Hitting the slopes this winter? Thankfully, skiwear has moved on from the brightly coloured shell suits of the 90s and evolved into a market with brands dedicated to the sport, as well as websites offering more choice than ever – check out the ski studio at Matchesfashion.com. The high-street has also started producing stylish, premium-quality skiwear. Topshop was one of the first – we love its colourful, fun and remarkably well-priced ‘SNO’ range.
Even if you’re not a skier, looking the part is half the fun, especially with so many amazing pieces to choose from. Packing light is never really an option for a ski holiday but, whether you’re there for the slopes or the après-ski, there are a few essentials to add to your suitcase. Layering is the key to a chic daytime look. Stock up on base layers in fun patterns in case you need to take off your jacket once you really get going. One-piece ski suits look super-cute, but they just aren’t practical. Instead, opt for stylish ski trousers with a complementary jacket (they don’t need to be matching). A faux-fur jacket will not only keep you warm, but it will also dress up your post-ski look. And don’t forget your accessories. Invest in a pair of cool snow boots, such as moon boots or something sleeker, and headwear is a must-have – logo beanies are a big trend this season. Finally, unless you plan to fly down off-piste paths, polarized sunnies can take the place of ski goggles, and make a much chicer transition from skiing to socialising.