25 Sep Ski Fashion 2017: This Ski Season's Essentials
Whether you're hitting the slopes for the skiing - or to see and be seen - there is plenty of opportunity to make a statement with ski fashion. Celebrities, royals, politicians and pop stars all make for the slopes once the season starts – followed, of course, by the paparazzi. As a result, ski fashion now comes in all shapes, varieties, colours and designs, from high-end Fendi stirrup pants, to cost effective and cool Rab ski gloves.
Here are some of the most essential ski fashion trends this year:
Waterproof, warm and lightweight, it's no wonder that Moonboots have been experiencing a rise in popularity. These vintage style classics were first sold in the 1970s and still have a cool, retro aesthetic. Even temperatures as low as -31°F can't defeat these stalwart boots, which also come in a range of fashion forward colours, including red and lime green.
Seen on: Olivia Palermo
Wear it: to nail après ski contemporary cool
Gwen Stefani has been pioneering animal print in the snow for years but this season its going mainstream. Choose bold zebra stripes or leopard spots - it's all about the animal print this season. From high street stores, through to high-end boutiques you'll find animal print ski fashion just about everywhere, we even featured it in our ski lessons infographic!
Seen on: Gwen Stefani
Wear it: head to toe
Available from: Sweaty Betty
Dungarees make an appearance on at least one fashion catwalk every season and now they're becoming a hot topic in ski fashion too. Dungaree salopettes are flattering, comfortable and a bold choice in a world full of regular old ski pants. Find a faux fur lined pair and they are super cosy too.
Seen on: off duty models, from Val d'Isere to Courchevel
Wear it: over a Fair Isle knit for lunch in the sunshine
Bold base layers
Fuchsia, peach, orange and lime green are just a few of the colours to choose from when it comes to your base layers this season. In days gone by it was a choice between black, grey, perhaps cream but now the trend is the brighter the better. Falke is the brand of choice for slope fashionistas in 2017
Seen on: contestants on The Jump
Wear it: under an unzipped jacket – these base layers are made to be seen
Perhaps unsurprisingly, a desire for labels has made its way off the catwalks and into the snow as high-end goggles become an even bigger trend than usual this season. We're talking super high-end fashion labels, as opposed to the classic ski names – Lacroix darling, Lacroix.
Seen on: Kourtney Kardashian
Wear it: everywhere – although not indoors
What's your style this season?