Heading off to the ski slopes sometime soon? Are you wondering how to be a chic and stylish skier? The truth is, ski slope fashion is tough to get right. There I’ve said it. The ski suits are puffy, the boots clumpy and as for how the cold affects your skin and hair - eugh. Ask any celebrity who hits the mountains each year for a skiing trip, and the chances are they’ll tell you they don’t actually ski. Instead, they practice meditation, go for toboggan rides and spend their time in the famous apres bars.
That being said if you do decide to brave the cold weather and unfortunate outfits there are a few things that you can do to ensure you look good. Well, as good as possible considering you’re flying down a snowy hill at goodness knows how many miles per hour. Here are a few style secrets for ski slope fashion from the pros, take them on board and you can ensure that on and off the slopes you look great.
Opt for a simple colour scheme
To look chic, stick to a simple colour scheme. Ideally, a monochrome scheme is best, as it’s easy to pair accessories with and tends to be flattering on all body types. If you fancy adding a bit of colour to your look, opt for a black top and bright, bold bottoms. For a range of beautifully bright and bold ski pants, check out the S'No Queen website and have a browse. Avoid wearing a onesie ski suit at all costs, as these went out in the eighties. Unless, of course, you can find a suit that’s stylish and not too puffy.
What’s cosier than a woollen jumper? Nothing, that’s what, which is what makes knitwear perfect for skiing trips. Okay, you might not be able to wear it on the slopes, but knitwear is still essential. Just make sure not to opt for knitwear that’s too thick, else you’ll struggle to fit it under your jacket.
Faux fur is a must
Be it a jacket, hat or scarf, faux fur is the ultimate cold weather accessory. It looks stylish and is incredibly warm and cosy, so is perfect for sporting on the mountains. While you might not feel like you can pull off a fur jacket at home, in the snow fur is the ultimate style statement. So if you don’t already have a few faux fur pieces, I suggest you go out and get some for your trip. The good news is that most high street stores have a range of faux fur pieces available, so you should be able to find something perfect.
Don’t forget accessories
What’s ski slope fashion without the sunglasses? Whatever you do, when you’re packing for your skiing trip, don’t forget your accessories. No matter what clothing you’ve packed, without your accessories, your outfits will lack style. So make sure that you have a couple of pairs of sunglasses, a bobble hat and a couple of scarfs to switch between. On the slopes or off the slopes, if you want to look stylish, accessories are essential.
So there you have it, all the best tips for skiing in style.