What To Pack For A Stylish Weekend On The Slopes

by Sarah Morrison

The garlands were grand, the festive attire, plentiful, and to be truthful, we’ve never met a champagne toast we didn’t like.

Holiday season, you never fail to impress.

Now while the seasonal cheer was a sight to behold, for those adventuresses among us, we look ahead to another treasured tradition; this time, at an altitude much higher than that of your typical Christmas tree.

Enter: Mountain time.

Between slaloming the slopes, to reveling in post-piste frivolity, rounding out the perfect wardrobe is half the fun (and the battle) of conquering any one alpine excursion.

And with every ripe adventure comes an equally ripe opportunity to take one’s style to entirely new heights, too. Here, I’ve put together your fail-safe guide to forging ahead both on the powder and off—because even the slopes deserve their moment of style.

Destination: Mountain Time

Travel day means comfort above all, and a no-fuss sweater is a must for any trek. This cashmere number from AllSaints is a classic for its super soft feel and thoughtful design that stands out from the pack.

Siddons Cashmere Blend Sweater by AllSaints, $198, available at allsaints.com

These buttery-soft skinnies by MOTHER are as good as they come for their fitted, yet stretchy fit that holds up forever. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more perfect pair—no questions asked.

Looker Skinny Jeans by MOTHER, $196, available at saksfifthavenue.com

Your favorite slipper, but make it fashion. These love-forever flats from Birdie’s are a must-have for their extra cushioning that truly feels like walking on a cloud. And that plush design? Double-win.

The Starling in Black Velvet by Birdie’s, $95, available at birdies.com

A blanket you can wear in public. This take-anywhere travel wrap by White + Warren is worth investing in for its sumptuous cashmere fabrication that just begs to be cozied up to.

Cashmere Travel Wrap by White + Warren, $315, available at whiteandwarren.com

Peak-to-Après, Perfected

This powder day, turn heads for more reasons than one with the help of this high-impact puffer from ADD Down. Crafted from a mid-weight technical weave, it’s not only warm, but it knocks it out of the park with aesthetics, too. I mean, just look at that gloss!

Hooded Down Jacket by ADD Down, $506, available at shopbop.com

Fashion and function is the ethos of Spyder, and this jumpsuit pant is a definitive case in point. With its stretchy, sleek fit, zipping downhill or over to après has never looked easier (or chicer, we might add!).

Strutt Softshell Bib Pant by Spyder, $299, available at utahskis.com

Incredibly warm in pure cashmere, this wintertime essential by Cuyana is made even better for its clean lines and muted tone. Slip under your helmet for a day’s work, and then make a quiet style statement après-ski.

Cashmere Beanie by Cuyana, $95, available at cuyana.com

Earn your stripes (and then your après) by donning this ultra-cool colorblocked staple from Alp-N-Rock. Whether on-mountain or off, your warmth is guaranteed thanks to its heavyweight construction and a snug fit throughout.

The Slalom Sweater in Heather Grey by Alp-N-Rock, $228, available at alpnrock.com

Frozen toes, you’ve met your match. Made of sweat-wicking and insulating merino wool, these slope-ready socks by Bombas are a total shoo-in for warmth that won’t quit.

Women’s Merino Wool Calf Socks by Bombas, $18, available at bombas.com

Date-Night Done Right

A rich merlot color gives this universally-flattering silhouette a decidedly sensual feel. Pair with a cozy wrap coat (like this one by Hobbs London) for date-night style in a cinch.

Julie Dress by Reformation, $118, available at shopbop.com

Instant-luxe. Croc-embossed, and with just the right height, these knee-high stunners by Free People promise to be your after-hours go-to.

Grayson Tall Boot in Black Croc by Free People, $298, available at freepeople.com

Snowed-In, For The Win

Honor your favorite snow-capped destination with a statement-making sweater from Ellsworth and Ivey. Its clean, minimalist design certainly speaks for itself (now, if only all souvenirs could look this chic).

Women’s Aspen Sweater by Ellsworth and Ivey, $128, available at ellsworthandivey.com

Snowed in? Lounge away with Lunya’s Pocket Legging and never look back. With its smooth, double-layered waistband and fine weave, it’s the hero piece every off-duty adventuress deserves.

Siro Pocket Legging by Lunya, $98, available at lunya.co

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