Stylish on the slopes
Jan 11 2010 by Liz Lamb, The Journal
Hitting the slopes this month? Then you'll need some fantastic outerwear to be seen in that won't break the bank. Liz Lamb brings you some of the best.
BABY, it’s cold outside and whether you are going to hit the slopes in the UK or abroad this season you’ll need to wrap up warm.
High street chains have become savvy when it comes to outerwear – producing ski wear that will look stylish as well as stave off the chills.
For those who are still feeling the pinch after Christmas they offer a more affordable alternative to designer and high-end sportswear brands.
Topshop has reintroduced it’s Sno range which will see any skier through their holiday or weekend break.
The collection features essentials such as thermal underwear and you can pick up long johns with matching vests in pink or grey.
Other must-have pieces to keep you warm include snowjoggers, beanie hats, printed socks, padded gloves and snoods.
There are also a host of fashionable options for when you hit the slopes. Combining bright graphic prints with high-tech functionality, the pieces offer all-weather protection and have features such as iPod pockets and fleece lining.
There are bright foil leggings in shocking pink, graphic print ski jackets and board trousers. There is even a padded all-in-one suit that is reminiscent of Prada.
It’s not just about looking good on the slopes though – dressing well for après ski drinks is essential.
The Sno collection offers knitted leggings, biker boots, denim jackets and coy gilets and a host of separates as layering is essential for venturing out in the cold and hitting the bars.
Another high street retailer which offers affordable ski wear is TK Maxx.
They have pieces for all the family including ski jackets in a variety of colours, starting from £30. There are also padded trousers, gilets, faux fur hats, mittens and sunglasses at reasonable prices from a host of different brands.
Adidas by Stella McCartney also has a ski collection which features performance jackets and matching pants. They are in a higher price bracket but are still cheaper than designer labels.
Look out for Stella’s stretch ski jacket with ribbed funnel neck collar which can work on or off-piste.
Other pieces include performance tops and jackets in shocking pink and zebra-print performance tights.
With so much ski wear on offer there’s no excuse for not looking stylish on the slopes.