One of the best things about a skiing holiday – aside from whizzing down mountains and exploring off-piste terrain – is the après ski activities and facilities available at many top resorts. From cosying up in a rustic bar to hitting one of the snow-covered nightclubs, there are plenty of ways to pass the time when you’re not on the slopes, so here’s how to look the part when you’ve finally slipped off your boots and are ready for some relaxation.
Dress to impress:
Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to wear unflattering knits, styles and cuts. In fact, there are many ways to keep warm whilst flaunting your figure, so how about teaming a body hugging jumper dress with tights, fur-lined boots and a chunky scarf for an: ‘I’ve-just-enjoyed-a-glamourous-stroll-through-the-mountains-how-about-you?’ type of vibe!
Similarly, onesies are bang on trend for 2015/2016, so whether you fancy slipping into a retro 80s ski suit or a sleek and sexy long john-style onesie, you’re sure to rock après ski glamour perfectly. What’s more, while the retro suit would look great with a pair of high-quality snow boots and an insulated Superdry coat, for when you head back outside, soft-knit onesies will work well with shaggy, faux fur boots and an oversized jumper.
Embrace bright colours
What better way to stand out from the crowd and make a statement than by embracing bright, bold colours – think burnt orange, lime green, vibrant reds, fluorescent yellows or pretty pinks? Fiery florals are also on trend with embroidery being a key feature of many ski jackets, so keep your eyes peeled for something a little unusual and let your style speak for itself.
If colour clashes and vibrant combos don’t really do it for you, colour blocking might be more up your street. For instance, combining a grey pair of leggings with a bright purple jumper and matching purple boots would look fantastic or perhaps don some leather ski pants and a black t-shirt – all brightened up with a colourful cardigan, jacket or ski coat.
Look for statement pieces
When it comes to skiing fashion, statement pieces are a must especially if you’re heading to one of the more upmarket, fashionable ski resorts where looking good is everything. Sure, you could spend your whole holiday in salopettes and braces but there’s really no need when there are other glamorous items to be worn. The après skirt, for instance, has been in fashion for a while now and is not only insulating but wonderfully fashionable too – especially when combined with leggings and a nice polo neck and gilet.
Snow doesn’t necessarily mean wearing trousers anymore and neither does it mean knitted gloves, which are likely to become wet and uncomfortable. In fact, heated leather gloves are widely available these days meaning that no matter how cold it is outside, your hands will stay nice and toasty. They’re chic, feminine and a real talking point, which is always a bonus if you’re looking to spark a conversation at the bar.
There are many ways to look the part during après ski, but follow the above tips and you’ll be onto a winner.