As I mentioned I vacationed in Aspen last week and spent my time making S-turns around Snowmass' evergreen trees, gondola-ing up and first-tracking down Ajax, and, of course, continuing the quest to perfect my slope-ready style. For starters, I finally found the perfect ski jacket: my new Authier. While its fabric is super-techy and fantastically insulating, the jacket, frankly, had me (as well as all my Aspen compadres!) with its glamorously oversize metal zippers. I also recently acquired these flatteringly-cut Bogner ski pants that my husband likes so much, he suggested I wear them year-round! They're fitted, flared-leg, and comfortably stretchy--and apres-at-The Little Nell suitable. Of course, clever layering is key in staying warm, but the trick is doing it in a way that is less Michelin Man, more Marlien. I've found that two thin long underwear tops by Hot Chillys (like this and this), topped off with a fleece works sub-zero at 10,000 feet. But this mid-layer fleece must be two things: very warm and very cute. Because when you take off your jacket for lunch or a hot chocolate break, it suddenly becomes all about what you're wearing underneath. So, on this past trip I bought this striped wool fleece by State of Elevenate. I also like these toasty options from Patagonia, Smartwool and Kjus. Off the slopes, it's all about statement sweaters, like this, this and this, perhaps a decadent faux fur reversible wrap like this (30% off!), plush accessories such as this J.Crew trapper hat, this bobble Asos beanie, and this striped faux fur collar, and great, snow-worthy boots like these by Sorel, Isabel Marant and Santana.
Photo: Giovanna Battaglia