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Haute Alpine Couture: Secrets to summer concert fashion

French Sailor Stripe Knit Dress ($395; Nina Mclemore).
David Spagnolo | Special to the Daily |

Summer’s outdoor soirees are the perfect opportunity to show off sun-kissed skin in elegant, alfresco fashions. Vail’s summer concert lineup brings date night to a whole new fashion level, one that doesn’t require overthinking and will give you that certain alpine je ne sais quoi.

Dress to impress

Don’t let the degage of summer fashion deter you from dressing up on Bravo! Vail nights. Be the couture-envy of the season and slip into a summer-inspired dress to show off your healthy glow.



The ultra-sophisticated, black and white striped French Sailor Stripe Knit Dress ($395; Nina Mclemore) puts the cool, confident chic back into fashionista.

The breezy SFIZIO floral dress ($337; Blitz Boutique) fuses a coquettish, feminine look with a modern silhouette, perfect for a warm summer night at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater.



Equally as feminine, but with an understated, sensual appeal, the Black Halo Coral Floral Dress ($422, Blitz Boutique) will give your bronzed skin a glowing report.

Polished separates

Sky-high temps during the late afternoons and early evenings may conjure up images of wife-beater tanks and sweating lemonade glasses, but those soaring thermal readings don’t mean you have to dress down for a night out.



Keep cool, but look recherche, in polished separates such as the 4-ply Silk Sophia Dress ($695; Nina Mclemore) in champagne. Add a dash of color to your ensemble and wear the Lurex Abstract Suzan Alpine Jacket ($795; Nina Mclemore) over your shoulders.

If the evening takes a chilly turn, swap your easy-to-covet style with the Linen Shirt Tunic ($495; Nina Mclemore) in blue and a pair of Low Rise Skinny Jeans ($295; Nina Mclemore) in optic white. Bring a pop to the look with the red Classic Ostrich Purse ($695; Nina Mclemore).

Take the evening down a notch and pair the Hoss Intropia Suede Dress ($380; Perch Vail) in khaki with the Alma charcoal scarf from Rag & Bone ($250, Perch Vail). Accessorize even further with the Moyna Navajo print clutch ($205, Perch Vail) and show off tanned legs in a pair of nude Joie Nia Heels ($295, Perch Vail).

Classic casual

While being inspired by the New York Philharmonic’s moving masterworks, cozy up on the lawn with a blanket and your beau, as you both master an alpine chic and offbeat style.

Go from day to evening in the navy See by Chloe pullover sweater ($375; Perch), khaki Maison Scotch Chino Shorts ($95, Perch) and tan Elyse Walker Nubuck Espadrilles ($395; Perch).

Complement your outfit and dress your suitor in the colorful Faherty Ventura Shirt ($165; Grey Salt), indigo-washed Faherty Railroad Stripe Shorts ($118; Grey Salt) and Red Wing Weekender Oxford ($220; Grey Salt).

If he’s not a shorts kind of guy, outfit your main squeeze in the navy Rag & Bone Standard Issue Polo ($125; Grey Salt) and Hudson Blake Skim Straight pants ($198; Grey Salt), and top off his look with a pair of Vince Sport Suede Sneakers ($295; Grey Salt).

With an eye for uncovering the most sought-after trends, Jennifer Geisman fuses her expertise in public relations and the beauty and fashion worlds to deliver quintessentially modern hot spots, styles and trends each month in Haute Alpine Couture. Send comments about this article to kdriscoll@vaildaily.com.


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