Step out of the skis.
Sure, you looked all cute on the slopes in your Canada Goose Camo Parka, but let’s not forget, skiing is a sport, not a fashion show. Ok, it’s kind of both. Once you’re all defrosted and showered it’s time to slip into something cozy and head to the lodge to sip a hot toddy and mix it up with your fellow winter sports enthusiasts. But even if you’re someone who’s not inclined to hit the slopes under any circumstances, you can still rock après-ski style. Because everyone wants to feel warm and look hot all winter long
The Snow Leopard
Since time immemorial, explorers have descended upon the snowy Himalayas of Central Asia in hopes of viewing the elusive—and endangered—snow leopard. That has nothing whatsoever to do with this outfit, other than the fact that elusive you should prepare to be highly sought-after in your faux-fur Finola leggings.
1. Mohair is basically magic. It has the warmth of wool and the softness of a cloud.
The Reracs High-Neck Sweater | $615, barneys.com
2. Comfy leggings have never before been this warm or looked this hot.
Area Finola Leopard-Print Leggings | $695, barneys.com
3. The toughness of the Moncler Berenice hikers balances out the softness of the leggings.
Moncler Berenice Leather & Velvet Hikers | $840, neimanmarcus.com
The Mod Classic
A cushy sweater, fitted comfort slacks and a big fluffy boot. It’s been the perfect formula for après-ski since the 1960’s, and we’re inclined to think that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
1. A classic geometric design and modern oversized fit make this Chinti and Parker sweater a perfect blend of heritage and innovation.
Chinti & Parker Colorblock Cashmere Shirt | $490, net-a-porter.com
2. The Row’s viscose skinnys are as suitable for a biz meeting as they are for the lodge.
The Row Franlkin Stretch Skinny Pants | $890, barneys.com
3. Sheepskin and suede make these Uggs incomparably comfy and toasty.
Classic Tall Ugg Boots | $200, neimanmarcus.com
If she wears white on the slopes, what do you think she’s going to wear at the lodge?
1. For the woman who believes that winter was made for white, the Onia cashmere hoodie is a perfect blend of casual tailoring with a luxe fabric.
Onia Lauren Cashmere Pullover | $295, saksfifthavenue.com
2. It’s not often that a pair of pants is widely acclaimed, but when you try on Lafayette 148’s Gramercy stretch pants, it will all make sense.
Lafayette 148 Gramercy Pants | $398, neimanmarcus.com
3. If you can’t wear furry white moon boots to the lodge après-ski, then you can’t wear furry white moon boots anywhere.
Ash Cool Moon Boots | $201, neimanmarcus.com
Haute Ski Haus
This year, knits are showing up in all kinds of configurations: deconstructed, backwards-stitched, backless or holey. We love innovation, but we don’t want to look like we tumbled down the mountain in our après-ski look. We prefer variations in stitch, texture, color or silhouette to add interest without instituting anarchy.
1. Kolor’s asymmetric hem and bold graphic in wool is the creme de la creme of this season’s knits.
Kolor Mixed-Knit Sweater | $239, barneys.com
2. A slim leather trouser adds dimension to your look without adding bulk.
Barney’s Lambskin Trousers | $1,395, barneys.com
3. A fluffy boot softens the assertiveness of leather.
Ugg Adirondack Lace-Up Boots | $250, neimanmarcus.com
A panda sweater can be ironic or cute. But either way, it’s hard to say ‘no’ to the most adorable bear on earth.
1. This cashmere ski sweater is as cuddly as a real live panda. At least, that’s what we would surmise, devoid of actual empirical research.
AQUA Cashmere Ski Goggle Panda Sweater | $112.80, bloomingdales.com
2. Slim stretchy straight-leg pants are as comfy as yoga pants, but infinitely more elegant.
Akris Punto Francoise Pants | $495, neimanmarcus.com
3. Sorel’s sparkly Arctic boots are so cute and comfy, they may compel you to pray for snow.
Sorel Joan of Arc Boots | $300, neimanmarcus.com