Article by: Sutton Reekes
From the Kardashian-Jenner family to Bella Hadid and Sophie Turner, ski trips have been all the recent rage. Even if you aren’t the biggest skier out there, who can pass up an opportunity to don their best ski-wear while sitting by the fire drinking hot chocolate? But, maximizing your outfit choices while trying to downsize your luggage certainly doesn’t go together. And with so many layers needed to stay even semi-warm on the course, sometimes dressing for the snow can feel like a major downer for you and your Instagram picture. No matter if you’re planning to hit the slopes or the social media stories on your trip this year, here are the must-have items of the season that will keep you cozy and camera-ready!
- Start with Neutral Basics
-Regardless of where the location is or what the weather is like during your trip, you will need varying basics. Whether you choose to layer up or not, sticking to neutral colors for your base is the best bet.
-Basic colors allow for mixing, matching, and creating various ski-chic outfits without having to buy multiple pairs of each item. Consider black, white, gray or even the most notable ski colors like navy blue or red for your base!
-Some basics you absolutely need include an outdoor ski bib. It goes with everything, keeps the cold out, and with the suspenders, you don’t have to worry about anything moving while shredding the snow. We love this one from Dick’s Sporting Goods for only $34, win-win right?
And the puffer jacket trend isn’t just for street style. With this sleek Bogner Fire and Ice Jacket, it’s easy staying stylish and warm on the slopes and at the cabin.
Outdoor Gear Women’s Peak Bibs $34.99 to $44.99
Bogner Fire and Ice Sassy Down Ski Jacket $498
- Style Up Your Sweaters
-Sweaters are multifunctional. Not only great layering pieces to lessen the wind but they also make stylish additions to your outfits.
-Whether you wear them on the slopes or in the chalet, chunky-knits can put together a totally chic slope-style look. Throw on one of these trendy sweaters, your new ski-bib or even swap for some jeans, and you’re one snap away from curating the perfect Instagram feed.
-Sticking with neutral-toned sweaters allows you to mix and match different layers underneath your gear, and with your cabin clothes. A variety of luxurious mid-layers also help provide a fun, new aesthetic to each day of the trip.
Be sure to check out one of the biggest trends this winter, the SKI sweater!
Ellsworth and Ivey Red Block SKI Sweater $128
MC2 SAINT BARTH Apres Ski Sweater $144
- Get a Sleek Ski Suit
-While she was technically a princess, Lady Diana was a queen when it came to fashion. Known for her legacy of sleek sophistication, Princess Diana was also known for her eye-catching slope wear. Lady Di consistently styled a ski suit in fashion-forward colors including cranberry, turquoise and even a detailed black stitched suit.
-Not only are ski suits simple, but they also provide all the warmth, style, and necessity needed for the day with a lot less hassle.
-While ski suits may seem like an overt nod to the ’80s, with this Perfect Moment Knitted Ski Suit, you can combine the classic ski look with a modern twist. Not only that, by sticking to your color palette, a ski suit is not only do-able but incredibly fashionable. Cue all the major heart eyes!
Perfect Moment Knitted Ski Suit $557
Cordova Two-Tone Belted Ski Jumpsuit $1090
- Brighten Up the Slopes with Boots
-Whether you’re stopping for hot cocoa or it’s time to hit the cozy cabin and all the aprés-ski action, let’s talk about our next slope-style fashion necessity: boots!
-Slough off those chunky ski boots and slide into something warmer, possibly furry and definitely stylish with these perfect after-ski boots. With these picks, you can catch up with your friends, enjoy the extra comfort, and stay trendy by the fire.
-Moon boots have been all the rage recently, with almost every influencer rocking the boots on Instagram. With their aesthetic exterior and comfortable interior, Moon boots are the perfect in-between for anything the night throws you. Yet, if after a long day in ski boots you’re seeking solace in a plush, yet sophisticated fur boot, spice up the classic UGG boot with the UGG Mini II.
Moon Boot $125
- Aprés-Worthy Accessories
-Last but certainly not least — accessories. Accessories are pretty much the reason we all agreed to the ski trip in the first place, right?
-Earmuffs, beanies, goggles and gloves all add pops of color and are effortless ways to change up your ski outfit. By purchasing various colors and designs you can match a new aesthetic accessory to each day of the trip, and for each Instagram pic on your feed.
UGG All Over Faux Fur Mittens $65
Montec Scope Large Ski Goggles White with White Rose $129
Cosetta Faux Fur Earmuffs $38 (On sale for $29.95)
Perfect Moment Jacquard Logo Knit Beanie $159
This winter, no matter if you channel Princess Diana or Kendall Jenner while on the slopes, use these outfit ideas as inspiration to express yourself. Who knows, you might even enjoy styling the extra layers and turn into a yearly skier! #LAFMApproved #SkiStyle #SlopeStyle