Whether it’s a week-long vacation or a weekend getaway, you’re bound to pack a lot of ski gear and, of course, après-ski clothing. From bulky ski boots to bulky outerwear, hard-to-pack helmets, and your actual gear (skis, poles, and snowboards!), the list is too many to list. After carefully manipulating (stuffing) your suitcases and luggage with these sporting essentials, there may not be much room for the most important items—the gear and outerwear for those all-important après-ski wear. Even if you don’t plan on skiing at all, you can still create this look by following these three easy steps.
STEP 1: DOUBLE THE SKI SWEATER
First, a stylish ski sweater will do the trick, it can be worn in the morning Put on layers of clothing for a few laps, then undress in the afternoon for a few fireside mulled toddys. Save space by packing a sweater that does double duty on and off the slopes. A sunny day in the American West is perfectly paired with a vintage-inspired pullover. Meanwhile, a Fair Isle turtleneck can help beat Vermont’s chilly winds. The argyle patterned sweater from the Dolomites and Alps is perfect for at home. No après is complete without an apron, and they look layered under bibs or bib ski pants. No matter which resort you’re in, all of them are perfect for lounging at the inn or cabin or grabbing your coat for some shopping in the village.
Perfect Moment Chopper Turtleneck sweater
Polo Ralph Lauren Logo Turtleneck
Banana Republic Skyfair Sweater
Image courtesy of Perfect Moment
Step 2: Slopeside Overalls and Ski Pants
The second step is to choose the right bottoms. While leggings work well with a sporty look under a sweater, proper thermal pants made for the snow will keep your legs and body extra warm for any winter activity, whether it’s snowshoeing, walking, at the resort Go shopping, hang out at a resort, or kill the time at an après-ski hotspot. Many styles resemble leggings, such as Moncler’s stirrup ski pants. We recommend bib overalls, which have a similar fit to flared pants and have all the essential technical details of a proper snow pants. Whether you wear the overall straps up or down, they’re sure to look chic with one of the above ski sweaters.
Moncler Grenoble Tech Twill Stirrup Ski Pants
Erin Snow Kris Stripe Bootcut Ski Pants
Goldbergh Pippa Ski Pants
Jetset Tiby Flared Ski Pants
Photo courtesy of Khaite
STEP 3: Alpine Accessories
Last but not least, Top off your skis with mountain-ready accessories. Keep your head and ears warm with a retro-inspired pompom hat or ear warmer headband. What better way to hold a hot beverage than with a pair of faux fur-trimmed mittens?
FP Movement Show Off Mittens
Max Mara Pom Pom Beanie
Ruslan Baginskiy Wool Blend Hat
Max Mara Camel Hair Silk Ear Muff
No ski boots, it’s snow Boots
Ski boots are notoriously bulky, uncomfortable and generally not allowed in restaurants. Whether you’re a skier or a non-skier, you need a durable and waterproof pair of shoes for going up and down hills. Trust us, after a long day on the mountain, you’ll look forward to wearing one of these stylish yet functional pairs.
Ugg Neumel Platform Chelsea Boot
63910559059192862Loro Piana Ben Nevis Genuine Shearling Boots
43769801098557285 Moon Boot Low Padded Nylon Snow Boots
43769801098517399 Diemme Balbi Wool Lined Suede Boots
1647597289110572Bally Chambery Boots