It feels like summer hasn’t even ended and Ski season is already upon us. Whether you’re heading to America or planning a European escape, prepare yourself for the slopes with Culture Trip’s essential edit of the best skiwear to buy now.
Weekday puffer jacket, £70
The kind of ski jacket you won’t have to leave in your cupboard for most of the year, Weekday’s Viola puffer jacket comes with a high neck, as well as elasticated waist and sleeves to ensure optimum cosiness all season long.
The snow shoes which never go out of style: these red, white and blue moon boots will take you from slopes, to restaurant, to bar in futuristic fashion.
What skiers would do without Uniqlo’s affordable, highly functional and effective heat tech line we don’t know. Whether you’re looking for a lightweight polo neck to layer upon, an agile fleece or hunting for easy-to-wear leggings, there’s nothing you can’t find from the Japanese super brand.
Fendi logo gloves, £435
Sure, investing hundreds of pounds in statement white gloves might feel a little excessive but we guarantee these works of art will keep you smiling and your fingers fashionably toasty all day long. Plus, they’re a perfect talking point for afterski festivities (just don’t spill your jaegerbombs on them).
Bogner ski trousers, £345
The days of clunky salopettes on the slopes are long gone, and opting for a streamline look courtesy of Bogner’s slim-fit trousers means great things for your slalom game too. Plus, the gold button detail ensures you’ll elicit more than a few looks as you flash past.
Carhartt bomber jacket, £145
Whether or not this shearling Carhartt bomber jacket is strictly appropriate for the slopes is something we’ll let you decide, but for Afterski… it’s a must.
Acne Studios beanie, £110
Stand out and be seen on the slopes with this statement canary yellow wool beanie from Acne Studios. While their straight face logo represents the Swedish idea of ‘just enough’, we guarantee you’ll be bursting with joy when you put this on your head.
Mandkhai jumper, £238
Skiing wouldn’t be the same without the apres ski downtime, where comfort comes first and style a definite second. Thankfully, Mongolian cashmere brand Mandkhai has combined the best of both, with lightweight designs to wrap yourself up in.
Crocs x Christopher Kane, £64.99
Yep, it happened: Crocs are in fashion, and you should get a pair because they’re perfect for slinking around the hotel during the evenings. Wear with woollen socks (as suggested below) for the ultimate style win.
Falke glitter socks, £13
Forget spending £100 on Vetements x Reeboks socks and opt for a pair from Falke. Not only are they almost a 10th of the price, but the brand has specialised in well made, long-lasting hosiery since it launched in 1895. We love these suitably festive pair, with threads of glitter.