23 July 2014
Taking to the slopes can be a daunting enough experience before you even start to think about what to wear! Packing for cooler climates is slightly more challenging than packing for a week in the sun as winter items tend to be heavier and more bulky, meaning it can be difficult to fit everything into one suitcase.
For the ultimate in ski chic, read our essential style guide which includes handy style tips to keep you looking hot in the cold!
This probably goes without saying, but when skiing it is best to pack lots of appropriate footwear. Luckily, there’s lots of cosy winter boots available and if you look carefully you will find a pair that offer both practicality and style.
Some of the ‘moon boot’ styles available look much larger than your average pair of boots would but if they keep your feet warm in the snow, who cares! Everyone on the slopes will be wearing sensible footwear so hopefully you won’t miss your heels too much!
If you’re looking for more glamour, take a pair of flattering knee-high boots that you can wear with jeans in the evenings when you go out for dinner or some drinks.
When deciding which items of clothing to take, stick to a simple colour scheme. Jeans will prove to be a versatile option, whilst jumpers and cardigans are a necessity for layering and will give you plenty of outfit choices.
The latest trend in ski wear is to go for black on top and then jazz the rest of the outfit up with bright colours so be like a pro and do it like the rest of them! Alternatively, don’t worry about the specialist gear and invest in a simple and practical winter coat. If you’re worried about ruining it, you could always layer it with a waterproof jacket whilst you have fun on your skis.
When the cold bites, you are going to need some woolly winter essentials to keep you warm. Accessories such as hats, gloves and scarves are perfect, whilst you might also need an across the body bag to keep all your essentials safe. Faux fur is also popular in cooler climates so go wild and wear a big hat or luxurious stole.
Cold weather is notorious for drying out the skin and causing hair to appear lacklustre so ensure that you carry beauty products that will help to keep everything hydrated. Take your usual moisturisers for face and body, lip balm and protective face balm which includes SPF. Even though the weather may be cold you still need to protect your skin from the sunlight.
Whilst you’re away, drink plenty of water and stock up on foods which include Omega 3 such as salmon and walnuts as this will also help you to retain healthy skin and hair in frosty conditions!
Our most important tip is..make sure you have an amazing time!
Do you have any style tips for skiing holidays?