While compiling a ski wardrobe may not be rocket science, finding trendy pieces that will do an outstanding job at keeping you warm and comfy can be tricky.
No, it would not suffice to pack just cashmere. Although the material is soft and warm (and don’t forget chic!), it won’t do much to protect you from the elements. Here are some tips on what to wear to keep you warm and comfy on your next ski holiday without having to compromise your style:
Correct Layering is Key
When dressing up for skiing, start with a base layer. Wearing a long-sleeved shirt first can help keep you dry, and consequently, warm. Wet cloth can make you feel cold after it touches your skin, so make sure to wear a base shirt that is extremely un-absorbent.
It also pays to choose a shirt made of material that can facilitate wicking, or the process of actively transferring water away from your skin. Clothes made out of fabrics like polyester and wool are great choices.
When it comes to style, soft grays and bright, almost floral hues of pinks are in. While subdued color blocks are also trendy, you want to wear something that will let you stand out amidst other holidaymakers who whiz past.
Pack the Essential “Extras”
You may think you can do without goggles and a helmet, but they are essential parts of your ski ensemble. Choose goggles that offer full UVB and UVA protection, for when the clouds descend and the sun comes out. Ski helmets, on the other hand, can help mitigate the risk of head and neck injuries in case of an accident.
If you don’t ski often and are apprehensive about buying expensive skiing gear, consider looking for shops that offer ski clothes for rent, such as American Ski Exchange. Not only do we offer fashionable snowboarding and ski gear, our agents can also help you enjoy your ski holiday to the fullest — from helping you find the perfect ski slope to providing ski rental storage units!