The most functional and beautiful looks for the slopes22 February 2019
As global skiing pros and hockey champions alike take to the slopes of Alpensia and the ice rink in Gangneung for the 2018 Winter Olympics, you might be tempted to partake in a spot of slaloming yourself. Whether you’re bombing it down the Italian Alps or tackling your local dry slope, you’ll want to follow our steps for looking on-trend at all times as you work on turning that faceplanting into freestyling...
First things first, you need to stay warm, but you’ll be working out pretty hard so it’s crucial you can peel off the layers as you break out a sweat. Roxy has some uber-cool sweatshirts as well as thin baselayers perfect for maximum insulation on the rockiest of precipices - a lightweight fleece will do the job without adding extra bulk. Thick socks are a must when hefting around boots and skis all day long; check out these pure wool beauties from Snow+Rock designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable from the first run of the day to the last.
It’s all about the details
You’ll be wanting to protect your hands and face against the elements as you’re whizzing round that ice rink or down that black run, and with amazing ranges of snow accessories from the likes of Surfdome and Mountain Warehouse, you’re sure to find something to suit your style! If you’re all about those patterns, why not eschew the Nordic Fair Isle look for something a little more modern, such as a camouflage beanie or rainbow gloves.
Models and celebrities of all kinds have been taking to the slopes in impeccable style this year which has provided us with some fabulous inspo in the snow wear department!
2019 hails the return of the retro all-in-one suit with a cinched-in waist and minimalist colour scheme - grab yours from Snow+Rock and you can choose from a variety of designs. Alternatively, you could choose trousers in a simple black or white and let your jacket do the talking. Both Paris Hilton and Simi Khadra favoured futuristic fashion this year in metallic jackets and now you too can hop on the loud ‘n’ proud trend with a fluorescent Nike jacket from Surfdome.
For pro equipment with a stylish edge look no further than Snow+Rock - you’ll be looking mogul-ready and prepped for the powder in these fantastic boots from Adidas, Burton and Salomon to name just a few brands. With such a great range on offer, you’re bound to find a pair to match your snow get-up.
Embrace your inner chalet girl, channel those dude vibes, and take to the slopes in performance-ready gear that looks as good as it feels, as recommended by us!