6 Ski Outfits to Take You from the Slopes to the Lodge

MaryKate Boylan
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While on a ski holiday, your outfit should transition seamlessly from the slopes to the chalet, but that is easier said than done. Thankfully, we have many style icons who perfected the formula: go sporty and graphic like Princess Diana, classic, yet colorful like Nan Kempner, or chill in shades of cream like Brigitte Bardot. Once back at the lodge, a good mix of activewear with cozy sweaters will have fellow ski bunnies impressed with your après style as much as your skills navigating black diamonds. From pristine winter whites, to retro '90s color blocks, and even some fair isle prints in between, the common thread is clear: how you accessorize is crucial. Second only to this commandment: layering is the answer to both your practical and stylistic

Whether you want to hit the slopes or the fireside bar, we’ve compiled the best ski outfits for the winter season.

Sporty Onlooker

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Photo credit: Slim Aarons - Getty Images

For a primer in après ski style, look no further than the ladies of Gstaad. Photographed here by Slim Aarons, lounging in the snow has never looked so effortless.

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A Touch of Glamour

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Take it from Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran, it is possible to hit the slopes in an outfit that is fabulous and functional.

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Hot Toddy Enthusiast

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You never know who you might run into sipping cocktails in the lodge (Dionne Warwick? Frank Sinatra?) so keep your look casual, but polished.

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Classic and Colorful

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Photo credit: Slim Aarons - Getty Images

Nan Kempner was an It-Girl even on the slopes. Follow her lead in bold shades of blue and green.

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Snow White

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Channel Brigitte Bardot and opt for neutrals like cream and beige that let your athletic prowess make the real statement.

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Serious Sportsman

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Photo credit: Princess Diana Archive - Getty Images

Princess Diana was truly skiing royalty—she was always perfectly suited up while maintaining her inimitable style.

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Photo credit: Hearst Owned

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