Ski in Black
Welcome to my first blog and blog post.
As you all know, Spring Break is here. For some, it has already come and gone; however, for those of us who are just getting started, finding the right look for your trip can be tedious.
If you’re anything like me, then you probably have an online shopping addiction; also, any event or trip requires a new wardrobe that will be worn once… maybe twice.
My boyfriend, Brad, and I are going to New Mexico to ski for the first time. And no, we do not plan on attending a beginner’s class.
I foresee a lot of falling and grabbing onto something with my life.
After weeks of searching through Pinterest and The Hunt, buying and returning clothes, and calculating costs, I think I finally have a ski ensemble. It’s sporty, classy, and should stand the test of time.
Inspired by Victoria Beckham’s sporty slope look:
I’m super jelly of Victoria Beckham’s slope look. Really. Who looks this good on the slopes? Victoria Beckham. It’s no mystery why she has exclusive access to some of Chanel’s ski clothes.
It’s important to do your research when buying ski clothes or equipment.
Ski clothes should be water and wind-resistant or waterproof. Shoes and gloves should also be waterproof. It really depends on what kind of snow and weather you’ll be skiing in. For the most part, you should be able to brush off snow from your clothes without it melting too much. That’s what I’ve read at least.
- AFRC In the Boot Stretch Petite Ski Pant- $170.99 (from peterglenn.com) Size 0
- Toni Sailer Greta Insulated Ski Jacket- $539.99 (from peterglenn.com) Size 4
- Timberland 14in. Premium Side-Zip Lace Waterproof Boots, In Buck- $130 (Outlet price. Retail price is $220) Size 8.5
- Magellan Youth Pink Goggles- $13 (from Academy) One Size
- Merell Black Crisp Contour Headband- $19 (from amazon.com) One Size
- Smartwool Ridgeway Gloves in Buck- $39.83 (from REI) Size Small
The AFRC In the Boot Stretch Petite Ski Pant retails for $225 but they went on sale for 189.99, and then I used a coupon code that lowered the cost to $170.99.
The thing about ski pants is that they are often baggy, and boot cut. I hate baggy boot cut pants. I have also learned that you should never buy ski pants that are meant to go over your ski boots, and then attempt to tuck them in. You might as well have a flashing sign that says “tourist.”
These ski pants are perfect- not too tight, and certainly not baggy. They show off your figure and your ski boots.
Functionally, they are water and wind resistant. The AFRC ski pants are also lined with fleece, which is perfect for spring skiing.
If $170 is too much for ski pants, especially if you’re only skiing once, then I suggest buying used or vintage ski pants on ebay. Just search “stirrup ski pant.”
The Toni Sailer Greta Insulated Ski Jacket was quite an expense, yet not as expensive as the original retail price of $1,149. Even now, it sells for $599 but I used a coupon code and purchased it for $539.99.
While the Toni Sailer ski jacket was more than my budgeted jacket expense, it is something that is subtle enough to wear every winter and not just on the slopes. It’s form fitting and leaves enough space for layers underneath. The quilting detail differentiates it from other jackets, and the arm patch gives it a sporty look.
It is also very functional with a powder skirt to keep out the snow, 100g Primaloft One insulation, and it is 20K waterproof.
So not only is it perfect for the slopes and cold weather, but you can also wear it for rainy days.
For those who do not spurge as much as I do, I think Colombia’s Nordic Point Interchange Jacket is a great option. It has a puffy inside jacket and waterproof shell that you can remove. It is bulkier, but I love wearing the omni-heat inside jacket alone.
The Timberland 14in. Premium Side-Zip Lace Waterproof Boots were a steal at $130 (tax included). These same boots currently retail for $220 (plus tax). I’m lucky enough to live down the street from an outlet mall, but those who do not may want to find another pair of waterproof boots online. Rain boots is another alternative, although not ideal for cold weather.
Ski in Black. It’s sporty, subtle, and timeless.
Do you have a Spring ski trip planned? Comment below and share your ski attire!