It can be intimidating when packing the necessary gear for the windy and wintery slopes. From bulky puffers to thermal long johns, skiing requires a myriad of layers that pose a serious challenge. Not to mention, because of the sheer magnitude of a skiing outfit, it can also be easy to settle with unflattering and bulky clothes (yikes!) that don’t exactly scream fashion-forward. The truth is, skiing attire can be incredibly chic. I mean, think Princess Diana’s iconic looks in the ’80s (swoon). And if that wasn’t validation enough, ski clothes last for several years so it’s important to invest in the gear you actually look forward to wearing.
The key to packing wisely for a ski trip? Buy items that transition well from the day to night. This is especially the case with ski sweaters and thermal base layers, which double perfectly for meals or back at the lodge for a hot drink. That way, you also have enough room in your suitcase for the most important (and fun) part of the ski trip– après ski.
The base layer is the most important for keeping you warm throughout the whole day – from onesies to thermal pieces, the base layer is your statement piece that for on and off the slopes.
A stylish ski sweater is the most versatile ski trip piece. Whether out on the slopes, eating lunch at an alpine restaurant, or back at the hotel, the one thing you won’t regret in your suitcase is a few cozy ski sweaters.
AA skii puffer is a great opportunity to throw in a splash of print or a color. Whereas we might normally avoid a metallic, animal-print, or bright red winter coat, we love to experiment on the slopes.
You can never go wrong with a classic black or white ski pant, however why play it safe? Opt for a bright solid color or a printed pant that compliments your puffer but also makes a statement on the slopes.
Ski accessories are key to completing an alpine look. I opt for a pair of reflective goggles, black leather gloves, and a cute beanie to wear at meals and in between runs.
Whether you’re taking a half-day or need to unwind back at the lodge, these items are perfect for relaxing by the fire with a nice glass of wine.