scarf—I love that an outfit can be pulled together so easily with one item and a level of sophistication is always added with different knots that you can tie them in,” said Phillips.
“A scarf is always an easy way to dress up an outfit and keep you warm! We always have at least 50 different scarf options at the store,” said Isleib.
So this season, bundle up and discover Park City’s striking array of fashion finds.
BBs: Brenda Biljanic | Bella Forte Boutique: Gina DiSera
Flight Boutique: Blair Isleib, Kristen Moss | Hilda: Mary Black
Mary Jane’s: Lori Harris | Panache: Kathy Crosson
VIDA: Luz Emma Holmes | Whimsy: Carol Phillips