Well its that time of year again….the snow has fallen (finally!), the pistes are groomed and the ‘vin chaud’ is waiting! Yes, its ski season!!
To all the avid skiers out there, a magical time of year, to non-snow warriors I apologise now! I cannot wait to get into my ski boots and feel the wind in my hair racing down the slopes! Sitting back in a deck chair cocooned in a fleece blanket, or fur if i’m lucky, with my face gently tanning in the mountain rays. Pure indulgence!
The conditions may be great and you’re with your favourite friends but you absolutely must make sure that you have all the gear!!
To me, looking good on the slopes is tré important. You want to shine when you are traversing the Milky Way! Its all about the outfit on and off piste! Selection is key, take separates that you can team up to make several different ski outfits. Even if just the accessories, think outside the box. Don’t think that you’re sitting on a chair lift, imagine you are lunching outside Scotts in Mayfair – look the part! From sunglasses to gloves, attention to detail is key!
Try adding a silk neck scarf instead of a bulky fleece snood, quite often this will be warm enough and much more chic when you sit down to lunch and start snapping your album of snow selfies!
A few of my fav picks for this season are here…i’ve added links to lead you straight to the site ready to buy! (handy, I know!)
This gorgeous fitted ski jacket is the perfect staple for your snow wardrobe. Add a splash of colour if you want by choosing some bright coloured goggles or a warming neck-a-chief. Available from Winter National and priced at £629.Another great piece for the slopes. You will stand out in this luxury cropped bomber. With Sofileta insulation and membranes, this jacket will keep you warm but light enough to enhance performance. Check out Winter National to buy now!
These pants are on my own must have list! I have ordered a pair for my upcoming winter holiday! I cannot wait to receive them! Sophisticated and stylish with the stirrup, these trousers will keep you warm and streamlined! Just perfect. Again available from my favourite designer ski wear store…. Winter National. Also available in sand.
Another chic style. You cannot go wrong with the bootleg pant. Creating a great shape and elongating the leg. The Hilla ski pant will go with every kind of jacket. 4 way stretch fabric to give comfort, slimline pockets and self coloured belt to really nip in your waist. You’ve guessed it, available from Winter National.
Each piece of ski wear mentioned will also look great when walking in town or when you are in Aprés ski mode! Now all you need to do is accessorise….
These accessories will really complete your outfit on the piste. Stock up before you go!
Brighten that pout with a Tom Ford lipstick.
Smoke Red £38, Selfridges
Splash out on some cool slope worthy sunnies! These will not be too kind to the pocket but boy will you look cool!
Linda farrow £680, Net-A-Porter
I hope that I’ve inspired another years ski season wardrobe for you. If you need any extra ‘piste-side’ tips just drop me a message on twitter or Instagram, you know where I am…. @Kelly_Simpkin
Enjoy the mountains and ski safe!
So long for now snow bunnies!