Whether you’re an avid skier or just an armchair winter sports fan, I’m sure you’d agree that the best part of it all is Après Ski.
Talbots is just one of many brands with a Chalet Chic collection this winter.
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. For many of us, looking the part is vital to set the mood. So, what do you wear to look cute and festive in the wintertime?
Here are some modern ideas for how to look chalet chic, at the ski lodge or from the comfort of your own home.
1. Wear a Snuggly Fair Isle Sweater
The easiest way to get Chalet Chic style on or off the slopes is to build your outfit around a toasty Fair Isle sweater. Pair a Fair Isle patterned sweater with black skinny Ponte leggings. Add chic leather booties with a stand out buckle, and a chic shoulder bag for a warm, refined look.
For an edgier version of this outfit, try leather pants. They’ll give this look an unexpected bite. Black velvet jeans can work too if you want a softer, more romantic vibe.
2. Add Something with Faux Fur Trim
Whether it’s a pair of 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.
3. Play with Plaid
Plaid is a perfect choice when you are going for Après Ski style, but it can often fall into the category of predictable. To make sure that doesn’t happen, try plaid in a new shape, like this cute plaid puffer vest. Wear it with a wooly tunic sweater and skinny jeans. Then, pump up the excitement with a bold red crossbody bag.
4. Kick up Your Heels in Cute Utility Boots
The finishing touch to any Chalet Chic outfit is a pair of cute boots. For a more natural, outdoorsy look, go for utility style. For example, tall suede shearling boots with a cool buckle, like the ones above, lace-up hiking booties with thick woolen sock insets, or mukluks are ideal.
5. Include 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
- Touch screen-friendly knit gloves
- Bright, colorful wooly scarves
- a cool pair of sporty sunglasses
- quilted bags
6. Enjoy Après Ski Beauty
Once the sun goes down, freshen up with some tinted lip gloss, a dab of shadow, and a touch of mascara. 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.
Finally, remember that cozy looks like these aren’t limited to the ski lodge. Both outfits will look just at fab back home as they will at the Chalet. That’s because Après Ski style is more than a way to dress. It’s a state of mind.