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Ladies’ ski fashion this winter

Posted on Wednesday 14th September 2016 by Lesley Thomas

For those of us who love layering up, there’s nothing more exciting than the days becoming shorter and the nights drawing in, a chill in the air and the magnetic pull of the A/W16 collections. A ski holiday represents just as much of an opportunity to update the wardrobe as a beach getaway; check out our pick of this season’s hottest trends on the ski slopes and on the apres ski scene.

Loud base layers

Bold patterns and sportswear are bang on trend right now and leggings as trousers has never been so acceptable in polite society. Choose bright and beautiful base layer leggings - then when you peel off your salopettes for a bite to eat and a warm drink, you’ll still be stylish.

The same goes for thermal layers; with so many options on the market combining functionality and fun, there’s no excuse for boring ski-wear. Check out brands like Sweaty Betty and Uniqulo for some comfy and cool options.

Invest in a ski jacket

Your ski jacket serves several functions; it needs to keep you warm and dry on the slopes, but it’s also the most visible part of your outerwear, so choose something that reflects your personality - it’s worth investing in, and a good quality option will last a long time.

Luxury brand Moncler offers goose down jackets that will more than do the job, but they’re pretty pricey with it; luckily Topshop also has some attractive options in its SNO range, including metallic jackets and stylish salopettes to match.

Nordic knits

We haven’t yet quite reached peak scandi, but we’re close - nordic food, nordic fashion and nordic homewares are all pretty fashionable right now.

A cosy and well made fairisle jumper will take you from reading by the fireside to going out for dinner depending on how you accessorise it; check out British brand Shackleton for knits that are made to last.

If you’d love the chance to break out your ski wardrobe a bit more often, then a holiday home in the Alps could be right up your street. We’ve got beautiful chalets and apartments, suitable for family holidays, spending time with friends or cosying up with your other half in Swiss and French resorts Alps - take a look at our portfolio to find out more.

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