how to look stylish on a skiing holiday
Just booked a ski holiday for the new year? While there’s still some time to go until the Christmas break, we’re already in search of the best outfits to sport while hitting the slopes or spending the winter holidays secluded in a chalet. If you can expect the temperature to drop at high altitude, it doesn’t mean that you have to lower your style habits down a notch.
Finding the coolest pieces can be tricky when ski wares can sometimes be similar to old fashioned salopettes and ugly thermal layering that have the appeal of an overheated penguin. Even if snow sports aren’t your thing, drinking a hot chocolate in a mountain-top chalet and joining your friends at après ski for glühwein isn’t to be missed. Here are a few outfit ideas to brave the cold and enjoy the snow while it lasts.
If you’re a 8-to-4 slope addict and only stop skiing when the sun goes down, you're in need of performance pieces that will follow you on your adventure and still look flawless at the end of the day. Choose your ski wares in high quality fabrics and chic neutral colours that you won’t get bored of after one season. Flared trousers are great if you don’t want to struggle with your ski boots in the morning and to keep undesirable snow out. Cinch your jacket at the waist for extra structure and layer over a retro-inspired sweater hiding the very necessary thermal. Make sure to wear good gripping boots to avoid slipping on ice on your way to après ski!
If you’re not an adrenaline junkie and prefer enjoying the landscape by foot, a warm and comfortable look will see you go from a lunch on a terrace to a walk in the woodland. Wear thick wool trousers and a relaxed shirt underneath a shearling jacket that will keep you cosy and stylish when you’re meeting your friends for a drink down the slopes. As long as your feet and hands are protected with snug accessories, you'll leave the warmth of your hotel room even on the coldest of days.
Snuggling in front of a chimney fire with a book and a hot chocolate is also a big part of our winter holidays. To inject a shot of chic in your pajama routine, style ribbed cashmere track pants with a soft bamboo tee in neutral colours to lounge on the couch while looking at a snow storm outside the window. If it gets a bit chilly, layer a chunky fair isle jumper to keep in line with the mountain atmosphere. Slide in a pair of slippers with some long socks if you’re planning to go visit the hotel spa.
Going out at night when approaching subzero temperatures is a real mission and can turn an effortless outfit into a lazy look. To stay elegant even in the snow, layering cosy knits is the on-trend solution to spend a warming dinner with your friends and avoid catching a cold while getting to the restaurant. Add a long hooded coat with fur details to protect your outfit from the freezing weather and pair with shearling-lined suede boots with block heels for extra comfort. Gold earrings will bring a touch of sparkle to the monochromatic look.