How to Look Chic in Apres Ski Style

Whether you love skiing, snowboarding, or just watching it all from your armchair, the best part of a fun winter sports day is Après Ski. There’s nothing like cozying up by a roaring fire with friends and family, hot chocolate and munchies in hand, feeling relaxed and ready to party!

Looking Chalet chic in a cute Apres Ski Outfit really sets the mood. Here are 8 ways to have Apres Ski style when you’re kicking back with the gang!

chalet chic

turtleneck (similar)

1. Cozy Up in a Big Turtleneck

The easiest way to look like a snowbunny on or off the slopes is to build your outfit around a cozy, oversized turtleneck and snuggly puffer coat. This cute Apres ski outfit is from Talbots, which always has a great selection cozy winter looks.

brown fair isle sweater

brown sweater

2. Wear a Snuggly Fair Isle Sweater

Another way to get an instant Nordic vibe is with a toasty Fair Isle sweater.  Pair a Fair Isle patterned sweater with black skinny velvet jeans. Slip on some cozy mules or slippers, and a touch of jewelry.

For an edgier version of this outfit, try faux leather pants.

Apres Ski - Striped Sweater

3. Embrace Faux Fur Trim

You’ll feel snuggly and warm and oh so so chic in anything with a touch of fur trim.  Slip on some white fuzzy earmuffs, a faux fur hat, or this classic red winter coat. A touch of faux fur trim is all you need to nail the Swiss slopes look.

APres Ski - Plaid Vest

4. Be Playful with Plaid

Plaid is a perfect choice for an Après Ski outfit, but it can often fall into the predictable category. To make sure that doesn’t happen, try plaid reimagined.

For example, plaid in a new shape, like this cute puffer vest. Wear it with a wooly tunic sweater and skinny jeans. Then, pump up the excitement with a bold red crossbody bag.

5. Kick up Your Heels in Cute Utility Boots

A pair of cute boots is the finishing touch to any Chalet Chic outfit. For a  natural, outdoorsy look, go for  suede shearling boots with a cool buckle, lace-up hiking booties with thick woolen sock insets, or mukluks.

6. Sprinkle in Cozy Accessories

Finish off your Chalet Chic look with these snow bunny details. Don’t forget:

  • Cute knitted hats with playful pompoms
  • Long wool-blend cardigans
  • wooly ponchos
  • Snuggly cable knit leggings
  • Sweaterdresses
  • Touch screen-friendly knit gloves
  • Bright, colorful wooly scarves
  • an excellent pair of sporty sunglasses
  • quilted bags


red and pink faire isle sweater


7. Throw in Some Red

The holidays are a popular time to embrace Apres ski dressing, so why not throw in some festive Christmas red. Red is one of the signature colors of the Apres Ski style, and a sporty striped sweater is fun and energetic. Wear it with neutrals like black, white, taupe, dark green, navy, and gray.


brown ski sweaterRust and cream ski sweater


8. Create an Après Ski Beauty Look

Once the sun goes down, freshen up with some tinted lip gloss and a dab of shadow. A touch of shine in your make-up will make you glow in front of the fire.

Fluff up your hair at the crown with your fingers. If you’ve been out in the cold, it’s probably been smushed from wearing a hat all day. You’ll look intentionally undone, in other words, more youthful.

In summary, The critical pieces in this cozy, athletic look are chunky, patterned knits. There are plenty to choose from.

Be looking for argyle sweaters, fair isle prints, cable knits, and Nordic woolens that make you feel like curling up in front of a roaring fire.

To look cool and current like you belong in Aspen (and not kitschy), remember:

It’s All About Texture –Nubby, fuzzy, chunky, and furry are all great words to describe your ideal fall sweater. The best-patterned knits are playful and fun to touch.

Big, long sweaters and oversized “boyfriend” knits make these ski lifestyle sweaters modern and new. Turtlenecks and funnel neck sweaters are also on trend. Ponchos are fabulous. Fringe is fun.

Color and Pattern – Neutrals are chic, especially shades of gray, but there’s room for splashes of brights, too, if that’s more your personality. Patterns give your casual wardrobe pizzazz.

The Right Mix – Alpine-style sweaters look edgier when worn with leather leggings, silky jogging pants, skinny jeans, maxis, and short skirts.

Accessories that Work With It – Woolen hats, giant infinity scarves, fur, and shearling complement this style. A faux fur vest is a fabulous accessory.

Finally, remember cozy looks are wider than the ski lodge.  They will look just as fabulous at home as at the Chalet. That’s because the Après Ski style is more than a way to dress. It’s a state of mind.

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4 thoughts on “How to Look Chic in Apres Ski Style

  1. Hello- I love the black and cream sweater with reindeer and the skinny jeans in the chalet chic look. Also, I saw you wearing a pair of perfect leopard pumps!! Keep up the great work!
    Xo, Min

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