Ensure your next alpine adventure is as chic as can be with our edit of the best ski wear, from affordable high street options to blow-the-budget designer pieces.
There are so many options to hit the slopes in style right now and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Loads of high street brands have launched their own ski wear collections – H&M, Oysho, ASOS, Topshop – offering trend-led pieces with practical technology that’s going to keep you warm and dry on the powder.
If you’re a keen ski bunny and are looking to invest long-term in an alpine wardrobe, there are also plenty of high-end brands adding a modern cool to the sport. Perfect Moments is one to bookmark if you’re after a Christmas card-esque retro aesthetic, whilst US brand Cordova is giving us ‘90’s-supermodel-on-the-slopes vibes.
Scroll to shop our edit of the best pieces, from salopettes and goggles to moon boots and base layers, for a variety of budgets…
Perfect Moments is the ski brand to bookmark if you’re after a Christmas card-esque retro aesthetic - think ‘70’s-esque salopettes and vintage-inspired roll-necks - just a chic on the slopes as at the après ski.
BLOW THE BUDGET
For effortless on-piste looks, look no further than Cordova. Founded by Jane and Cody Seim in Sun Valley, Idaho, the collection comprises tailored ski pieces with a nod to the old glamour of the slopes – think form-fitting one-pieces, cinched-in waist puffas and luxe metal finishes. We love the monochrome Telluride Suit with its slim-fit bottoms and oversized tailored top half – it’s the epitome of alpine chic.
If you’re keen to bring more colour to the course, check out Perfect Moment’s rainbow-hued-down parka. Like a ski version of an Olivia Ruben dress, it’s certainly not one for any wallflowers but will make a serious impact on the slopes.
And for accessories, Celine’s black studded mirror goggles will take your ski looks to new altitudes.
If you’re the type to go skiing or snowboarding every year, it pays to invest in an alpine wardrobe you’re going to love for trips to come. The likes of Sweaty Betty, Goldbergh and P.E.Nation all offer great, technical ski pieces that, although aren’t cheap, aren’t in the luxury camp either and have genuinely warranted price tags.
We love Sweaty Betty’s base layers for warmth and comfort. Crafted from breathable, moisture-wicking stretch-jersey and designed in wearable colours and prints, they’ll keep you toasty on the slopes and chic when you strip down to your base for lunch in the sunshine at the top of the mountain – pure bliss. They also wash incredibly well and come in handy for freezing cold January days here in the UK too.
For ski suits that make a statement, it’s worth checking out FreePeople’s range. The brand has lent its signature boho aesthetic to off-piste chic, with jackets, pants and base layers crafted from unexpected prints and a kaleidoscope of colours. We’ve fallen for the Bunny Slope Printed Set with its off-beat, tile-inspired motifs. It’s sure to get some nods of approval on the snow.
HIGH STREET STEALS
Finally, the high street has really come into its own on the skiwear front in recent years. Topshop’s ski collection (now available exclusively at ASOS) gets top marks for on-trend pieces, from sporty ribbed base layers to flared, leopard print salopettes.
If you’re in the market for ski wear but want to put most of the budget behind the apres bar tab instead, it’s worth checking out Oysho. The online brand hits at high street prices and offers some seriously good ski, sport and loungewear pieces. We particularly love the PRIMALOFT® SKI padded jacket in white. With an oversized neck, cinched waist detail and on-trend quilting, it will ensure you look the part on the slopes even if it’s your first time.
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