Skiwear wishlist: on the piste and aprés-ski

Skiwear wishlist: on the piste and aprés-ski

Our family will be heading to the Austrian slopes in April, and I’ve been pondering what to pack. It’s been fun checking out all the jolly, bright children’s skiwear out there, and I’ll be posting about that soon. Adult skiwear, on the other hand, is more of an investment. As well as looking good, it needs to be long-lasting and durable enough to keep you warm and dry in adverse weather.

Skiwear can be bulky, so for this trip I’ve decided to cut down on different outfits, and just go for two ‘looks’: on the piste and aprés-ski.

On the piste

Womens skiwear

For a splash of colour, I’ve picked out this Braddock Women’s Ski Jacket from outdoor clothes retailer Mountain Warehouse. It’s lab-tested to -30 degrees, has an outer shell of waterproof IsoDry fabric, and an internal pocket for goggles and your phone. So coupled with Mountain Warehouse’s breathable, waterproof Morillion Women’s Ski Pants, I’ll hopefully stay nice and dry (nobody wants damp legs on the slopes!).

The Braddock jacket has a vivid splash of fuschia inside the hood, so when I looked around at Mountain Warehouse for accessories to accompany it, I chose neutral shades of grey and cream for the Kylie Knitted Snood and the Penelope Knitted Beanie. I couldn’t resist a bit of colour on the goggles, though; how cool is the rainbow reflection on these Extreme Women’s Ski Goggles?

Aprés-ski

Aprés Ski

For aprés-ski I wanted to go for style and comfort – so I chose this snuggly-looking grey Textured Jumper with Cashmere from Esprit. With a more dressy top underneath, it would look elegant in the evening, especially paired with Esprit’s High-Stretch Perfect Rear Jeans (because, let’s face it, who doesn’t want a perfect rear? And I certainly need all the help I can get with that…..). And finally, I loved the look of the Saddle Bag in Rough Suede, also from Esprit.

Are you going skiing this year? Have you decided what to pack?

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12 Comments

  1. January 17, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    I’ve never been skiing, I’m terrified of breaking something however I’m sure my kids would love it

    • Nell
      Author
      January 20, 2017 / 11:11 am

      It can be nerve-wracking!

  2. January 17, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Being the lucky one that I am, I live 50 mins form the nearest ski resort and ski lots every season, but I haven’t been on a “ski holiday” for about 6 years now. This means of course that I don’t need to pack anything and my “après ski wear” consists of my whole wardrobe! However…I do like your choice of jumper and perfect rear jeans! I hope you have a great trip. Skiing in Austria’s the best!

    • Nell
      Author
      January 20, 2017 / 11:12 am

      You’re so lucky!

  3. January 18, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Ooh I love both your ski looks! You are all sorted and I can’t wait to hear about your ski adventure. I have only been once as a kid and I wasn’t very good so I admire anyone who makes a full holiday of it!

    • Nell
      Author
      January 20, 2017 / 11:19 am

      Thanks. I’ll let you know how we get on!

  4. January 19, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Love these ski looks, plus anything with cashmere always gets my vote!

    • Nell
      Author
      January 20, 2017 / 11:29 am

      I know. So versatile!

  5. January 19, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    im not going skiing, in fact I’ve never been. I’d like to though! These outfits looks great! Love the goggles! x

    • Nell
      Author
      January 20, 2017 / 11:32 am

      Aren’t they fab?

  6. January 25, 2017 / 7:04 am

    I will probably never go skiing as the cold makes me moan too much but I love both those outfits! The apres-ski one with the coat on would be great for weekends too.

    • Nell
      Author
      January 29, 2017 / 5:57 pm

      Yes, you’re right. It’s too nice to wear for just one week a year!

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