Fashionistas don’t leave their desire to look put-together behind when zipping down the slopes. And if you’re visiting a luxury resort in somewhere like Colorado or the Alps, sometimes the trip becomes as much about the clothing as the skiing. Ski resort fashion goes beyond coats and gloves; you can’t forget about clothing for the lodge and beyond, when you’ll want to get out of those awkward and uncomfortable boots and into some comfortable but fashionable apres-ski wear. Here are some of this winter’s trends for all of your ski resort needs.
Layers are an extremely practical way to stay warm on the slopes and go from daytime to evening or outdoors to indoors. In addition, they are one of this winter’s trends for apres-ski wear. Layer a preppy V-neck sweater over a tank top or a graphic tee over a solid-colored long-sleeved t-shirt. Mix and match colors and patterns. Layering is easy and versatile.
When you’re surrounded by white, you’ll want to add some color to the winter landscape, and on the slopes this year, the neon of the ’80s is definitely back! Try a solid neon green, blue, yellow, pink or orange ski jacket, like the one sported by What’s Whistler Wearing co-founder Kate here. If you’re less bold, add just a pop of color with a bright hat or scarf. Or try bright stripes or polka dots.
Given the combination of warmth and high-glamour style, it’s no surprise that fur is hot at ski resorts. Remember that faux-fur can be kind to both the animal kingdom and your wallet. Fur-lining is showing up everywhere from earmuffs to coats to boots in colors like beige, red, and grey. Here are some fur-trimmed ski pieces that will take you from the chair lifts to the swanky lodge bars in style.
Feminine Silouettes, Fabrics and Details
Traditional ski-wear is boxy and bulky. This winter’s snow fashions leave that behind, with coats designed to fit a woman’s contours and feminine details on hats, scraves, and accessories. Women’s ski jackets are also starting to look more like those you’d find away from the slopes, with details like pea-coat style buttons. Finally, women’s snowpants more resemble fashionable denim or tweed street pants. These new styles of ski-wear are fashionable but still functional enough to keep you warm and dry. Versatile looks like these will take you easily from slopes to lodge to town.