Earth Tones and a Mix of Materials are the Most Elegant way to Greet the Sun-Kissed Season

Connor Childers | June 19, 2019 | Style & Beauty


Coat, $5,700, knit bra, $1,250, knit crop top, $1,900, jumpsuit with straps, $1,900, and long skirt in silk taffeta, $16,500, all at Dior.


Cloque long ball dress, $1,800, by Simone Rocha at Nordstrom, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver; knit bra, $1,250, at Dior; Bradley heel, $1,190, by Gabriela Hearst, similar styles at Forty Five Ten; headwrap, stylist’s own.


Drea silk shirt dress, $1,095, at; top, $2,595, and shorts, $5,500, both at robertocavalli.‌com; silk headwrap, $290, at


Perforated leather jacket, $6,500, and belt bag with utility pockets, $1,490, both at Fendi; silk headwrap, $290, at


One-shoulder knit top, $219, by Haight, similar styles at Intermix; skirt, $2,950, and belt, $995, both at Valentino; Luna flatform sandal, $850, by Michael Kors Collection at Michael Kors, Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver; headwrap, stylist’s own.

Valley of Fire State Park is a public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres. It’s a nine-hour drive from Aspen. The park’s name comes from red Aztec sandstone formations that formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park, often appear as though they’re on fire due to the reflection of the sun’s rays. It is Nevada’s oldest state park and was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968. Special thanks to;


Photography by: Dennis Golonka | Styled by James Aguiar | shot on location at Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, Nev. | Makeup by Deanna Melluso at See Management using Bobbi Brown | Model: Francine James, Supreme Management