By Kate Cheng
If you’re tackling ski skin care, chances are you’ll want to look on point on – and off - the slopes too. So if you’re off to Switzerland, France, or Austria, Travelle has a few pointers on scoring some serious sartorial kudos. Whether or not you feel like getting on that ski lift and showing-off hurtling down yet another black run, there are plenty of cute pieces that will make sure you’re undoubtedly leading the fashion race.
Style meets practicality in the KJUS Formula DLX shell ski jacket. Crafted with a Dermizax EV coating for impenetrability against the elements, in understated dark blue, this sleek outer layer will cut a streamlined silhouette against the snowy peaks. We can’t beat its compact elements: internal and external zipped pockets ensure all essentials (selfie stick, we’re talking to you) are stowed away safely, while a detachable jersey neckgaiter and cuff linings ensure you’re cocooned and insulated in the freezing temps. If you’re looking for a more striking, city vibe, however, Fusalp’s Bonneval leather-trimmed shell ski jacket marries the chicness of your go-to biker with the warmth and protection of a ski jacket. Both transition equally seamlessly from slopes to après-ski before you can say off-piste!
Any seasoned skier (or anyone who has experienced poor indoor heating, frankly) will know that the secret to keeping warm is layers – lots of them. Pulling on a pair of thick leggings underneath your ski trousers is a sure-fire way to stay toasty all the way from early mornings to after hours. We love Fendi’s Stretch-scuba jersey ski leggings, which hook over heels for added grip and stability. The slight stretch keeps the fit snug, rather than tightly pinching, and they’re cut at a comfortable – and super flattering – mid-rise waist. Take them for a night out by pairing with a sparkly tank and cropped jacket.
Skis are an incredibly personal choice – after all, they carry you down the slopes, and are practically your partners in crime. That’s why these Volant pure silver skis from Luisa Viaroma make the perfect companions: their rocker profile offers superior float and easier turn initiation, the platinum stainless steel means durability, and carbon sidewalls and inlays lend an agile, lighter edge. Turn up the luxe with their sophisticated silver finish – you’ll literally dazzle as they glint through the powdery snow.
Fendi leads the pack again with these attention-grabbing white and neon-yellow panelled ski trousers. With a high-rise fit and additional padding at the back of the waistband, comfort is a given; no awkward tugging and pulling here! Slim straight legs extend their sleek silhouette, while the inner-leg inserts and rainproof fabric keep you dry and toasty all day long.
After a day out in the snow, aching feet need a little TLC. Burberry’s Windmere Buckled Leather and Shearling Boots offer on-trend warmth for tired muscles. We love how cosy these boots are: the duck and shearling upper and high – top style protect ankles and toes, as does the shearling lining, while the padded insole ensures support for sore arches. Textures and fabrics keep things visually interesting, too: the lace-up front, buckles, and check details make for plenty of conversation starters while you’re in line for hot chocolate.