How to Look ‘Cool’ on the Slopes

Let’s face it; the slopes have become as much of a catwalk as the runways themselves. Off the ski lift and onto the snow, I all too often catch myself eying up the fashion on offer instead of paying attention to the plummeting slope before me. When you’re practically bubble-wrapped in layers, it’s hard not to feel like a giant oversized blob. While temperatures of -20 degrees warrant the über padded ski jacket, salopettes, and 10-under-layers combo, spring skiing means we can ditch the bulky silhouettes and opt for something more snow stylish. Keep reading for of the coolest ski pieces for this season.

Stars and Stripes

Put a twist on classic colours by injecting fun standout prints. Perfect Moment is the absolute go-to for unusual skiwear: although on the pricier side, the pieces will last a lifetime. Pair some classic navy salopettes (we’ve chosen the FUSALP pants for their slim fit) with a white thermal and layer on a polo. The best part about spring skiing (or any skiing for that matter): the après ski. When the weather is slightly warmer, you need your under layers to look as good as your outer; after all, you’ll no doubt be stripping off after your third, or forth…or fifth (we’re not judging) alcoholic beverage. Pack some metallic shades to finish the look.

Stars and Stripes

GANT Rugger Short-Sleeved Varsity Polo Shirt – £45

Quay Australia BROOKLYN – £29

FUSALP Perrine ski pants – £420

PERFECT MOMENT White Star Mini Duvet II Jacket – £ 280

 

Keep it Cool

 Never underestimate the slope style power of white. Sophisticated and chic, invest in some bright white salopettes if full-on colour is too much of a step. Sweaty Betty is killing it right now in terms of skiwear, and at these prices you can afford to be matching in coordinated pants, jumper, and headband. Give the outfit a pop of colour with some metallic blue sunglasses for a seriously ‘cold as ice’ edge.

White & Black & Blue (1)

LACROIX LX Initial leather ski mittens – £160

Sweaty Betty Astro Softshell Ski Pants – £137.00

Sweaty Betty Mountain Top Seamless Ski Base Layer – £42.00

Sweaty Betty Freestyle Knitted Ski Head Band – £24.00

Quay Australia MY GIRL – £35

 

Retro Prints

Seventies vibes are everywhere for this snow season. Make a statement in flared salopettes and a geo print thermal. Hit the vintage shops to pick up a bargain, but if that fails Sweaty Betty has the perfect alternative. Snow boots are an essential for any seasonaire so combine style with practicality and invest in a pair like these moon boots. Again metallic mirrored lenses are the ultimate way to inject some colour, but they also serve as serious eye protection. This headgear is worth splashing out on.

Geo Print and Flares

ADIDAS BY STELLA MCCARTNEY Flared-leg ski trousers – £240

Sweaty Betty Jardin Seamless Long Sleeve Top – £60.00

POC FOVEA Ski goggles merithane green – £134.99

Moon Boot Shell-piqué and faux leather ski boots – £105

 

If you’re reading this it’s probably because you’re hitting the slopes in the very near future. We are jealous. If you are, ski (or snowboard) safe and stay stylish.

 

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