Although I am comfy and cozy holed up in my Los Angeles apartment, I cannot deny there is something quite magical about a winter trip. I find that there are two types of people when it comes to cold weather getaways. You are either the winter sport fanatic that can be found racing down the powdered snow mountains at the speed of light or you identify more with the idea of a sitting-by-the-fire in a warm cabin. Regardless of your desired experience, a wintery getaway can be holistic and an inviting way to celebrate the new year. So if you find yourself heading to a mountain resort soon, there is no better time than now to embrace the widely coveted aprés ski aesthetic. From more-than-necessary snow jackets to cute sweaters, we uncover it all here. Time to bundle up.
Embrace the Cold With the Aprés Ski Aesthetic
You cannot plan a winter escape without having a solid snow jacket on hand. No matter what your agenda is, an insulated outerwear piece is an essential piece when it comes to staying warm. It is also just as essential for nailing down that chic aprés ski aesthetic. For a more sleek winter look, stick to neutrals such as black and white. However, if you want to stand out on the slopes, take a step further and opt for pattern or a bright pop of color.
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Snowsuits and Snow Pants
Underneath your top layer, a durable base layer is just as important. If you are looking for something easy and seamless, an all-in-one snowsuit is the way to go. This one piece is superior for keeping the wet snow off your body. However, snow pants paired with several top layers is just as effective. I found a slew of options in both so your an easily shop for your winter vacation.
Of course, it is important not to neglect your footwear too! While it would be convenient to wear your everyday leather boots, it is not the most practical when battling snow and cold winds. Thus, snow boots are a must to really channel the aprés ski chalet vibes. An influencer favorite, Moon Boots, are so chic but they sell out rapidly so be sure to invest while you can!
Aprés Ski Aesthetic Sweaters
No matter where you happen to be for the winter, you always need a good sweater or two on-hand. There are actually a lot of cute, wintery options that fit right into this particular aesthetic. From knit tops that literally say ‘aprés’ to classic Fair Isle prints that practically scream cozy. Layer your favorites under your snowsuit or wear them with jeans when you are holed out in the cabin.
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This season, a balaclava seems to be the must-have winter accessory on everyone’s wishlist. This is a knit piece that encompasses the entire head for maximum warmth. It forgoes the need for earmuffs, making it not only stylish, but ultra convenient. Get ahead of the curve now by shopping the balaclavas ahead.
Cold Weather Accessories
Last but certainly not least, I wanted to pay homage to cold weather accessories. After all, if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors in the snow, you should take all of the help you can get. Cozy scarfs (look for fabrications such as wool and mohair) and snow-proof gloves play major roles when it comes to adhering the aprés ski aesthetic.