By Kristen McCleary
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Do you feel it? That famous Boston winter chill is back in the air, and it can only mean one thing: snow. While some of you may be groaning and tucking your head back under the covers, the skiers and snowboarders out there will happily rejoice because this means fresh powder is on the way! In honor of ski season, we’ve picked four ways for you to spruce up your ski outfit and look great out on the slopes – and not like Randy in A Christmas Story. You never know who you may meet on the lift, after all…
Go with Bright Colors:
Who says color-blocking can’t translate to your snow gear? Try having your pants, jacket and accessories all in opposite bright solids. Or, if you’d like to translate the monochromatic trend, pick an outfit in all different shades of the same color. Try the outfits above, or put your own spin on them.
Unbeknownst to many, there are ways to accessorize your ski outfit. It’s amazing the amount of cute ski gear items that are available out there. Goggles are a great way to do this; equate them to sunglasses, only with color and pattern options, like these fun magenta-printed ones from Anon. Coordinate your scarves, gloves and hat, but be sure that they serve their purpose as well as looking great. You don’t need to sacrifice warmth or wearability for style.
Invest, Invest, Invest:
This goes for guys and girls: don’t make people guess whether or not you’re trying to be funny by wearing what your mom owned in the 80’s. Go invest in a new coat and new pants that are both functional and cute. There are so many options out there, at all price ranges, that have incredible heat retention (yes, better than those bibs your mom bought you in seventh grade and swears will last forever). Go for either solid pants in a bright color and a coordinating matching patterned jacket, or switch it and do a patterned pant instead, like the ones above. You could always be bold and go with an all-patterned outfit with solid accessories — at least your group won’t lose you on the mountain.
The most fashionable, functional thing that the winter fashion gods ever gave us. Now, a fur jacket or vest is fine if you’re planning on just hanging in the lodge, but isn’t the best option for actually hitting the slopes. Instead, try a fur stole, fur-lined mittens or a jacket with a fur-lined hood. It will look great, keep you incredibly warm and add a touch of flair to your snow bunny outfit.