Ski Essentials To Look Stylish This Winter

If you're heading for vacation this winter having the right ski gear can make a huge difference as everyone wants to look stylish on the ski slopes. Gone are the days when skiwear made you looks part duvet, part yeti. New designs are not only technical – we're talking ultra waterproof and protective – they look chic too. From classic puffers to retro ski suits, there are ski styles for every personality and taste. Just make sure your items are comfortable, fit, and are appropriate for the weather and snow conditions.

Below are some must-have ski essentials you’ll need before hitting the slopes this winter:

1. Ski Jacket

It’s easy to base a jacket choice on style alone, but as your biggest barrier to the cold it must firstly be wind and water-resistant. To maintain a comfortable temperature no matter what the conditions, choose a jacket with zip vents and good breathability so that you don’t over-heat or let the cold in.

Whilst some jackets will have built in synthetic or down insulation for added warmth, it is not uncommon for outer jackets to act as just a barrier to keep the elements out, often referred to as a ‘shell’.

2. Sunglasses

When your goggles come off at lunch or après you may be dazzled by the light and your eyes can get sunburned causing snow-blindness – a temporary loss of vision due to overexposure to the sun's UV rays. Aim to block 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light with a good pair of sunglasses. If you prefer to use glasses over goggles with a helmet, make sure you take your helmet along when purchasing. Using helmets with googles will also require you to keep your face topped up with sun cream to avoid some embarrassing tan lines!

3. Beanie Hats

It is worth buying decent quality headgear on your trip. As soon as your helmet comes off, your hat should go on whether that’s at après, walking around the resort or sitting outside at lunchtime. So, make it a good one! Try brightening up your ski attire with fun, floral-pattern or gloomy color beanie hats.

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4. Waterproof Gloves Or Mittens

Good ski gloves or mittens are essential for a good day on the slopes. And nothing squashes a morning faster than what feels like frostbite. Make sure your hand wear is up to scratch – waterproof construction with insulation technology is a must. Separate thermal inners are always a good save if you need that extra bit of warmth in your fingertips.

5. Neck Warmer

A neck warmer (or buff) is a fun and versatile addition to your ski outfit. Not only do they help keep you warm and cozy but they can also elevate one’s look and their outfit altogether. The beauty of neck warmers is how adaptable they are: you can wear them as a hood, scarf, bandana, balaclava, headband – the options are endless!

6. Ear Muffs

Keep your ears warm this winter with these jeweled fur earmuffs. Earmuffs are the perfect accessories to round off your stylish snowsuit.