Phoenix is a beautiful mix of Southwestern roots and conservative tastes. Equal parts passion for art as well as for outdoor adventure, the people of Phoenix are a well-rounded bunch who are as comfortable sipping wine at an art auction as they are hiking the trails.
So, come prepared to slip off your loafers and put on a pair of golf shoes or hiking boots, and don't forget your sun hat to protect yourself from the strong rays of the desert sun.
We wanted a dash of Southwestern flair as well as an appreciation of art while still remaining fairly conservative with this outfit for strolling around the many towns that make up the Phoenix Metro. We got lost in Tory Burch's Scottsdale boutique with so many great finds for the famously put-together Scottsdale woman. Tory's inspiring collection gave us the base of our outfit, the bold Stretch Wool & Silk Pant, available for $118.50.
We choose a minimalist shoe that's easy to slip on and off, but we love the wood grain heel of the Raya Mule also from Tory Burch for $350. Another great find celebrates the Pueblo Indian culture, the Kachina Doll Applique Bucket Bag for $850.
We chose subdued jewelry with a slight Southwestern feel in the matching Arrowhead Metal Drop Earrings for $122.50 and the Arrowhead Metal Pendant Necklace for $262.50.
The sun's rays are a little stronger in the Southwestern desert. So, we added a fun but functional Wide Brim Hat from Tory for $122.50.
A breezy Mae & Pearl Sleeveless Hooded Poncho completes the outfit reminding us to strive to be "Better Than Expected."
We noticed Phoenix guys tend to be a bit more casual than their female counterparts. So, we suggest Match Play Vented Shorts by Under Armour from GolfSmith for $69.99.
You'll find the Northland Camp Mocs for $175 take you easily from one outing to the other and look great with the coordinating Depew Ave Casual Belt for $88, both from Allen Edmonds.
Our Mae & Pearl Spotshield 50/50 Sports Shirt from Jerzees with keep you cool and remind you to "See the Good" for only $13.
Finally, protect your melon with the classic Bailey Casual Straw Fedora from Heritage Hats for $55.